My client is one of the UK's leading independent providers of domiciliary care. Specifically designed for people with a lived experience of a range of mental health and psychiatric difficulties, who aspire to independent living and seek support achieving their optimum level of functioning in the community.
The team include Nurses (Learning Disability and Psychiatric Trained) Support Workers and access to an Occupational Therapist and Clinical Psychologist. Our multi-disciplinary team is committed to providing person centred care and a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation.
They are currently looking for a full time Assistant Psychologist to join their friendly team due to the promotion and career progression of the previous post holder.
They require an Assistant Psychologist, preferably with some experience of working with people with a range of mental health problems who will under supervision play an instrumental role in the planning, delivering and evaluation of treatment and care plans in order to support the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of assigned clients and their families alongside contributions to the wider psychological provision. .
This post would suit someone who is interested in developing their clinical experience with people with a wide range of adult mental health problems and/ or developmental disorders. Experience of or an interest in neuropsychological assessment, psychometric testing, and formulating/implementing care programmes is central to the role. As are good engagement skills and a commitment to multidisciplinary team working.
The successful candidate would need to have excellent interpersonal and team working skills, be able to manage his/her own time, be self-motivated and flexible.
Main function of the job:-
My client values the contribution played by psychologists in our MDT team and currently this is composed of a consultant clinical psychologist and assistant psychologist providing clinical input across the service. The main aspects of the role are completing a range of assessments (e.g. personality, cognitive, mood, neuropsychological and behavioural), providing therapeutic input to individuals or groups and contributing to care or treatment plans (e.g. devising behaviour management programmes). The team are also actively involved in providing in-house training to staff and reflective practice and clinical supervision.
First degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, which confers eligibility for graduate basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.
Experience of paid or voluntary work in a clinical, community or clinical-academic setting exposing the person to service user groups and service settings directly relevant to clinical psychology.
Some experience applying psychological theory to a clinical context and / or experience carrying out psychological assessments and drawing up basic psychological formulations and awareness of the importance of evidence based practice.
Effective communication skills, both orally and in written format.
Evidence of potential to communicate complex, technical and clinically sensitive information to individuals with whom clinical psychologists usually work. This includes both psychologists and fellow professionals, as well as individual service users and their relatives/carers.
Evidence of potential for good presentation and teaching skills suited to both formal and informal settings.
Evidence of potential to formulate and articulate sound judgements based on analysis and interpretation of a range of complex information in clinical work, drawing both on clinical observation and on relevant theoretical models.
Evidence of organisational potential which enables planning of own workload in relation both to clinical work (e.g. organise appointments with staff and service user plans and sessions.
Familiarity with computer use which will include email, word-processing, spreadsheets, database programmes, Publisher and PowerPoint.
Evidence of ability to form empathic relations with a wide range of service users in a variety of settings.
Evidence of a capacity to reflect constructively on all aspects of own performance (clinical and professional).