An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist in neurorehabilitation to join us and help change the lives of people living with acquired brain injury (ABI).
We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist capable of ensuring the provision and development of high quality, innovative and evidence based neuropsychological rehabilitation practice.
The Disabilities Trust is a leading UK charity We are a charity that works alongside people with an acquired brain injury, autism, and learning or physical disabilities to help them live as independently as possible. Our high-quality services across the UK support people to move forward with their lives. These include assessment and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, care homes, supported living accommodation, care in people’s homes and a school.
People with disabilities are at the heart of all that we do. We believe in:
- the honesty and integrity of everyone in, and associated with, the Trust
- respect and support for each other and our respective roles
- accountability and responsibility at all times.
- working in partnership with others to the mutual benefit of people with disabilities.
- agile - we are forward thinking, responsive, resilient and flexible to ensure we continue to evolve and spot potential
- resourceful - we spend time and money wisely empowering people to think differently whilst being practical and commercial
- courageous - we do the right thing, step up, try new things and are bold and aspirational through positive risk taking
- connected - we collaborate; create positive relationships, listen and learn from others and keep our promises
- heart - we show dedication, passion, humility & care to make a lasting and measurable difference
The Disabilities Trust is looking for a Clinical Psychologist who wants to develop their experience by working in our highly regarded service at West Heath House.
Located in Birmingham, West Heath House is a 22 bedded unit in Birmingham that focuses on neuro rehabilitation. We assess and accept referrals from all over the country however our main clients are local to the Birmingham area.
It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by The Disabilities Trust You will provide strategic, professional leadership to the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team, which includes Assistant Psychologists, Rehabilitation Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists.
Your responsibilities will include:
- To provide specialist psychological assessment of adults with acquired brain injury referred to BIRT (location of unit) and related services, utilising and interpreting information from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self report scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service users, family members and others involved in the service user’s care.
- To formulate and implement plans of specialist psychological treatment or management of service user’s neuropsychological and mental health problems based on a multi-factorial psychological understanding and current evidence-based best practice.
- To undertake a range of psychological therapeutic and rehabilitation interventions, drawing on a range of psychological models and employing a range of modalities (individual, family and group) adapted and tailored to the needs of the individual and the context and ongoing evaluation of the outcomes of the intervention.
- To undertake psychologically based risk assessment and risk management for relevant service users and provide advice on the psychological aspects of risk to the multi-disciplinary team.
What are we looking for?
- The successful applicant will have a doctorate in clinical psychology (or equivalent) accredited by the BPS. It is essential that you are able to gather, analyse and interpret complex multi-factorial clinical information, and formulate this so as to effectively direct team working.
- We are looking for an individual who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to deal with complex and emotive subjects.
- You will have excellent organisation skills, the ability to prioritise workloads, the ability to administer and interpret a range of psychometric tests, and a track record of conducting clinical research or audit.
- We are looking for a clinical psychologist with experience in neurorehabilitation, an interest in neuropsychology, and motivated to develop an excellent service further.
- A salary of up to £39,720
- 38 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
- Excellent training and support
- Group life assurance
- Eye voucher scheme
- Long service and staff awards
- Free parking
- Nationwide employee staff discounts including discounted gym membership, eating out and shopping.
Hours: This is a full-time role working 35 hours a week.
Please Note: This post is subject to a DBS check (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) and references.