Posted on May 7, 2021 by CV-Library
Band 8A Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
£37,570 - £43,772 or £44,606 - £50,819
(Band 7 preceptorship to 8a considered dependent on experience)
Full Time (however flexible arrangements will be considered)
The post-holder will provide clinical psychological assessment and treatment to clients with severe and enduring mental
health disorders including but not exclusively clients with emotionally unstable personality disorder, complex trauma and
To provide specialist psychological assessments of young people/young adults referred to the service undertaking the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and
neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observations and semi-structured interviews with young people/adults, family members and others involved in the client's care.
To formulate and implement plans for psychological therapy and/or management of the young person's mental health based upon a comprehensive conceptualisation of the presenting difficulties, employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy whilst maintaining a flexible approach in considering what will best meet the
individual's needs. The post holder will work across a range of settings including, health centres, hospitals, and home visits.
To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for young people, families, carers and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, modifying and refining psychological formulations in light of new information drawing upon a range of explanatory theoretical backgrounds/models and upholding a number of provisional hypotheses.
To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have affected the young person, family or group.
To manage own caseload, exercising autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose difficulties are managed within a psychological framework, regular communication with the referral agent and others involved in the young person's care.
To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the young people, family and carer's formulations, diagnosis and intervention plans.
To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients within the service, across all settings and agencies providing services to young people and their families.
To undertake initial risk assessments for young people and to provide advice and guidance to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
To communicate in a highly skilled and sensitive manner both orally and in writing, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of young people and families under their care and to monitor progress during the course of multi-disciplinary care.
To demonstrate awareness of potential communication difficulties and/or cultural considerations and, where appropriate, adapt professional practice accordingly, involving identification of, and effective liaison with, appropriate support services (e.g. advocacy, family support, translators).Requirements:
* Must be HCPC registered
* Must have relevant experience
* Must be based in the UK
For more information, or to apply, please contact me via the below:
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