Salary: £52,093 - £58,186 per annum based on qualifications and experience

Position: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Positions available: 1

Closing date: 5th April 2022

Clinical Psychologist

(Salary – £52,093 – £58,186) dependent on qualifications & experience
(Newly Qualified Clinical Psychologists will be considered- minimum salary £40,057)
Full Time (37.5 hr) & Part Time (22.5 hr) positions available

Channels and Choices is an award winning, dynamic company specialising in Children’s Residential Care, Fostering and Education based in South East Kent. Ofsted judge our service as ‘Outstanding’.

Due to a recent restructure within our Therapy Department, we currently have an exciting opportunity for experienced, innovative, and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our Therapy Team within Channels & Choices Therapeutic Community.

The post is permanent, full time (37.5 hours) or Part time (22.5 hours) per week.  We offer a competitive salary. Further benefits include 36 days paid annual leave per year (pro-rata for Part time) and a loyalty scheme which rewards you with extra annual leave following 2 years of service.

These are exciting times as Channels & Choices continues to expand and develop its services and we are looking for someone to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary staff team who has a passion for promoting outstanding outcomes for children in care. The role will be based at our new 7 acre Kearsney Manor site in East Kent.

We have an extensive training programme for all our staff and foster carers including the ARP (Attachment and Relationships Programme) delivered by Professor David Shemmings, OBE, Professor of Child Protection Research at the University of Kent. This is a fantastic opportunity for any professionals looking to further their career by working as part of a unique and pioneering service.

You would be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with other professionals within the Community. Channels and Choices are committed to evidence-informed practice and utilising outcome measures is essential.

You will need to have skills in assessing and treating children in our care who may present with mental health difficulties, neuro-developmental issues, conduct disorder and special education needs, working collaboratively alongside other professionals within our Therapy, Residential, Fostering and School teams as well as professionals from the wider network.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist assessments for the children in our care based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with children, staff members, foster carers, family members, social workers and others involved in the child’s care.
  • To provide evidence based interventions with the young people within the community and also short term pieces of work.
  • To formulate and implement plans for intervention and support to the child and people supporting that child.

Channels and Choices are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care.  Staff are all required to adhere to the organisation’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.  This post will be subject to a clear Enhanced DBS Disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of a right to work in the UK.  As part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment, CVs cannot be considered without a completed application form.

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