Job title: Clinical/Counselling/Health Psychologist
Job reference: LLCCPJUN21
Application closing date: Midnight on Sunday 27 June 2021
Location: Edinburgh / Fife / Falkirk
Salary: £40,872.00 - £47,846.00 per annum, dependent on skills and experience (equivalent to NHS Band 7).
Contract Type: 37.5 hours per week, fixed term for 1 year. Primarily Monday to Friday but hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the organisation.
Job category/type: Full-time, fixed term for 1 year.
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
- Personal development and employability programmes
- Self-help coaching
- Supported accommodation
- Care at home
- Housing support
- Social cafes
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:
- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
All of our services are underpinned by our trauma-informed approach to support delivery and we work with people to overcome challenges and to live full and independent lives.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within LinkLiving to support our ambition of becoming a fully trauma-informed organisation.
We are seeking to employ a chartered Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychologist to play a lead role in supporting the organisational change required to make this ambition a reality. This is a new post for us and is a rare chance to take a lead role in effecting real change, working closely with senior managers and the Board to ensure commitment to a trauma-informed approach at all levels of the organisation.
Using your expertise in trauma – both theoretical and practical – you will support the development of our trauma-informed training offering and the submission of funding applications, and lead on service design (and re-design where appropriate) to ensure that the trauma-informed approach is embedded in practice across the organisation – from senior managers to frontline staff.
You will also provide supervision and reflective practice sessions to staff teams to enhance their skillset and expand our trauma-informed support model across the organisation.
You will be a Chartered Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychologist with independent practitioner status and will be educated to Doctoral level or to Masters level with work experience enabling you to practice as a chartered psychologist.
We are looking for applicants who have particular interest and experience in trauma and associated trauma-informed practice who will be able to support our ambition to become a trauma-informed organisation.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at https://www.linkliving.org.uk
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Lee Williamson, Head of Services and Development – firstname.lastname@example.org – to arrange this.
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 27 June 2021
Interview Date: Interviews are being held Wednesday 7 July 2021 at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy or via MS Teams
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Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.