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Lead Psychologist

  • Location:

    Wrexham, Wales

  • Sector:

    Vetro Nursing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £47500 - £52500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Adam Blanchard

  • Contact email:

    adam@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    ableadpsych_1579262186

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-16

  • Consultant:

    Adam Blanchard

i have an excellent opportunity for a Lead Psychologist to work within a specialist complex care centre based in Wrexham, North Wales.

About the role:

  • You will be working in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on team work, supervision from the Clinical Director and CPD.
  • You will report daily to the Hospital Director.
  • You will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working, risk assessments, facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and will be requested to design and deliver training.
  • As an clinical/forensic psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service users caseload, including assessing service users with complex needs, and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within mental health care services.

Duties:

  • Competence in assessing, formulating and working therapeutically with service users in the service area.
  • To effectively communicate, at both written and oral level, complex and sensitive information, taking into account the recipients.
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation and its implications for the profession and the client groups we work with.
  • Ability to identify and proactive resolve problems and challenges within the service.
  • To develop competency in supervising Assistant Psychologists within the department, ensuring that they are meeting professional practice expectations and the BPS code of ethics.
  • Ability to supervise non-psychology colleagues in areas of psychological application
  • Successful completion of a Doctorate in either Clinical or Forensic Psychology or the British Psychological Society's stage 2 training in Forensic Psychology, enabling registration with the HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Registration with the HCPC as a practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society.
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with Trauma.
  • Experience (either pre-training, on training, or subsequently) of working with clients with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area.
  • Competency in psychological assessment and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods.

Salary:

£47,500 - £52,500 working full time, extensive benefits & discounts, career progression opportunities

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