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DATE ADDED: Tue 05/03/2019

Clinical Psychologist

Plymouth, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £27000 - £45000/annum

POSITION: Clinical Psychologist

SALARY: The post will be matched to a KSF spine point at a salary of Circa £45,000 FTE depending on experience. This equates approximately to Circa £27,000 for .6 FTE

BENEFITS: Company Pension


LOCATION: Plymouth


This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with children, young people and their families to build and develop a clinical bereavement support programme. Our client is a thriving local bereavement support charity that has been running for over 20 years in the Plymouth area.


The post holder will be responsible for the overall delivery of a high quality specialist programme providing psychological and emotional support to children, young people and their families who have been bereaved or who are anticipating a bereavement. They will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of a comprehensive programme that includes the assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation of clients attending. The programme offers a range of interventions including individual, family and group work.
The post holder will have responsibility for supervising a small multi-disciplinary team of clinical staff. This will include ensuring that the clinical team have appropriate opportunities for training and personal and professional development. Human Resources management of the clinical staff will be the responsibility of the Operational Lead.
The post holder will oversee the referral processes and ensure that appropriate clinical record keeping systems are being implemented in accordance with GDPR regulations.
The post holder is expected to keep updated with relevant literature regarding the psychosocial support of bereaved children, young people and their families. This will support the delivery of local training as needed about the work of the charity within the local community. This will also contribute to ensuring that that the clinical work of the Charity has clear theoretical and cultural underpinnings.
The post holder is expected to oversee the evaluation on interventions offered to clients by the Charity in order to assist with audit and quality assurance, and to ensure that outcome data is available to support grant applications.
The post holder is expected to participate in the safer recruitment and training of an appropriately skilled volunteer base to support the clinical programmes for the Charity.
The post holder is expected to support any research projects that have been approved by the Board of Trustees, in particular by facilitating access to participants or potential data sources.
The post holder will contribute to the process of writing grants to secure funding for the Charity.
The post holder is expected to adhere to all policies and procedures that are mandatory for the operational work of the charity.
The Post holder is expected to undertake regular supervision either with the Clinical Lead Trustee (who must be an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist) or an appropriate person who has been approved by the Clinical Lead Trustee.


Postgraduate doctoral training in Clinical psychology (or equivalent if trained before 1996)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist. Has DBS clearance.
Experience of full clinical responsibility for psychological care and treatment.
Experience of contributing to a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience of supervising others.
Experience of teaching and training.
Experience of providing leadership in a multi-disciplinary team setting through supervision and/ or consultation and training.
Demonstrable skills in the design and conduct of audit and service evaluation.
Ability to use multi-media presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
Enthusiastic about working with children, young people and their families who have experienced a significant bereavement.
Shows awareness of the values that underpin clinical work (respecting others, compassion, working collaboratively).
Shows capacity for reflective thinking.
Is able to work collaboratively and support colleagues in a multi- disciplinary team setting.
Be interested in working with a variety of psychological models and open to opportunities for Continuing Personal and Professional Development.
Be able to work flexibly in an environment where it may be necessary to work with sudden and traumatic bereavement situations.

Closing date for Applications: Friday March 22nd

In order to apply please send your application with the names of two referees.

Keywords: Psychologist, Psychology, HCPC Registered Psychologist, HCPC, Child Psychologist, Childcare Psychologist, Health and Medical, Medical, Mental Health, Charity, Health and Social Care, Medical, Doctor
Role: Clinical Psychologist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth, Devon,

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