Lead Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Lead Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Halifax
Salary: 53000 - 63000
Reference: Ref LCP
Contact Name: Rebecca DeBono
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Job Published: February 02, 2021 12:24

Job Description

Role: Lead Clinical Psychologist

Employer: Timeout Children’s Homes

Job Type: Permanent / Full Time

Hours: Monday – Friday. 37.5 hours per week (Flexibility may be required)

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

An established clinical team is looking to recruit an inspiring Lead Clinical Psychologist to join our dynamic Senior Leadership Team. As a Clinical Lead you will have a pivotal role in leading and developing an expanding multi-disciplinary clinical service.

About Us:

Timeout Children's Homes is an independent organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 - 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives; and education for children with social and emotional barriers to learning at primary and secondary level.

The organisation was established in 2004 and has since grown organically and safely to provide only outstanding or good services in both our education and care services.

Our current clinical team work holistically with our care and education teams to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child/young person through cross-departmental systemic work.

What will you be doing:

  • Hold clinical responsibility for a multi-disciplinary team; through supervision and performance reviews.
  • Lead and develop an expanding Clinical team using a strategic approach to shape positive change.
  • To use data analysis to make informed decisions that are aligned with children’s and organisation’s goals.  
  • Proactively work holistically with our care and education teams; to ensure outcomes for children and young people are prioritised.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide direct therapy and assessment for Looked After Children with developmental trauma.
  • Develop and deliver training on relevant topics, to the care and education teams to enable them to provide therapeutic care and positive results for children.

What will you need:

  • A Doctorate level degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Registration with HCPC (or other relevant registration)
  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience providing direct therapy and assessment to children and young people
  • Previous experience of analysis and reporting
  • Demonstratable ability to lead and manage strategically
  • A genuine desire to restore positive life trajectories for children and young people.


  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Wellness programme (including free annual health screening, dental, therapy, podiatry, acupuncture. and option to include family members after 6 months).
  • Colleague referral scheme.

For further information about the role please see our careers site below, or alternatively contact our HR Manager, Rebecca DeBono on 01422 820510.

Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by Timeout upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).

“Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”

Timeout is an Equal Opportunities Employer:

For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our careers page below: