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Clinical Psychologist

CareTech UK





Posted: 10/02/2024

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Are you an ambitious clinical psychologist looking for a new challenge, career development and a competitive salary?

The Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation, and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a psychologist.

Cambian Meeko House is a 12-bedded children’s residential home catering for 12 – 18-year-olds with on-going mental health needs and challenging behaviours that may prevent them from functioning within the community without continued support. There is a school (Home Tree School) on site to support the educational needs of the young people.

Cambian Merida is a 22-bedded site split into five individually registered children`s residential home catering for 12 – 18 years old young people with on-going mental health needs and challenging behaviours that may prevent them from functioning within the community without continued therapeutic support. There is a school (Dunbroch school) on site to meet the educational needs of the young people.

Job Role

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified Clinical Psychologists (NHS band 7 equivalent posts) to join our team, and can offer a varied and rewarding work in a number of contexts - with an opportunity to help to continue to shape the service and make further improvement.

We are keen to hear from qualified psychologists who are interested in working with children and young people with mental health problems, those who have experienced trauma and other adverse Childhood experiences, including Looked After Children.

The post is advertised for a maximum of 32 hours part time, flexible and week days only. The job role will include the followings:

Providing a range of psychological interventions for children and young people using the latest evidence-based practices.
To be responsible for assessments (including risk assessments), formulation and recommendations for psychological support.
Formulation and delivery of care plans involving psychological treatment and management of cases.
To implement a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, making evaluations and decisions about treatment options, and monitoring outcomes to ensure effectiveness for your own caseload as well as supporting/supervising Assistant psychologist and other practitioners in relation to their caseload.
To participate in making evidence-based recommendations to the multidisciplinary team regarding assessment, interventions and skills required to deliver the plan of care and expected health/social outcomes whilst also minimising risk.
To provide all clinical assessments and interventions in line with Cambian policies and  procedures.
To maintain adherence to NICE guidelines and best practice clinical standards.
To attend and contribute to CMAP meeting, multi-disciplinary meetings and other professional reviews.
To maintain accurate records of clinical input.
To participate in regular clinical supervision
To participate in service development initiatives

The clinical psychologist will be part of a wider MDT, including psychiatrist, Mental Health Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, education and care staff team.

Candidate Profile

Person Specification


Post graduate doctoral qualification in clinical or counselling psychology (or equivalent)
HCPC registration
A working knowledge of child and adult safeguarding legislation
Experience / knowledge of routine clinical outcomes monitoring
Experience / knowledge of clinical risk assessment
An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills
The ability to use a computer competently, with a broad base of IT skills
The ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise workload
Strong literacy and report writing skills, with excellent accuracy and attention to detail
Experience of managing complex caseloads and applying a range of interventions


Experience of delivering specialist assessments in Autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, complex needs and/or challenging behaviours
Knowledge of developmental trauma and in supporting families with children who are looked after/adopted

To be successful in this role you will be excited by the Cambian vision and values and will relish an opportunity to make a difference. You will need to be a clear communicator, well-organised, confident and capable of managing a complex caseload in a demanding environment. Experience of supervising others and providing training to multi-disciplinary staff is required.

Successful candidates will have to meet the person spe

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