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Lead Psychologist

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An excellent opportunity has come available within a market leading and specialist provider within the children’s sector. They are seeking a Lead Psychologist to oversee the therapeutic pathway across 6 children’s homes in and about the Merseyside area.
The main aim role of the Lead Psychologist is to provide hands-on leadership and strategic direction to Clinical Psychology Department, ensuring the best possible evidenced outcomes for children/young people. Ensure a robust, active Clinical Psychology Department, exceed current good practice guidance and staffing resources.

Key Responsibilities of a Lead Psychologist:

  • Oversee clinical education and quality of delivery ensuring psychological support reaches into the young people’s home life and school. Train and support your clinical team in completing assessments; clinical reports and intervention with young people.
  • Ensure the full range of policies and procedures are in place to guide the clinical psychology team.
  • Undertake one-to-one work with children, where consented to by the child/young person and the LA. To produce reports for relevant parties, including Courts were directed.
  • Review and sign-off safeguarding records, as necessary,  including incidents, safeguarding, bullying, allegations and staff competencies, ensuring there is learning from such incidents embedded in practice
  • Advise, when appropriate, on  risk assessments in relation to young people’s behaviour and identify strategies to keep young people and staff safe
  • Oversee, review and embed systems that support the effective management of the Clinical Psychology team including staff meetings,, professional supervision and appraisal as well as facilitating their support and professional development.
  • Collect, interpret and make use of assessment data – including teaching your team to do same.
  • Ensure every young person receives the psychological support  that enables them to make progress so that they can; succeed in education, achieve their best, become confident individuals leading fulfilling lives and make a successful transition into adulthood

Lead Psychologist Requirements:

  •  Ideally you will hold a Doctorate (desirable)
  •  HCPC and BPS Registered
  •  Have experience working with children with highly complex trauma
  • Hold a full clean driving license 

If you are interested in the above position please apply, or for more information contact Isabella Howley at Domus Recruitment.
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