Clinical Psychologist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

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.

About us

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.

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4288655-ES

Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment of children and young people
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment
  • Skills in family work, individual and group work and in programme planning
  • Planning and organising skills for caseload management
  • Skills in self-management, including time management
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Good understanding of other professionals' theoretical perspectives of children and young people.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance, including regular supervision
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in children with autistic spectrum disorders
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Knowledge of safe guarding children and The Children's Act 2004.

Other

Essential

  • Able to drive and access to vehicle
  • Able to speak English Language
  • Enhanced CRB check
  • To implement Norfolk Steps physical interventions

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence.
  • Training in the supervision of clinical psychologists (inc. trainees)

Desirable

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Training in diagnostic assessment of Austic Spectrum Disorders e.g. DISCO, ADOS & ADI).

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from children and their families
  • Able to contain and work with organisational stress
  • Interpersonally calm and able to defuse difficult, volatile situations
  • Able to tolerate ambiguity and to take decisions in situations of incomplete information.
  • Ability to exercise appropriate levels of self-care
  • Good organisational skills
  • Motivated towards personal and professional development with a strong CPD record
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment of children and young people
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment
  • Skills in family work, individual and group work and in programme planning
  • Planning and organising skills for caseload management
  • Skills in self-management, including time management
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Good understanding of other professionals' theoretical perspectives of children and young people.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance, including regular supervision
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in children with autistic spectrum disorders
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Knowledge of safe guarding children and The Children's Act 2004.

Other

Essential

  • Able to drive and access to vehicle
  • Able to speak English Language
  • Enhanced CRB check
  • To implement Norfolk Steps physical interventions

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence.
  • Training in the supervision of clinical psychologists (inc. trainees)

Desirable

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Training in diagnostic assessment of Austic Spectrum Disorders e.g. DISCO, ADOS & ADI).

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from children and their families
  • Able to contain and work with organisational stress
  • Interpersonally calm and able to defuse difficult, volatile situations
  • Able to tolerate ambiguity and to take decisions in situations of incomplete information.
  • Ability to exercise appropriate levels of self-care
  • Good organisational skills
  • Motivated towards personal and professional development with a strong CPD record
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Psychologist - Starfish

Lorna Christoforou-Hazelwood

Starfish@nchc.nhs.uk

01603272319

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4288655-ES

Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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