Highly Specialist Psychologist Practitioner

Job Title: Highly Specialist Psychologist Practitioner
Contract Type: Contract
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £35,114 - £40,380
Job Published: June 21, 2018 15:17

Job Description

Location: Cardiff, Wales, Darlington, North East, Exeter, South West, Liverpool, North West, Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber

Salary: £35,114 - £40,380 with potential allowance (equivalent to NHS band 8a)

Contract: Fixed term 21 months

The Support and Safeguarding team is recruiting an experienced and talented clinician to join our multidisciplinary team comprising psychologists, social workers, counsellors, support workers and assistant psychologists. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic practitioner to contribute to the work of the Inquiry by providing expert psychologically informed advice and consultation to Inquiry staff to ensure the wellbeing of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and the wider public who engage with us.

IICSA is one of the most important and high-profile public inquiries ever established. Our role is to identify, understand and learn from the institutional failings that allowed child sexual abuse to happen in the past, and to make robust recommendations to prevent that abuse from happening in the future.

In this role you will take a lead on providing psychological consultation and advice to areas of project development within the Truth Project’s “Diverse Communities” strategy, which will include external stakeholder work. This strategy aims to ensure that victims and survivors of child abuse from a variety of cultures and communities are enabled and supported to share their experiences with the Inquiry. The role is consultative with little direct client contact.

You will also respond to queries and requests for consultation and advice from across the Inquiry, working to prevent retraumatization and promote well-being, as well as supervising other members of the team.

To be successful in this role you will need experience of working therapeutically with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, along with highly developed skills in assessment, formulation and evaluation, and a comprehensive understanding of the cultural issues that affect the perception of child sexual abuse in different community groups. You will have applied knowledge of psychological trauma, in particular developmental trauma, and a sensitivity to parallel processes and organisational dynamics. You will also have experience of line management, expertise in providing advice in safeguarding matters and highly developed skills in risk assessment.

With the Inquiry being a time-limited project, the role is offered on a fixed term contract basis (21 months), or loan/secondment for existing civil servants.

For further details about this role and the benefits of working at the IICSA, please click on the apply button below.

Closing date: Midnight on, 10 July, 2018.