Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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We would like to invite applications from Clinical Psychologists with experience of working with children and young people to join our hardworking, multi-disciplinary team. The Starfish Team delivers a countywide service offering assessment and intervention for children aged 5-18 with a diagnosed learning disability who are experiencing significant behavioral and/or mental health difficulties.
The person will be passionate and enthusiastic in their approach to service delivery and committed to improving the lives of children and young people.
We welcome applications from newly qualified Psychologists, on the understanding that the post will be rated at Band 7, until completion of preceptorship.
Main duties of the job
They will work alongside experienced Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Lead and Specialist Children's Learning Disability Nurses, Specialist Family Support Workers, an Occupational Therapist, a Speech & Language Therapist, a Systemic Family Psychotherapist, a Communication and Therapy Assistant Practitioner, a Clinical Coordinator and other professionals involved in the assessment and planning of interventions for children and their families.
You will be expected to use a range of assessment skills, interviews with parents and carers, and observations in a range of settings, to inform the assessment and diagnostic process as well as the planning and provision of interventions.
There will be opportunities to contribute to the supervision, teaching and training of other professionals within the team.
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
To provide a qualified clinical psychology service to clients of the learning disability and development integrated teams with Learning Disabilities who have complex and challenging needs)/
To provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention at the same time as offering advice and consultation on the psychological care of children and young people to non-psychologist colleagues and to other nonprofessional carers.
To act as lead specialist within the team on matters relating to psychology, cognitive impairment and learning, challenging behaviour and psychological approaches in mental health in children with learning disabilities.
To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of each teams policies and procedures.
To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the teams.
Skills, Ability & Knowledge
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).