Department/Division: England North
Contract Type: Permanent Part Time
Closing Date: 19 July 2019
A career that's life-changing
Clinical Psychologists – 2 part-time vacancies, 1 covering North Derbyshire based in Chesterfield, 1 covering South Derbyshire based in Derby. The two roles could be combined into 1 full time role for the right candidate.
Secondments will be considered
Up to £43,772 per annum pro-rata and excellent employee benefits to promote a healthy work life balance
Up to 7 weeks of annual leave pro-rata (plus bank holidays)
22 hour working week
Do you have a strong background in as a Clinical Psychologist delivering early interventions for children and young people's emotional and mental health? Action for Children are proud to announce that we will be delivering a targeted early intervention service for children and young people aged 0-17 and their families across Derbyshire in partnership with Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health, Derby University and BfB Labs.
The service will work with children and young people who need specialist support but who do not meet the thresholds for more specialist services. These children and young people are likely to present with moderate mental health difficulties (i.e. Anxiety, Conduct disorders) and require support to help them deal with issues such as bereavement, parental separation, self-esteem, bullying, transitions, sexuality, and behaviour at home/school. The collaborative model is designed to increase resilience and reduce the development of more entrenched mental health issues.
We will be running three interventions hubs across Derbyshire and the purpose of the service will be to deliver programmes of one to one/family support based on psychological formulations unique to every child, with an emphasis on building resilience in children and young people, supporting good attachment and establishing evidence-based outcomes. The service will also offer group interventions, a digital offer and evidence-based programmes for children and their parents.
We are looking for two Clinical Psychologists, one to be based in Chesterfield and one in Derby City. You will lead on the development of Individualised Care Plans for children and young people within your cluster. You will work with a range of professionals to ensure the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. You will hold the highest aspirations for children and young people and will liaise closely with our partners to ensure compliance and excellence. We will actively support you in your role and provide you with specialist training, development and clinical supervision.
How Action for Children works
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of over 300,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
You must hold a Doctorate or equivalent in clinical psychology and be registered as a qualified Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the UK Health Care Professions Council
You will have experience of working with children in both clinical and community settings. You will also need an in-depth knowledge and proven experience of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessments and interventions, to include complex trauma, parenting interventions and systemic models.
You will have experience of conducting group work as well as knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection.
You will also display excellent interpersonal and listening skill with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
You will be committed to Action for Children's defining statement, “keeping the child at the centre,” and promoting our participation standards in your work. You will also be committed to inclusion and promoting diversity in line with Action for Children's values.
When you join Action for Children, you will be joining a collaborative, diverse and supportive team of like-minded-individuals, every one of them as passionate as you are. We want all of our employees to feel valued and well rewarded for the vital work they do.
When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful long term career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users, therefore all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Full details and application documents here
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