Spectrum.Life is a Mental Health, Wellbeing and Digital Health Innovator, delivering solutions for the Corporate, Insurance and Education Sectors. We support 2,500+ companies in their health and wellness strategies - looking after the mental health and wellbeing needs of over 4,000,000 users.

We are a healthcare company first. We focus on clinical efficacy and outcomes as our prime responsibility. We do this by providing or enabling best-in-class services, delivered by fully accredited, experienced professionals through our in-house built technology.

Our mission is to save and change as many lives as possible. We do this by Engaging and Empowering members to Transform their health and wellbeing.

ROLE BRIEF

Where does this role sit?

We are a psychology led team developing exciting new pathways of assessment and support for children and young people’s wellbeing, as well as neurodiversity across the lifespan. Our focus is on using innovative solutions to provide high quality clinical care digitally and the creation of engaging and informative resources and content to empower people to maximise their wellbeing. We value diversity in all forms and are proud to be an inclusive, flexible, neuroaffirmative, forward thinking organisation. We value our practitioners and provide regular clinical supervision, opportunities to connect with likeminded peers, and support to continue your professional and career development.

Would you like to join us on our new journey shaping the new pathways we are currently developing? We currently have opportunities for both experienced and newly qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologists who are Chartered with the British Psychological Society or Psychological Society of Ireland and particularly welcome those who have experience providing clinical supervision.

What does the role look like?

We are seeking Clinical or Counselling Psychologists to join our team to provide timely, high quality assessments and psychological interventions using digital platforms.

Our neurodiversity pathways will provide robust online multidisciplinary assessments of neurodivergence across the lifespan, including autism and ADHD. Support, advice and coaching will also be on offer for people of all ages who are neurodivergent, or those supporting them such as parents and carers.

Our children and young people’s emotional and wellbeing pathways aim to provide high quality, evidence-based psychological assessment and support to children, young people and their families. These may be goal-led interventions or more structured psychological therapies. We also offer parent consultations and parent coaching, as well as support for parents’ own mental wellbeing. You will be responsible for providing a range of assessments and interventions, including individual therapy, group work, and consultations with families and other professionals. We would value applications from Psychologists that are experienced in providing clinical supervision. We will also support those without experience providing clinical supervision to develop their skills and experience in this area.

As we are continuing to shape this new service and our pathways, we would like support from all those in our team to help develop relevant high quality resources for families using a variety of mediums (e.g. infographics, articles, online modules, workshops, podcasts, etc).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will undertake initial assessments with children, young people and families to help identify the best further assessment, intervention or support for their needs.
  • You will be involved in delivering high quality, clinically robust and strengths-based assessment and interventions.
  • You will have a caseload where you will be the designated lead practitioner, which will involve building a relationship with individuals and their family and being the key person guiding them through their support journey.
  • You will collaborate closely with colleagues to ensure each child/young person experiences a thorough assessment and formulation of their strengths and challenges that informs helpful recommendations and a plan for next steps.
  • You will provide written reports detailing assessments you complete, presenting complex information in a clear and accessible way.
  • You will work in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and their families, following relevant safeguarding and risk procedures.
  • You will support the clinical leads with the day to day running of the service, including monitoring of feedback and outcomes in order ensure we are delivering clinically robust, effective and strengths-based assessment and intervention that clients are happy with.
  • You will help families and individuals to better understand challenges they may be experiencing and set and work towards their individual goals through intervention, support and coaching.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You will undertake initial assessments with children, young people and families to help identify the best further assessment, intervention or support for their needs.
  • You will be involved in delivering high quality, clinically robust and strengths-based assessment and interventions.
  • You will have a caseload where you will be the designated lead practitioner, which will involve building a relationship with individuals and their family and being the key person guiding them through their support journey.
  • You will collaborate closely with colleagues to ensure each child/young person experiences a thorough assessment and formulation of their strengths and challenges that informs helpful recommendations and a plan for next steps.
  • You will provide written reports detailing assessments you complete, presenting complex information in a clear and accessible way.
  • You will work in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and their families, following relevant safeguarding and risk procedures.
  • You will support the clinical leads with the day to day running of the service, including monitoring of feedback and outcomes in order ensure we are delivering clinically robust, effective and strengths-based assessment and intervention that clients are happy with.
  • You will help families and individuals to better understand challenges they may be experiencing and set and work towards their individual goals through intervention, support and coaching.
  • Confidence working in an online/digital format
  • Experience working in a CAMHS or similar setting
  • Experience working in a HSE/NHS/Primary care setting
  • Experience of developing care plans and setting goals with families and young people
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of formulating a biopsychosocial, systemic and holistic understanding of a child/young person’s current presentation.
  • Experience of writing meaningful assessment reports, including recommendations and reasonable accommodations
  • Experience of working in a multicultural setting, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of liaising with colleagues in other agencies (e.g. education, social care, health services)
  • A thorough knowledge of mental health and wellbeing and relevant theoretical models.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NICE guidance relating to common mental health presentations
  • Knowledge of and willingness to work in a strengths focused, inclusive way.
  • Knowledge of issues around confidentiality, safeguarding and risk, particularly in relation to children and young people.
  • Good record keeping skills (e.g. recording case notes)
  • Effective written communication skills (e.g. conveying complex information in written reports)
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in a way that is meaningful to individuals, families and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of what clinical governance is and skills in quality improvement of services.
  • Experience of writing meaningful assessment reports, including recommendations and reasonable accommodations
  • Experience of working in a multicultural setting, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of liaising with colleagues in other agencies (e.g. education, social care, health services)
  • A thorough knowledge of mental health and wellbeing and relevant theoretical models.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NICE guidance relating to common mental health presentations
  • Knowledge of and willingness to work in a strengths focused, inclusive way.
  • Knowledge of issues around confidentiality, safeguarding and risk, particularly in relation to children and young people.
  • Good record keeping skills (e.g. recording case notes)
  • Effective written communication skills (e.g. conveying complex information in written reports)
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in a way that is meaningful to individuals, families and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of what clinical governance is and skills in quality improvement of services.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental differences
  • Training and/or experience in providing clinical supervision

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT SPECTRUM.LIFE?

  • Full-time or part-time permanent contract
  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience).
  • In-office, remote or hybrid working options including flexible working from home and/or our physical workspaces in Dublin and Manchester
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme and a wide range of health and wellbeing supports
  • Extensive list of employee perks and benefits https://app.box.com/s/3z3nm97sd53ggz5fx7epjml4l7sn4sn7
  • Monthly clinical supervision
  • A welcoming and supportive multidisciplinary team of colleagues who share your passion
  • Training, guidance and support to allow you to do your role to the best of your ability
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and expertise through learning and training
  • The chance to contribute to the development and shaping of a new and exciting service
  • Working for an organisation that is striving to improve as many lives as possible where values genuinely drive the day-to-day work and decisions at all levels within the company