Clinical Psychologist (Band 8b)

Clinical Psychologist, Arts Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist, Family Therapist (Clinical Lead – Psychological Services)

Location: Across the South West

Pay: Band 8b

Hours: 0.6 wte (24 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for a forward thinking, motivated and enthusiastic psychological practitioner to join our Integrated Therapies Team and to lead on psychological services across the organisation. You will be an HCPC (or equivalent) registered psychological practitioner who can offer assessment, formulation and psychological interventions across our varied services. With our support you will promote emotional wellbeing and mental health in the young people whom we help and work with. You will have a passion for working with the most vulnerable young people, with children in care and/or with learning disabilities. You will understand how to work both directly and indirectly to support the network around young people and will join an organisation that is determined to offer bespoke, individualised and psychologically informed care.

Working for Phoenix in the Integrated Therapies Team you’ll be a key player in one of the UK’s most innovative education and care organisations. Phoenix are an experienced provider of education and care services for children and young people across the South West. You will be leading and shaping psychological services within the Integrated Therapies Team working closely with operational leaders and with the Director of Therapies.

The Integrated Therapies Team is employed directly by Phoenix and is made up of clinical psychology, counselling, behaviour support, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. The team seeks to deliver easily and equitably accessible, emotional wellbeing, mental health and physical therapies for the young people in its care.

We want to encourage a holistic approach to working with young people and are seeking a senior psychological practitioner that can carry a comprehensive caseload, deal with complex cases and offer a variety of interventions, leadership and training. Clinicians trained in evidence based psychological interventions (e.g. positive behaviour support, cognitive behavioural therapy) and with experience of working with children in care using a network model are particularly well suited to this senior role.

Working in the Integrated Therapies Team at Phoenix is for you if you are excited by a modern approach to helping children and young people. We would very much like to hear from you.

We offer a generous benefits package including; an enhanced holiday allowance, company pension scheme and Employee Assistance Programme. You can look forward to a supportive career development structure which will provide genuine opportunities to further progress your career with us.

For more information please contact our Director of Therapies Ben Smith on  0780 305 3189 or email ben.smith@plcl.org.uk.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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