32 Hours Per Week
We support and care for adults living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism, in specialist supported living, residential services and hospitals. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments, supporting people to have the most choice and independence possible. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do.
We are currently recruiting for a clinical Psychologist to join our hospital based in Birmingham. You will ensure the systematic provision of a high quality psychological service to our Midlands services and work autonomously within professional guidelines while exercising responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.
A major requirement of the job is to act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and to carry out audit, policy and service development and research activities and/or programs and to propose and implement policy and service development changes within the company.
Experience and Skills Required:
Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS and evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS. Ideally you will also have Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
You will have Assessed experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist, normally within services for people with learning disabilities.
Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specifically difficult to treat groups (e.g. people with additional disabilities and severely challenging behaviours etc).
Knowledge of legislation and its implication for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health is required. A commitment to the evaluation of services enthusiasm for both multi-professional and uni-professional audit and a wish to continue to develop
Some of the benefits of this role include: