Clinical Psychologist (Children & Young People)

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist (Children & Young People)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canterbury
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Reference: Ref-CP2
Contact Name: Louise Simpson
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Job Published: December 20, 2018 17:05

Job Description

The Psicon Group, established in 1998, comprises six areas of specialist psychological and health services: Adult Mental Health Services; Child, Young People and Family Services; Community-Based Neurological Rehabilitation Services; Occupational Health Services; Medico-Legal Services; and Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Services. Through these, we provide prompt access to high quality professionals offering consultations, assessments, therapy and rehabilitation.

We value our employees as an integral part of our service delivery and believe in recruiting and investing in the best employees. We pride ourselves in providing our employees with the opportunities and resources to achieve their potential. Our company culture embraces the idea of ‘The Psicon Family’ in which we are open, work collaboratively and support each other.

An opportunity has arisen for a clinical psychologist within the Child Young People and Family Service (CYPFS) at Psicon. This is an exciting role and requires a confident clinical psychologist to join a small team of clinical, assistant psychologists and administrators in a variety of clinical settings. This includes child health, looked after children, neurodevelopmental, and direct therapy with young people and their families.

This role is a key part of the clinical team working together to ensure that Psicon offers the highest possible level of care to our clients. Candidates must therefore have excellent clinical skills and a proven record of delivering high quality, evidence-based assessments and interventions to younger people and their families. Ideally, they will be able to act as a supervisor and will be motivated by mentoring and developing our junior team members.

Candidates must also have excellent communication skills and be confident in their written work (writing reports for example). They will have immaculate organisational skills along with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. A flexible, enthusiastic and agile approach is essential as is the ability to thrive in a busy, demanding environment.

The successful candidate will be motivated by team work and confidently contribute to the wider clinical team. This includes psychiatry, paediatrics, speech and language, occupational therapy as well as other clinical psychologists. They will offer joint work with medical practitioner colleagues and join the clinicians from the Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Service and Post-Adoption Support Service in offering assessments for Autism and ADHD as well as contributing in-depth mental health assessments.

This is a full-time position (37.5hrs per week), Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. The role is based mainly in Canterbury but will also cover clinical sessions in Medway for two days per week. The contract will also involve one weekend per month to cover ASD clinics across the South of England (currently in Aldershot) for which the salary is fully inclusive.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out general and specialist assessments with clients in a range of settings
  • Delivering therapy to individuals and/or family groups
  • Contributing to the wider multi-disciplinary team with individual and joint work
  • Offering indirect clinical work, consultation, training and psycho-education to relevant stakeholders (e.g. social workers, support workers, teachers etc.)
  • Clinical supervision of assistant psychologists

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 4 years post qualification experience in delivering a range of clinical models
  • Highly skilled in engaging young people in a therapeutic environment
  • Eclectic, flexible, dynamic and adaptive approach to clinical work
  • Experience in systemic and cognitive behavioural clinical models
  • Experience of offering clinical supervision
  • Skilled in research methods and experimental design
  • Excellent command of IT and Microsoft software suit
  • Exceptional research and audit skills

Candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to apply in writing by sending their cv to Louise Simpson - HR & Operations Manager.

Please note, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by the company.

Psicon is committed to adhering to the Equality Act (2010) and offers equal opportunities to applicants, staff and clients from all demographic backgrounds.