We are very excited to be recruiting for a clinical psychologist to take an operational leadership role within the Child Young People and Family Service (CYPFS) at Psicon. This is an exciting role in a moment of rapid growth and requires a confident clinical psychologist to lead a small team of clinical, assistant psychologists and administrators in a variety of clinical settings. This includes child health, looked after children, neurodevelopmental, and direct therapy with young people and their families.
As the CYPFS operational lead, you will become a key part of the team and join fellow operational leads from other clinical services across the organisation in insuring that Psicon delivers on its promises to the individuals who use our services. You will demonstrate Psicon’s core values of commitment, trust, integrity and kindness in all of your work with colleagues and clients alike.
You will have excellent clinical skills and a proven record of delivering high quality, evidence-based assessments and interventions to younger people and their families. You will be an experienced supervisor who is motivated by mentoring and developing our junior team members.
You will be able to work on high level research projects and supervise the team in the clinical aspects of the projects and collaborate with colleagues in the local university in our current work that is intended for publication.
You will have excellent communication skills and be confident in managing administration support for the service and have immaculate organisational skills along with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. You will be flexible, enthusiastic and agile in your approach and thrive in a busy, demanding environment.
You will be motivated by team work and confidently contribute to the wider clinical team. This includes psychiatry, paediatrics, speech and language, occupational therapy as well as other clinical psychologists. You will offer joint work with medical practitioner colleagues and join the clinicians from the Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Service and Post-Adoption Support Service in offering assessments for Autism and ADHD as well as contributing in-depth mental health assessments.
You will report to the children’s service manager and receive clinical supervision from a consultant clinical psychologist.
- Carrying out general and specialist assessments with clients in a range of settings
- Delivering therapy to individuals and/or family groups
- Contributing to the wider multi-disciplinary team with individual and joint work
- Offering indirect clinical work, consultation, training and psycho-education to relevant stakeholders (e.g. social workers, support workers, teachers etc.)
- Clinical supervision of clinical and assistant psychologists
- Operational leadership of a small team of clinical and non-clinical staff in the delivery of KPIs associated with the contracted work
Experience and Skills
- Experience in delivering a range of clinical models
- Highly skilled in engaging young people in a therapeutic environment
- Eclectic, flexible, dynamic and adaptive approach to clinical work
- Experience in systemic and cognitive behavioural clinical models
- Experience of offering clinical supervision
- Skilled in research methods and experimental design
- Excellent command of IT and Microsoft software suit
- Exceptional research and audit skills