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Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

King's College London - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Location: London
Salary: £51,974 to £53,350 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: 079645
 

Job description

We are looking for a qualified Clinical Psychologist to work on project which will adapt Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for use with autistic adolescents. This role will include running co-design workshops with autistic youth, supporting study recruitment and data collection, and delivering the adapted intervention.

This post will be ideal for a Clinical Psychologist with an interest in gaining research experience or those interested in contributing to improving interventions for autistic young people. The post-holder will work as part of team including the study investigators (Dr Matthew Hollocks, Professor Kate Tchanturia, Professor Kimberley Goldstein) and clinical collaborators.

The successful candidate will be based within the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and will have an honorary contract with the South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. There will be opportunities for CPD through the research groups links to the Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAAND) and National Specialist CAMHS services.

The post is available from February 2024 and is for a fixed term of 12 months (0.8fte). We are open to considering other working patterns/ flexible working. 

Key responsibilities

  • Delivery of psychological interventions (CRT) with autistic adolescents  
  • Recruitment of participants 
  • Data collection and analysis 
  • Maintaining study records / database 
  • Communicating with study families and coordinating attendance at appointments. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

1.       HCPC registered clinical psychologist or other similarly qualified professional (e.g., Counselling / forensic psychologist) (or registration pending following training completion) 

2.       Relevant clinical experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, particularly those with neurodevelopmental disorders. 

3.       Competent in the delivery of psychological therapy with young people or adults with autism / neurodevelopmental conditions.  

4.       Knowledge of mental health difficulties in the context of autism 

5.       A demonstrated interest in clinical / applied research, through completion of research projects, dissemination of findings in academic or clinical settings. 

6.       Excellent communication skills  

Desirable criteria

1.       Experience of delivering psychological therapy with autistic young people.  

2.       Experience/ familiarity with Cognitive Remediation Therapy.  

3.       Experience running / facilitating co-design or PPI work.  

4.       Knowledge of qualitative research methods.  

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance

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