Clinical Psychologist, Learning Disability Services - Band 8a
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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The Trust is pleased to offer this permanent Band 8a Clinical Psychology role. The post is based within our specialist inpatient provision for people with learning disabiities, which works closely with the Learning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS) and complements the work of our four Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs).
It is an exciting time to join our multi-disciplinary team as we look to review and transform the way in which we provide services to those in most need of support and we are therefore seeking enthusiastic candidates who can contribute positively and flexibly to the transformation agenda. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong commitment to the principles of person-centred service delivery, excellent professional and clinical skills in relation to the challenges presented by and for this client group, and experience of work within the NHS.
Main duties of the job
The role requires the delivery of an applied psychology model that promotes and supports effective psychological outcomes through direct and indirect models of working. Therefore consultation, teaching and training will form an essential component of the post alongside direct clinical work. The successful candidate will have strong skill sets in relation to working with people with Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), histories of trauma, and mental-health issues, and will be highly experienced in working within a Positive Behaviour Support model
The successful candidate will join a strong and welcoming Learning Disabilities Service that has a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary working. There are 8 other qualified Psychologists working within the Learning Disability Service in Gloucestershire. Working relationships are excellent and you will be well supported. A broad range of psychological models are drawn upon and valued. Clinicians are encouraged to develop areas of special interest and we have a good track record of supporting Continuing Professional Development. We have close links with the Doctorate Training Course at Bath University and regularly support a number of Trainee placements. There are regular meetings of Psychologists across teams to consider professional issues, service innovation and joint working initiatives.
We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.
The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
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