An exciting opportunity for a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Forensic/Counselling) specialising in trauma.
Phoenix Psychology is a well-established independent practice with two bases in the Midlands. We provide therapeutic services, assessments, consultancy, supervision, and training, specialising in working with complex trauma presentations across the lifespan whether that be looked after and adopted children (LAAC) and families with complex difficulties who are supported by their local authorities, young people at risk of exploitation and/or offending, or adults who have experienced complex trauma through their employment, early life, military experiences or as a result of more recent significant events.
At Phoenix Psychology we value relationships, a guiding principle which underpins every aspect of our practice. We believe that relationships facilitate psychological well-being when they are built on connection, compassion, integrity, honesty, respect, and trust and have the aim of encouraging and supporting mutual development and growth. Whether it is within our one to one relationships, our peer connections or our dealings with organisations we invest energy in the embodiment of these values with a view of enhancing the capacity for all to thrive, including our team members.
We are looking for Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychologists to join our independent, forward thinking, organically expanding practice supported by a small, friendly team of like-minded professionals. We want you to experience support and room to develop professionally and personally as well as having the opportunity to help to grow and expand our practice and invest in its future. The particular job roles can be primarily focused on child or adult work or a combination, as our contracts are often lifespan with a variety of opportunities therein; this is negotiable on the basis of the candidates expertise and interest.
You will ideally have a good understanding of trauma, its impact and associated models of psychological intervention and assessment. The work will be varied and can be complex and challenging. However, our team is highly skilled and committed to our work and we will support you to develop your assessment, formulation and intervention skills across contexts and modalities (e.g. CFT, ACT, CBT, EMDR, DDP), alongside how to deliver and manage bespoke support packages to other front line professionals via training, supervision, consultation and / or service development opportunities.
The posts will be working across a range of contracts some of which require working directly in, alongside and in partnership with a range of statutory and third sector organisations therefore we are looking for someone who will be invested in carrying out meaningful work to genuinely support our community; someone driven to develop psychological mindedness in organisations to enable them to support themselves and their clients; someone able to plan, put together and carry out bespoke packages of work and see them through to their conclusion.
Our small and friendly team support each other, and we each bring passion, commitment, and integrity to our work as well being responsive, flexible and able ‘think outside the box’ given our independent status, as such we are looking for a new team member who can do the same.
In return, we can offer you our commitment to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and practicing in ways that encourage reflection about power and the roles that we hold. We recognise the importance of a work life balance and respect the need for flexible and balanced working practices. In addition, all employees are entitled to our Employee Assistance Programme, Income Protection Plan, pension scheme and competitive salary alongside a generous CPD offer.
Given the variety of work we are able to match competencies across the range from consultant to newly qualified and therefore we would welcome applications from any HCPC registered psychologist and would work with you to ensure the role reflects your current stage of expertise and hopes for professional development and fulfilment. Full or part time hours will be considered.
Access to a car in order to travel across the region is essential.
To apply please e-mail Ruth.Billingham@phoenixpsychology.com sending a CV and covering letter. To talk to Dr Clare Thompson or Dr Liz Gillett about the roles please call 01926 485760.