Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

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Guidant Global
24 Aug 2019
23 Sep 2019
Part Time
Set hours
Contract Type
A career that's life-changing

Clinical or Counselling 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)

Options of between 22 and 37 hour working week

Do you have a strong background in as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist delivering early interventions for children and young people's emotional and mental health? Action for Children are looking for committed, enthusiastic and experienced psychologists to work for our Build Sound Minds Derby and Derbyshire service. This service is a targeted early intervention service for children and young people aged 0-17 experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and their families across Derbyshire and Derby city.

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 mild to 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, sexuality, and behaviour at home/school. The collaborative model is designed to increase resilience and reduce the development of more entrenched mental health issues.

The service runs from hubs in Chesterfield and Derby and the purpose of the service is 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, schools based programmes, a digital offer and evidence-based programmes for children and their parents.

We are looking for two Clinical or Counselling 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.

Leanne, a Clinical Psychologist who recently joined Action for Children described the Build Sound Minds Team as "…dynamic, enthusiastic, welcoming, warm and genuinely seem to care about each other."

The person

You must hold a Doctorate or equivalent in either Clinical or Counselling Psychology and be registered as a qualified Practitioner Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist with the UK Health Care Professions Council

Ideally 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 ideally 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.

The rewards

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:

By paying you a competitive salary and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave
By supporting your work/life balance with a 22 hour working week
By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family - flexible maternity, paternity and adoption packages
By giving you a pension - we have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.
By providing excellent learning and development opportunities and all the support you need to thrive.
By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers 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.

Apply Now

We would be happy to welcome interested candidates to visit the team or have an informal chat about the role over the phone. If you are interested in this, please call us on (phone number removed) and ask for Leanne or Matthew.

Guidant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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