Salary - £48,232 - £53,119 (37.5 hours per week)
Hours: Full- time (part-time considered)
We are looking for a clinical psychologist with a specialist interest in working with children who are looked after, who have experienced significant trauma, abuse and neglect and who have attachment disorders.The successful candidate will be asked to maintain and build upon the work of the current post holder.You will work in a collaborative way with a small group of staff teams to promote the well being of young people using the nurturing attachment and the implementation of strategies such as the attachment, self-regulation, and competency framework (ARC).
This is a rewarding role whereby you will enjoy using your initiative and creativity to address varied challenges and gain a sense of fulfillment.
Together Trust is a long-established North West charity that provides education, care and support for children, young people and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning disabilities and mental health needs, and/or who have experienced complex and unsettled family lives. This is a friendly, forward-thinking organisation with a passionate commitment to achieving positive outcomes for the people it supports. Our mission is to offer an equal chance in life for everybody. We believe everyone has the ability and the right to experience joy, happiness and hope, and we do everything in our power to make that happen.
About the role:
The post holder will join the team of clinical and educational psychologists within the Together Trust’s Department of Applied Psychology and will be responsible for providing a highly specialised clinical psychology service to the Together Trust’s Children and Families Service. Working alongside operational and registered managers within our children's homes , you will offer training, psychological consultation, advice and supervision to Together Trust residential care staff/ foster carers to enable them to better understand and meet the needs of the young people. You will undertake assessment, formulation and interventions for those children/ young people whose local authority placement plan provides for these, and where this is clinically indicated.Whilst receiving the support of others in the Applied Psychology team, you will be expected to work autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures.
- Offering tiered interventions within a framework of systemic consultation; including training, project work and whole service development, as well as direct work
- Providing advice and support to Heads of Service, Senior Operations Teams and Registered Managers
- Contributing to the general work of the Applied Psychology team
- Collaborating with the Trust Therapy Team which consists of speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counselling, play therapy and positive behaviour support.
- Have relevant experience
- Be registered with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
- Hold a Doctorate or Masters/ Diploma in Clinical Psychology (professional training)
It would also be highly desirable for you to have training in and experience of using the Attachment, Self Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework and the Nurturing Attachment model.
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