Clinical Psychologist - High Peak

Full Time   Salary: 42-48k

Buxton   Health & Social Care


We are representing one of the leading organisations that specialise in the support of children and youg people with various needs. This is a key role working within a small but highly experienced, highly motivated and passionate clinical team which includes Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and a Consultant Psychiatrist. The successful applicant will work directly on a 1:1 and group basis with the young people as well as take a key part in the training, development and support of the care and education teams.

Main Roles and Responsibilities (Including but not limited to):

  • To provide specialist clinical psychological services to young people that are driven by psychological formulation and incorporates complex data from a range of sources.
  • To lead on developing a psychological formulation for each young person to guide further assessment, and prioritise intervention needs from the wider clinical team.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about different psychological interventions based upon the psychological formulations, current evidence base and risk management.
  • To provide regular therapeutic consultation and guidance to the clinical team, care and education staff members to liaise with the care and education team and outside agencies/professionals in order to provide co-ordinated psychological care for our young people
  • To attend clinical supervision provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist, in line with HCPC and BPS guidance on clinical supervision
  • To provide teaching and training to care and education staff members around attachment and mental health issues.

Person Specification (Essential except where indicated)

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management
  • Highly developed skills in communicating effectively, both verbally and in written form, highly complex, technical and sensitive information to young people, their families, carers, education staff, and other agency professionals.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research and audit (desirable)
  • Doctorate or equivalent level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Experience of working with children, young people and their families

As an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England, our client recognises the need for extensive mental health support to our group of complex young people and therefore have developed and invested in a clinical model that can respond to this need. In particular, we value the need for psychologically driven practice and strive to achieve a shared psychological understanding of the children in our care across the system. We see the clinical psychologist as pivotal in achieving this aspiration.

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