Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hereford
Salary: £40,000 - £54,000
Job Published: November 09, 2018 11:38

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist

Salary: £40,000 - £54,000

Location: Hereford

Contract Type: Permanent – 22.5 Hours per week working over 3 days.

How we work:

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and families.

HIPSS provide a therapeutic fostering service to help children and young people with complex needs. It offers those who have experienced significant trauma in their lives an opportunity to overcome adversity and have the chance to form stable and secure relationships with their carers and learn to be a child again.

A dedicated, friendly and creative team of professionals from psychology, education, social care, fostering and youth work providing a full wrap around support system for children and young people with complex needs from 7 to 18 years old.

Our work is always underpinned by an individually developed bio-psychosocial formulation. Our formulations draw upon a wide range of psychological models. However, our four core models will always be used: Attachment; Systemic; Social Learning; Humanistic – Person Centred.

How you'll make a difference: 

  • You will develop and provide a high level systematic Psychology service using our service model
  • Taking responsibility for governance of psychological practice, treatment protocols and clinical supervision for the team.
  • You will manage the implementation of psychological interventions for children, parents, carers, families and groups
  • Carrying a complex caseload of direct work with young people and families with complex mental health needs ensuring the highest standards of clinical record keeping, delivering best practice through application and embedding of effective professional case management and reflective supervision.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary manner to provide highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention
  • Developing shared plans to support the young people and families in your caseload
  • You will work with the Locality Services Manager to develop and retain existing or new business opportunities and to contribute to and help put into practice new or revised policies that improve the quality of the service.
  • Creating clinical assessments, evaluations and reports for the service and sharing with internal stakeholders and commissioners
  • By measuring the impact and supporting to improve systems and processes that support young people.

What you'll need:

  • Doctorate or equivalent in clinical psychology
  • Registered as a qualified Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the UK Health Care Professions Council and qualified to work in the UK.
  • Experience of working with children in both clinical and community settings that are clinically orientated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency mental health settings.
  • Have in-depth knowledge and proven experience of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessments and interventions, to include complex trauma, parenting interventions and systemic models
  • Experience of highly specialist risk and psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings: inpatient, residential and community.
  • Experience of supervising clinical staff and assistants, including conducting group work.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection
  • An effective oral and written communicator with children, team members, parent/carers and other professionals
  • You will display excellent interpersonal and listening skill with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings, demonstrating enthusiasm and inspiration through this training

How we reward you:

  • 29 Days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • We support you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages
  • We have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to