Clinical Psychologist [Stoke] #5132957

By developing and being responsible for the provision of a high quality clinical psychological service to deliver outomes that improve the wellbeing of children and young people through specilaist assessment and clinical leadership and supervision.

BY DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR CHILDREN, DOING WHAT’S NEEDED, AND DOING WHAT WORKS:

1. By developing and providing a high level systematic Psychology service using the model within the service area covered by the community/clinic/inpatient service, with responsibility for governance of psychological practice, treatment protocols and clinical supervision.

2. By managing the implementation of psychological interventions for children, parents, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis. In so doing, to show capacity to adjust and refine provisional hypotheses and psychological formulations, drawing on a range of different explanatory models, and a range of relevant theories and frameworks (for example developmental, attachment, trauma, cognitive-behavioural, systemic).

3. By ensuring the highest standards of clinical record keeping, delivering best practice through application and embedding of effective professional case management and reflective supervision.

4. By providing highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention, based upon the appropriate information and data from a variety of sources and to utilise this information to communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner in both written and verbal form.

5. By working with the Locality Services Manager to develop and retain existing or new business opportunities and to contribute to and help put into practice new or revised policies that improve the quality of the service.

6. By receiving regular clinical supervision from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and management supervision. To keep abreast of the latest developments in the profession and consider, discuss with management the relevance to the services provided.

7. By providing clinical and professional supervision of practitioners in the team to deliver the outcomes as set out in the service agreement, in terms of outcomes for children and young people.

8. By providing training, support and resources to the team and social care teams on a range of psychological models, theories and interventions to ensure high quality and effective psychological interventions in the team and the wider looked after children services.

9. By creating clinical assessments, evaluations and reports for the service to Semester Recruitment and Commissioners to measure the impact and to intervening in complex systems around the young people to improve systems and processes.

10. By carrying a complex caseload of direct work with young people and families with complex mental health needs.

11. By working primarily within a multi-disciplinary approach/team where a variety of opinion and expertise is brought to bear on a situation, with a capacity to enable different views and seek to develop a shared view and plan where appropriate

WHAT WE REQUIRE FROM ALL OUR STAFF TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR CHILDREN, DO WHAT’S NEEDED, AND DO WHAT WORKS:

1. By demonstrating a commitment to Semester Recruitment’s defining statement, ‘keeping the child at the centre’, and to promote and incorporate Semester Recruitment’s Participation Standards as appropriate to your role

2. By achieving the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person

3. By promoting Equality and Diversity strategy locally including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure promotion of best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans

4. By demonstrating a willingness and ability to operate within a constantly changing environment and as such work priorities and targets may change.

5. By recognising that management reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the job purpose and accountabilities.

6. By undertaking such other duties that occasionally arise, which will always ensure that Semester Recruitment will do what’s right, what’s needed, and do what works for children.

7. By working cross functionally with other departments and countries to ensure that Semester Recruitment’s Values are delivered.

8. By ensuring familiarisation and compliance with Health, Environmental & Safety policies and procedures. In the event of any serious risk, take immediate action to reduce this risk and inform senior management.

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