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Senior Psychologist/EHA Clinical Lead

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
£48383 to £53488 pro-rata per annum (Soulbury Scale B, 3-5, plus 3 SPA Points)
Location:
West Street House
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Hours:
14.8 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
17/07/2019 at 23:59 PM
Reference:
V3732
Vacancy Description

An opportunity has arisen for an outcome focused psychologist to lead the development of the expanding West Berkshire Emotional Health Academy (EHA). The EHA is West Berkshire’s innovative early help service for children and young people with emerging emotional and mental health difficulties. The post holder will lead innovation and commercialisation of this dynamic team as well as work strategically on mental health issues within the local authority and with partner agencies.

There are currently exciting developments in West Berkshire including the establishment of mental health support teams in one area of the authority and the roll out of the therapeutic thinking schools approach. The service is well-established and hosts a successful multi-agency triage for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. The post will involve budget management.

We are looking to recruit a sound experienced clinical practitioner with a proven track record of evidence based practice. Research experience is preferable.

Applicants will need to be BABCP accreditable if not accredited already as well as a HCPC registered psychologist.

The applicant must have a first degree in psychology and a postgraduate qualification in either clinical psychology or educational psychology.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Dr Michelle Sancho on 01635 519026 ext. 1217 for an informal chat about this role.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6th August 2019.



Equal Opportunities
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How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

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