Clinical Psychologist / Regional Lead - Shrewsbury
Role: Clinical Psychologist / Regional Lead - Sexual Trauma Services
Salary: Up to GBP60,000 - Depend On Experience
Permanent: Full Time
To provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team for Cambian Sexual Trauma Services. To support clinical co-ordination and governance of assessment and interventions provided to children and homes within the regional hub.
The Clinical Psychologist will line manage all other members of the hub MDT, and provide clinical supervision to hub members where appropriate.
To provide complex case assessment, consultation and intervention to children and young people providing training / supervision to staff and team members where needed.
Co-ordination and governance of the hub and clinical input provided by the team providing monitoring of input and outcomes reporting in to the Clinical Lead to the Service
Overview of Responsibilities.
- To provide leadership, management and supervision to the MDT hub.
- To govern clinical practice of the MDT ensuring good quality, effective and timely provision of clinical support to children and young people within regional homes.
- To provide regular team supervision to home staff teams.
- To exercise professional judgment and responsibility for the psychological management of children and young people including assessment, formulation, intervention, discharge and effective communication of these plans with other professionals involved in the care of the young person.
- To undertake psychologically based risk assessment and management for individual children and young people and to provide advice on the psychological aspects or risk assessment and management to other professions.
- To effectively monitor the progress of interventions.
- To contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the team's operational policies and services, through the use of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit
- To be knowledgeable of key policy drivers and national developments and ensure that these are appropriately reflected in service developments and delivery.
- To receive regular clinical supervision and professional management, according to good practice guidelines.
- To adhere to professional guidance in relation to all areas of clinical practice.To undertake other tasks required by the service in negotiation with the service lead.
Means of Assessment
Knowledge and Experience
Significant experience of young people within the Looked After Care system.
Ability to demonstrate a range of post-qualifying experiences (Min 2 year) in providing psychological assessment in relation to children, young people and their families.
Experience of delivering consultation to staff groups.
Experience of delivering a range of evidence-based interventions for children and young people.
Knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological interventions with Looked After Children. Particularly models of Consultation
Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
Knowledge of legislation in relation to young people and mental health.
Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
Skills and Abilities
Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.