Associate Head of Developments, Clinical Psychologist
39 hours per week
Location: Near Truro
Hours: 39 hours per week
This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to work with a leading autism charity based in central Cornwall.
During this phase of development for the organisation, we are looking for a qualified Clinical Psychologist with appropriate experience of providing psychological support, assessment and interventions for autistic people and children. This will be a challenging opportunity for an individual with a clinical psychology background and the ability to develop their corporate and strategic skills base with a highly specialised provider in autism services.
The successful candidate will provide psychological consultation, lead reflective practice sessions and collaborative care planning, and deliver formal and informal specialist training to staff teams and individuals. The applicant will be part of a well-established in-house Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team consisting of behaviour specialists who are already delivering these approaches across the organisation.
You must have a proven track record in working with autistic people and children, learning disabilities and neurodiversity. A working knowledge of positive behaviour support approaches including active support is essential. The successful candidate will join the senior management team as well as working with our external partners and our children’s and educational services.
This would be a great opportunity for an experienced Band 7 to progress into a role with more responsibility, or for an experienced Band 8a to extend their experience in this field.
We require the individual to work closely with the homes’ Registered Managers, the Head of Operations, and each autistic person’s keyworker to provide positive outcomes for the people we support.
- Doctoral level training in clinical psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society.
- Registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist
- Experience of working with autistic people.
- Further training or significant experience in PBS.
- Post qualification experience which demonstrates a range of skills in conducting specialist assessments to inform psychological formulation and therapeutic interventions, in addition to evaluating their own practice and measuring outcomes.
- Ability to provide psychological consultation, lead reflective practice sessions and collaborative care planning, and deliver formal and informal specialist training to staff teams and individuals.
- Ability to apply knowledge of psychological theories to health and social care.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate complex concepts, formulations and sensitive information to people, carers, families and professionals; additionally, the ability to develop comprehensive and professional psychological assessment reports which outline recommendations for future work.
- Ability to demonstrate good organisational skills and work autonomously to manage the competing demands of the role.
- A commitment to integrate within care teams and work closely with support staff, managers and senior managers.
- To be able to contribute to statutory reviews and a range of other professional meetings.
- The candidate must have a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle for transport.
In addition to a rewarding career, Spectrum offers a range of staff benefits, including competitive holiday entitlement, workplace pension, enrolment on to a private healthcare scheme.Apply