Part time, 22.5 hours per week
Are you a qualified Clinical Psychologist looking to broaden your experience of working with children and young people? Looking for a part-time role (22.5 hours per week)?
As part of a well-established team, you will work with children, their families, the wider healthcare team, internal support teams as well as external agencies to provide psychological assessment, formulation and therapy as well as advice and consultation to colleagues and other non-professional carers. You will write reports for court and referral panels and liaise with the psychiatrist in relation to advising youth and crown courts, especially regarding court appearances. You will also provide reports to other agencies including Special Educational Services, Out-Patient Teams and Social Services.
You will contribute to training on a multi-disciplinary basis and utilise research skills for clinical audit and to inform service development both locally, regionally and in line with national initiatives. Working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service policies and procedures, you will also provide clinical supervision to less experienced staff.
You will receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior clinical psychologist and other senior professional colleagues and be supported to gain additional relevant highly specialist experience and skills.
Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) is an 80 bedded secure establishment that holds males from 12-17 years old. We provide healthcare services in line with the NHS including GP, Dentist, Optician, Physiotherapy, and Podiatry. We also provide Immunisations, Sexual health clinics and Young Fatherhood programs. We conduct assessments using the Comprehensive assessment tool (CHATS) that are utilised across the youth secure estate. The team is made up of RNLDs, RMNs, and RGNs RCNs.
G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. We provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) throughtout the UK.
The Ideal Candidate:
You must have the following essential skills and experience
- An Honours Degree in Psychology recognised for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- A Doctoral Degree or equivalent recognised by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and BPS as qualification for the independent practice of Clinical Psychology in the National Health Service.
- Eligible for membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society.
- HCPC registered practitioner psychologist.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with children and adolescents
- Able to work within challenging and complex situations
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
- Ability to manage and maintain own caseload and work autonomously within the specialist area.
- The ability to write confidential reports for multi-agency partners including inputting to EHCP where indicated.
- Experience in undertaking audits and data collection
Any experience of the following would be an advantage
- developing and supporting psychological work of other staff groups through teaching, training, clinical supervision and consultation.
- providing consultation to professionals in creating management plans for children and young people
- Company pension scheme with employer contributions
- G4S Life Assurance Scheme
- Subsidised healthcare plan
- Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
- Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )
- Refer A Friend Scheme
- Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prisonclearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.