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Clinical Psychologist MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire £22,539-£26,254

Clinical Psychologist

Location: MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £22,539-£26,254 |
Posted: 2 Oct 2019 |
Closes: 27 Nov 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Part-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8087

Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

We are recruiting for a Clinical Psychologist to join our well- established team! 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 provide assessments using the Comprehensive assessment tool (CHATS) that are utilized across the youth secure estate. The team is made up of RNLDs, RMNs, and RGNs RCNs.

The post-holder is responsible for providing a qualified clinical psychology service to children and young people within Oakhill, providing psychological assessment, formulation and therapy, and advice and consultation to colleagues, and to other non-professional carers, on psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, care and treatment. The post-holder will contribute to training on a multi-disciplinary basis. The post-holder will utilise research skills for clinical audit, and to inform service development within the remit of the post.
The post-holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service policies and procedures. Where appropriate the post-holder will provide clinical supervision to less experienced staff, in accordance with service needs.

We are recruiting for a Clinical Psychologist to join our team at Oakhill STC

 

Benefits as a Clinical Psychologist 

  • Salary of £22,539 - £26,254 per annum
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions 
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts

 

Shifts: 22.5 hours per week (Part Time)

 

Key Relationships: Children, their families, wider healthcare team, internal teams that provide support to our young people i.e. safeguarding and forensic psychology. Also external agencies involved either historically or currently with our young people.

 

Job Purpose: The post-holder is responsible for providing a qualified clinical psychology service to children and young people within Oakhill, providing psychological assessment, formulation and therapy, and advice and consultation to colleagues, and to other non-professional carers, on psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, care and treatment.

 

Key responsibilities/accountabilities


Clinical:

  • To provide a comprehensive clinical psychology service to children and young people such as; psychological assessment, treatment and consultation.
  • To provide specialist assessments for psychological treatment with clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the young person’s care, when and where appropriate
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client’s mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • Undertaking consultation to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers; working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.
  • To communicate across language and cultural barriers, through appropriate interpreters where necessary, to ensure that highly complex treatments are carried out in a language easily understandable to the young person and their families.
  • To contribute to the positive working environment and communication within a multi- agency context. This will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self- management. carrying out detailed assessments that assess and identify risk and protective factors for referred young people.
  • Writing reports for court and referral panels if required.
  • Liaising with the psychiatrist in relation to advising youth and crown courts, especially regarding court appearances.
  • Planning and delivering interventions in conjunction with the CAMHs nurse. To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual.
  • Promoting positive change, challenging and changing the ideas and perceptions of offenders, rehabilitating young people who have offended reducing offending and reoffending
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual young people and to provide advice to other professions on aspects of risk assessment and risk management. Education and Development
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior clinical psychologist, and where appropriate other senior professional colleagues.
  • To gain additional highly specialist experience and skills relevant to clinical psychology and/or the service (as agreed with the professional/operational manager).
  • To provide professional and clinical supervision to junior colleagues as required.
  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the young people.
  • To carry out duties in relation to local, regional and national initiatives in developing services in the specialist area as opportunities arise.

 

Research and Audit:

  • To contribute to team performance and the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team’s operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service valuation and audit. Ensuring contractual compliance at all times.
  • To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members.
  • To undertake appropriate research and provide research advice to other staff undertaking research.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes.
  • To ensure an accurate database is maintained, recording all data such as DNA’s. Administration and Clinical Recording
  • To ensure accurate, clear and full documented records are kept for all interactions and interventions.
  • To use computer and computer software to prepare reports, presentations and documents relevant to working duties
  • To provide reports to other agencies including Special Educational Services, Out-Patient Teams, Social Services and the Courts as required and with consent.
  • To supervise and provide support to students on placements.
  • To have regard at all times for the health and safety of colleagues and young people in the centre’s care, and abide by the health and safety policy. This will include the management of challenging behaviour.

 


The Ideal Candidate:

Skills and Knowledge

 

Essential Skills as a Clinical psychologist:

  • 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


Desirable skills

  • Experience in developing and supporting psychological work of other staff groups through teaching, training, clinical supervision and consultation.
  • Experience in providing consultation to professionals in creating management plans for children and young people

 

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Criminal Records Bureau check will therefore be required to exclude any individual with a history of criminal behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients) in a patient care environment. Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.  The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.


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