Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
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The post is based in Harlow with the Learning Disabilities MDT Team which is based at Kao Park. The post holder will join the Psychology Team and provide input for the Team. The work is varied involving individual direct work and indirect work to colleagues and external providers. The team is well established and the Psychology Service uses a variety of therapeutic approaches. The Psychology Service has good links with clinical psychology training courses for which it provides trainee placements. The post holder would be joining a very innovative and supportive Trust.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a highly motivated and committed Clinical Psychologist to join the Learning Disability Services in North Essex. The newly appointed Clinical Psychologist will be joining multidisciplinary services, comprising of Psychologists, AHPs, Psychiatrists, Arts Therapists and Community Nurses.
The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing a variety of psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions for individuals across a range of ability levels, plus support for their families and carers. This would be predominantly in the community but may also continue into in-patient services, if necessary.
The post holder will be joining a well-established Psychology service and receive supervision from an appropriately experienced Clinical Psychologist. We support a range of training opportunities and ongoing professional development. This Band 7 post is a development post, which offers the possibility of moving to a Band 8a upon achievement of the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies.
There are good links with the Essex University Clinical Psychology Training Programme.
This is a full-time permanent contract post, working 37.5 hours per week, but applications for part time employment may also be considered. Applicants will need to be registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC. It is essential that applicants are able to drive and have access to a car, unless a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 prevents driving.
The Trust takes a value based approach to its services and provides excellent staff support to promote staff well being and professional development.
To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to adults with learning disabilities of all ability levels, their service providers and carers within North Essex, plus in-patient services as required. To provide specialist psychological assessment and interventions, as well as offering advice and consultation on service user psychological care to non-psychology colleagues and other non-professional carers. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To use research skills for audit, service development and research. To contribute to identifying key areas and priorities for psychology service provision.
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