Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £44,632 - £49,298
Job Published: October 30, 2019 15:18

Job Description

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Reference Number: 335004571

Hours: Full Time (37)

Salary: £44,632 - £49,298

Location: Milton Keynes   

Closing date: 24/11/2019                                               

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for a skilled, enthusiastic Psychologist with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder. This innovative new service offers assessment, diagnosis and post diagnostic support for people aged 16+ within a multi-disciplinary setting, sitting alongside Social Care in Milton Keynes Council. The post holder will be actively engaged in shaping the service and leading the Psychology offer for Milton Keynes.

Key Duties  

  • To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to clients within the recently formed Integrated Autism service in Milton Keynes for people aged 16 and above.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment, diagnosis and therapy for individuals.
  • To work jointly with other members of MDT to assess, treat and co-ordinate care of referred clients.
  • Offer advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to multi-disciplinary teams, colleagues and to other, non-professional carers.
  • Work closely with a wide range of other and outside agencies.
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Department’s policies and procedures.
  • Supervise trainee clinical psychologists, assistant clinical psychologists and qualified psychologists.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.
  • Participate in CPD and other developmental activities.

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • Doctorate level training
  • Have undertaken research
  • Understanding of the impact of autism on the individual's experience and wellbeing.

Skills Required

  • Ability to organise work effectively and respond effectively to the needs of the community
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and on own initiative within LA strategies and policies.

Departmental Benefits of this role

  • Commitment to professional development
  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent peer support.

Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Option to buy more annual leave
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options
  • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.

Closing Date: 24th of November 2019.

To apply, please visit the Milton Keynes Council Careers website and fill in the application form.

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.