Senior Psychologist/Senior Psychotherapist
£49,000.00 - £52,000.00
Fixed Term Contract – 12 months (with the possibility of extension)
Full time, home based (remote working, some travel required)
Are you an experienced Senior Psychologist (Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist or Forensic Psychologist) or Senior Psychotherapist with experience of working with children in care/foster placements currently looking for a flexible role with home working? If so, we would love to hear from you.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a skilled clinician to join our Creative Care Solutions Team at the National Fostering Group, part of the Outcomes First Group.
National Fostering Group’s family of fostering agencies have been providing creative fostering solutions to support children and young people to move into fostering families for decades. We know from experience that there are some children who want the chance to live with a foster family but for a range of reasons this has not yet been possible. That’s why we have established our Creative Care Solutions service to deliver a more flexible and creative approach to provide stability and acheieve permeance for children and young people.
You will be part of the OFG regional clinical services team receiving clinical line management from the Regional Head of Clinical Services but be embedded in the Creative Care Solutions Team with accountability to and day-to-day line management from the Head of Creative Care Solutions.
The post holder will provide clinical expertise, consultations and input to staff, foster carers and children to support them to move into, and remain with, stable fostering families.
You will focus primarily on the clinical aspects of the delivery of our Bridge to Foster wraparound support model. Bridge to Foster is a flexible but robust package of support which offers personalised, highly responsive and flexible solutions with highly skilled and well-resourced foster carers, supporting children to move out of residential care into enduring and nurturing fostering homes.
This is an ideal role for those who are excited by being part of a nationwide innovative fostering project with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people, and adults with complex needs.
As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist or Forensic Psychologist you will have an active HCPC registration and experience (pre or post qualification) of working with children in care and complex needs. A Senior Psychotherapist with BACP registration and/or UKCP registration and experience of children in care with complex needs may also be considered for this role.
A driving license and car are essential due to the national nature of the role.
Please see Job Description / Person Specification for a full list of essential criteria.
Why work for us
- Professional supervision
- A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
- Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
- Ongoing Continuing Professional Development.
- Access to our internal platform which offers, employee discounts for 100’s of retailers, recognition cards, wellbeing tools and more.
- We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, Bupa Employee Assistance Programme and Salary Finance options (eg advances on your earned pay)
To be considered for this excellent opportunity please apply online today or contact Dr Carly Pointon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal discussion.
The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for