Warrington, Cheshire
£37,570 - £43,772 or £44,606 - £50,819 (Band 7 Preceptorship / 8a Salary - Dependant on experience)
Job description
Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Are you a qualified Clinical Psychologist who likes the idea of working for a leading specialist service providing NHS funded intensive mental health packages and residential placements for complex young people?

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist based in their Cheshire Hub, located in Warrington. You will join their team of 7 Clinical Psychologists, working as part of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team providing direct clinical input for young people with complex mental health difficulties, including emerging personality disorder, complex trauma and eating disorders. The role will also involve systemic work with residential staff teams and offer opportunities to gain skills in supervision, consultation, teaching and clinical leadership within a multidisciplinary setting.

Company Benefits

- £37,570 - £43,772 or £44,606 - £50,819 (Band 7 Preceptorship / 8a Salary - Dependant on experience)
- 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (Rising to 31 days + 8 bank holidays with service)
- Enhanced Superior company pension
- Paid Induction (Running over 7 days)
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Free on-site parking
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
- Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- Excellent Learning, Development & CPD opportunities (Schema therapy etc)
- The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties)

As a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist you will:

- Provide clinical psychological assessment and treatment to young people with severe and enduring mental health disorders.
- Work within and contribute to the therapeutic service model.
- Provide specialist support, guidance and consultation on young people’s psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers.
- Work closely within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service policies and procedures.
- Utilise research skills for audit, teaching, policy and service development.

As a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, you will have (As a minimum):

- Doctoral level training in clinical Psychology, including two or more distinct psychological therapies.
- Current registration with HCPC
- Minimum of twelve months post qualification experience or appropriate experience in training to join them at a preceptorship level.
- Full UK Driving Licence
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including at least six months clinical experience working in child and adolescent mental health.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups
- Knowledge of whole life span development and the impact on emotional, psychological and mental well-being.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least one evidence based psychological therapy relevant to the treatment of adolescents with complex problems and their families.

Desirable Criteria:

- Additional specialist knowledge or training in psychological therapies including models i.e., CAT, CBT, ST
- Experience working in an inpatient mental health setting.
- Experience in workign with clients with eating disorders.
- Experience of service quality monitoring e.g. clinical audit, evaluative research, etc.
- Experience of teaching, training and/or offering supervision
- Experience of working in a community based mental health setting

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in developing and rebuilding young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please apply today.

Please note that they do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.

To support their commitment as a COVID-19 Secure employer, all of their interviews will be held over video platform.

Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

They are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

They reserve the right to close the advert early, should they appoint a suitable candidate.

Ref: 99630
Posted on: 27 May 2021
Closed date: 25 June 2021
Job ref: 99630
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