Specialist Practitioner Psychologist, Band 7 equivalent

Job Title: Specialist Practitioner Psychologist, Band 7 equivalent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £35,114 - £40,380
Job Published: July 06, 2017 11:21

Job Description

This is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to work for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The Inquiry’s Health Directorate is recruiting a range of experienced and talented clinicians to work within the newly-formed Support and Safeguarding team, comprising psychologists, social workers, counsellors and support workers.

This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic psychologist to contribute to the work of the Inquiry by providing expert psychological consultation to Inquiry staff, overseeing the provision of emotional support to victim and survivors and contributing to the implementation of trauma-informed training across the Inquiry. The role is consultative, functioning as the main point of contact for escalations relating to issues of well-being and safeguarding from across the Inquiry.

The postholder will work closely with case workers in the communication teams to ensure effective engagement with victims and survivors with a range of needs, working to prevent retraumatisation and promote well-being.


The job-holder will be responsible for:

  • Providing clinical consultation to staff in all strands of the Inquiry, with particular focus on the Truth Project and the Communication and Engagement Teams.
  • Providing training and development of staff to promote a trauma-informed approach
  • Providing advice and guidance on safeguarding issues, regularly covering the Duty Safeguarding Officer role.
  • Providing oversight of the emotional support provided to victims and survivors engaged in the Inquiry
  • Contributing to the wider team in development of a clinical governance framework
  • Contributing to the strategic development of policies and operational processes within the Inquiry under the direction of area leads
  • Providing clinical supervision to support workers and/or counsellors

Location: Sheffield

Contract: Fixed term Hours: 37.5

Salary: £35,114 - £40,380 Equivalent to Band 7 NHS salary

Closing date: 23rd July 2017

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