Clinical Psychologist – Children’s Residential School
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Clinical Psychologist – Children’s Residential School

Contact Information: careers@kedlestongroup.com
Location: Kirklington, Newark
Salary: £44,000 - £46,000
Date Posted: 23/04/2020
Closing Date: "No Closing Date Stated"
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Wings School Notts
Job Description: No Qualifications

Title: Clinical Psychologist – Children’s Residential School

Location: Wings School Notts, Newark

Salary: £44,000 - £46,000

Interview date: Flexible

Start Date: June 2020

Employment Type: Full time, however, part time will be considered for the right candidate

Kedleston Group are seeking to appoint a Clinical Psychologist, at our Wings School Notts in Kirklington, with significant experience working with young people who are Looked After and ideally with additional experience of working within a residential specialist school and/or in-patient CAMHS.

This is a key role working within a small experienced, highly motivated and passionate clinical team. The post holder will be expected to provide highly specialist clinical psychology service to children and young people with histories of complex trauma and neurodevelopmental difficulties. This will include providing specialist psychological support for residential care staff, education staff, the management team, the local authority and families/caregivers of our children and young people.

Key roles and responsibilities:

· To provide specialist clinical psychological services to young people that are driven by psychological formulation and incorporates complex data from a range of sources.

· To lead on developing a psychological formulation for each young person to guide further assessment, and prioritise intervention needs from the wider clinical team.

· To evaluate and make decisions about different psychological interventions based upon the psychological formulations, current evidence base and risk management.

· To provide regular therapeutic consultation and guidance to the clinical team, care and education staff members

· To liaise with the care and education team and outside agencies/professionals in order to provide co-ordinated psychological care for our young people

· To attend clinical supervision provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist, in line with HCPC and BPS guidance on clinical supervision

· To provide teaching and training to care and education staff members around attachment and mental health issues.

Person Specification

· Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management

· Highly developed skills in communicating effectively, both verbally and in written form, highly complex, technical and sensitive information to young people, their families, carers, education staff, and other agency professionals.

· Doctoral level knowledge of research and audit.

· Doctorate or equivalent level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology

· Registration with the HCPC

· Experience of working with children, young people and their families

A full and detailed JD and Person Spec is available upon request.

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. We have vacancies across England for management, teaching, care, support, administration and ancillary roles within this rapidly developing organisation.

Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Reference ID: WNSCP0320

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