We have an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our client’s team in Bolton.
Please note: you will need access to a vehicle to be suitable for this position.
Our client is an exciting fast-paced, growing community health organisation, dedicated to reducing health inequalities and improving people’s lives. As an experienced, CQC registered, provider of community health services, they are passionate about delivering evidence based, innovative, effective, and relevant health care services in partnership with individuals, communities and stakeholders.
As Clinical Psychologist, you will work as part of the Intensive Personalised Support (IPS) management team, responsible for providing effective clinical leadership across all of IPS operations and ensuring that the service is at the cutting edge of excellence.
Using the clinical frameworks of Applied Behavioural Analysis and Positive Behavioural Support, you will work within a supportive multidisciplinary framework and team that provides support in domestic, residential, educational, and vocational settings to people with learning disabilities, autism, and/or behaviour that challenges.
You will assess needs, strive to reduce distress, and work to improve the psychological wellbeing of clients and/or their families who may have a variety of mental or physical health conditions.
There will also be opportunities to provide expert advice and support to other services that are focused on behavioural change, as well as ample opportunities for career development.
As Clinical Psychologist, your responsibilities will include:
- Working in partnership with clients to assess their needs, difficulties or behaviours using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests, interviews, liaison with other professionals, and direct observation
- Working with individuals, including children, adolescents and adults, as well as families, couples and groups; liaising as necessary with other professionals such as social workers and GPs in order to deal with complex issues
- Expressing psychological formulations in a way that is understandable to clients, their families, and the teams supporting them
- Delivering therapy and intervention for a range of difficulties, using appropriate standardised measures to assess and to monitor change
- Leading, supervising and/or supporting teams working with clients with complex behavioural needs, challenging behaviours, and/or emotional and psychological needs
- Working effectively as part of a MDT to facilitate and contribute to a psychological understanding of behaviours and presentations and to attend and fully engage with multi-disciplinary meetings
- Working and communicating effectively with colleagues and clients, whilst personally tracking and completing agreed actions within agreed timescales.
- Developing and providing training to teams and other professionals to facilitate an understanding of psychological issues and to promote a psychological approach to their work
- Contributing to the evaluation and improvement of service provision for clients and to the development of systems that support better outcomes
- Maintaining records, entering timely and accurate data, and producing reports
- Engaging with regular professional supervision, CPD and appraisal, and to maintain a comprehensive understanding of current developments in the field of Positive Behaviour Support and related disciplines
- Understanding and engaging with relevant Governance systems, particularly Caldicott and Information Sharing principles, Safeguarding, DATIX Incident Reporting, and Risk Registers
For the role of Clinical Psychologist, you will need to have or be:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and registered with the HCPC
- 2 years post qualification experience and evidence of CPD
- Experience working with and supporting people with challenging or concerning behaviour
- Experience working with children and young people with special education needs
- Experience with implementing Positive Behaviour Support strategies
- Able to assess, formulate and deliver appropriate interventions to afford behavioural change
- Knowledge and understanding of NICE guidelines and best practice interventions for a variety of conditions
- Awareness of national and regional health and social care policy and delivery issues for people with learning disabilities and family carers
- Able to develop and deliver training, as well as analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills, team working skills and the ability to work closely with a range of staff in a multi-disciplinary team
- Effective time and organisational skills, with the ability to plan, manage and prioritise own workload
- Computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office
- Able to write high quality reports
- Willingness to work outside of regular office hours (evenings and weekends)
- Access to a vehicle and a willingness to travel
Hours & Rewards
As Clinical Psychologist, you will work 40 hours per week and there is a salary on offer circa £38,890 to £47,503 per annum, depending upon experience.
How to Apply
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