Job Overview

Derby, England
Job Type
Full Time
£22,000 - £25,000 Per Year
Date Posted
12 days ago

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Job Description

Derby, Derbyshire

£52,900 per annum pro-rata and excellent employee benefits to promote a healthy work life balance 

Up to 7 weeks of annual leave, pro-rata (plus bank holidays) 

Part Time 22 hour working week (3 days a week)

Fixed Term Contract – until 31st December 2022

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of over 300,000 children, young people and their families – but for every?child?who?needs?help to?get?help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in. 

The Role

Do you have a strong background as a Clinical Psychologist delivering services for children and young people's emotional and mental health? Do you have the leadership skills to manage a multi-disciplinary clinical team and shape the clinical direction of a large and busy service? Action for Children are looking for an experienced, creative and dynamic Clinical Psychologist to join their early intervention Mental Health Support Teams across Derbyshire and Derby City.

We run six Mental Health Support Teams across Derby and Derbyshire delivering programmes of one to one, group, digital and family support based interventions, with an emphasis on building resilience in children and young people, working with the system around the child, supporting good attachment and establishing evidence-based outcomes.

The service works with children and young people who have mild to moderate mental health needs but who do not meet the thresholds for CAMHS or other higher intervention services. These children and young people often present with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and low mood. In order to help the  young people we support develop to their full potential. You will:

  • Drive the Service's clinical strategy, development and ongoing clinical direction.
  • Lead in research, for example in researching new practice and therapeutic modes.
  • Deliver specialist training and supervision.
  • Lead, inspire and motivate your multi-disciplinary clinical team to hold the highest aspirations for children and young people.
  • Work closely with the Children's Services Manager to lead the service.
  • Liaise closely with our partners and commissioners to ensure compliance and excellence.

We will actively support you in your role and provide you and your team with development and clinical supervision. 

The person

-You must hold a Doctorate or equivalent in clinical psychology and be registered as a qualified Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the UK Health Care Professions Council.

-You will have experience of working with children in both clinical and community settings. You will also need an in-depth knowledge and proven experience of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessments and interventions, to include CBT, Systemic Models, attachment and trauma.

-You will have experience of supervising clinical staff and assistants, including conducting group work as well as knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection

-You will display excellent interpersonal, listening and leadership skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence. You will be flexible and able to adapt quickly to a busy and changing working environment.

-You will be committed to Action for Children's defining statement, “keeping the child at the centre,” and promoting our participation standards in your work. You will also be committed to inclusion and promoting diversity in line with Action for Children's values. 

The rewards

When you join Action for Children, you will be joining a?collaborative, diverse and?supportive?team of like-minded-individuals, every one of them as passionate as you are.?We want all of our employees to?feel?valued and well rewarded for the vital work they do.  

When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:?? 

  • By paying you a?competitive?salary?and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave 
  • By supporting your work/life balance with a 22 hour working week 
  • By?supporting?you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible?maternity, paternity and adoption?packages 
  • By giving you a pension –?we have a?contribution?scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer?contributions?which includes a death in service benefit. 
  • By providing excellent learning and?development?opportunities?and all the?support?you need to thrive. 
  • By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers 

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.  

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For any information about the role, or if you need any help in applying, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email .uk or phone .

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


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