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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Hastings | |

Recruiter: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Job Description We're a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We're looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve. We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, 0.6WTE part time post within the East Sussex Community Learning Disability Service. This is a jointly located Health & Social Services team based in Hastings and the post holder will provide specialist psychology services along with other psychology staff as part of a supportive and motivated multi disciplinary team. The successful applicant will join a team which includes an 8b clinical psychologist, a specialist counsellor and a behavioural practitioner. We are actively working with commissioners to ensure delivery of the Transforming Care agenda and we have secured funding for a number of workforce development projects to better meet the needs of our local population and work closely with commissioners to bring people back into the local area. We are also part of a number of local initiatives to build service competency and quality in conjunction with partner organisations and the post holder will take an active role in this work. We will also expect the post holder to take a key role in the delivery of local clinical pathways for people accessing our services and to work proactively with other care groups to ensure people with a learning disability get access to the services they need. We are keen to support and develop people's clinical skills in a number of therapeutic modalities including behavioral support, systemic approaches and trauma informed interventions. This job would suit a motivated, hard working, experienced Clinical Psychologist who relishes the challenge of working with vulnerable individuals in the context of complex care systems. We also have close links with our local clinical psychology training schemes and are committed to on-going and high quality professional development opportunities. For further information please contact: Dr Ursula Mazur, Clinical Psychologist, Professional Lead for LD Services We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role. Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary. Applicant requirements You must have appropriate UK professional registration. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Documents to download * Job Description To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As..." . You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so). More

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