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Are you an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist with experience and interest of supporting autistic people with complex needs? This post offers an exciting opportunity to develop clinical and strategic skills and shape the development of an exciting innovative new service.

The Intensive Support Team for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, dynamic and responsive service that provides a valued service to autistic people who are at risk of a breakdown in community care, and/or an inappropriate admission to hospital. The team offer additional support to those with complex needs and work in collaboration with our mental health services.

You will have the opportunity to work in an evolving team and at the same time be part of well-established autism team working alongside Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Nurses, support workers and assistant psychologists within the autism service.

The service model is one of supporting autistic... people who are possibly in crisis and require additional support with regard to their autism to keep them safe and well in the community. This will involve working closely with specialist practitioners and other health professionals to support this complex group of individuals to remain in their community setting and, where an appropriate admission has occurred, to be discharged promptly and safely in line with national Transforming Care strategy.

To ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist clinical psychology service to Improving Access to Autism (ASC) service, service users, across a community primary care setting. To advise, supervise and support the assessment and treatment provided by clinical members of the teams who provide psychologically based care and treatment within the ASC service. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research. To propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service. To work in an effective

partnership with the clinical service leadership including other IAPT team members and members of other agencies responsible for a client’s care.

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Dr Sonia Anderson Job title: Consultant Clinical Psychologist Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 0151 292 6964

Danielle MacLean or Gemma Hamlett

0151 292 6964
Prescot UK


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