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Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist

Darlington

up to £40,000

24 hours per week

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Psychologist to join a leading health care company in the Darlington area. The hospital supports adults with autism and complex needs.

As the Clinical Psychologist you will be;


  • Working autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.
  • To act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and to carry out audit, policy and service development and research activities and/or programmes.
  • To propose and implement policy and service development changes within the company as served by the team/service.

Responsible to the Group Medical Director and Unit Manager(s) you will be required to carry out the following duties as required, including the following:

Working within a highly specialised clinical area, to provide psychological assessments of clients. To formulate plans for formal psychological interventions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework

Support the clinical, nursing and direct care teams in making skilled evaluations and decisions about clinical options.

To ensure that all members of the Clinical Team have access to a psychologically based framework for the understanding and care of clients of the service.

To contribute to multidisciplinary risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients and to provide both general and specialist advice for psychological aspects of risk assessment and management


  • To be considered for this role you should have the following skills and experiences;
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice Experience
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist for a minimum of normally six year experience, normally within services for people with learning disabilities and with young adults
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specifically difficult to treat groups (e.g. people with additional disabilities and severely challenging behaviours etc)
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implication for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research and design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of Clinical Psychology
  • Formal training in supervision of other Psychologists. Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books

To find out more and or to apply please call Lydia Robinson on 01489 774207 and or email Lydia.robinson@appointgroup.co.uk