Our Child and Family services are a small team of Applied Psychologists who pride ourselves in providing high quality, innovative, meaningful work with children, young people and the systems that support them. We aim to empower clients and systems to grow and develop through promoting shared understanding and coordinated action, which lives beyond our involvement. We work closely with a range of organisations, at both a regional and national level, to provide quality psychological consultation and support, including children’s charities, Local Authorities, youth justice organisations, fostering and adoption support services, educational settings and residential care.
We are looking for a full-time (although part-time hours would be considered) Early Career Clinical Psychologist to work predominantly into our educational provision, but also have opportunities to work across our child and family services. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and innovative area of the company. As part of the role, the postholder will undertake a range of activities such as: providing psychological consultation; supporting education settings to develop and embed psychological frameworks of care; designing and facilitating training sessions; and facilitating staff support and reflective practice. The postholder will also have opportunity to work into the broader Changing Minds Child & Family Service; for example, undertaking psychological assessments, formulations (individual and team) and therapeutic work with children and families; undertaking service development tasks; engaging in training and research opportunities; and providing supervision as appropriate.
We are looking for a practitioner who is compassionate and empathic, playful, and who enjoys working as part of a team. They must have integrity, good self (and other) awareness, be hardworking and an effective communicator. They must also be courageous and able to sensitively challenge and influence others. This post would be a good fit for someone who is interested in working flexibly, creatively and innovatively to address the needs of children and young people, who may find it difficult to access mainstream services.
As a team, we offer a highly supportive environment, with lots of opportunities for innovative working, collaboration with others in the team and the agencies that we work with, ongoing development opportunities, and a broad range of experiences. We aim to ‘look after our people’ so good quality clinical supervision (both inhouse and external) and staff wellbeing initiatives are prioritised. Changing Minds also offer an attractive package of employee benefits including our annual leave allowance, pension, health insurance, childcare vouchers, and an employee discount scheme.
We are predominantly based in the North West, but we are happy to receive applications from across the UK.
To apply for this post, it is essential that you have a Doctorate in Clinical, Educational or Counselling Psychology.
To find out more or to express an interest in this opportunity please contact Dr Sue Knowles (Lead for CAFS / Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 07497 709602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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