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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Community Learning Disability Team Hartley

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Hartley United Kingdom

2 months ago

Mersey Care NHS Trust are delighted to announce we have an exciting opportunity for a clinical psychologist to join one of our busy Community Learning Disability Teams, based in Southport. The Learning Disability Service prides itself on the provision of high quality services to individuals and their carers, informed by person centred rights based approaches, underpinned by positive behaviour support. This is an ideal opportunity to join an innovative and transformative service.

The role will involve conducting detailed assessments, formulation, delivery of direct and indirect therapeutic interventions and systematic consultation. Ideally candidates will have extensive knowledge and experience of delivering services within a positive behavioural framework, rights based approaches, service user consultation and engagement and experience of providing adapted therapies.

The successful candidate will work within a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, where psychology is integral to... everyday practice. The candidate will have access to a number of support systems including regular supervision and CPD opportunities.

Posts are suitable for newly qualified and current Band 7/8as clinicians; relevant training, support and experience will be provided to ensure successful applicants are eligible for preceptorship to an 8a clinical psychology post after 2 years of direct clinical experience.

We are looking for someone with the clinical skills to work with service users with a Learning Disability, providing assessment, formulation and therapeutic interventions to people referred to our services, both individually and in group format.

The role will include working with adults with complex physical and/or psychological health needs alongside their Learning Disability. The post also involves enabling and supporting people with Learning Disabilities to access mainstream services. Experience of working within Learning Disabilities services is desirable.

The successful applicant will be a confident individual who is able to hold a caseload and contribute to a psychologically minded team approach through joint working, training, formulation and consultation with the MDT.

You will have access to regular clinical supervision and clinical leadership guidance and will receive managerial supervision from the Team manager. We are also committed to supporting personal and professional development and you will be offered a yearly Personal development review and planning work objectives. Additional CPD activities/seeking further training is encouraged and supported within the team. Areas for development will be agreed at the onset of the post and progress will be reviewed regularly. Once agreed competencies have been met, the post holder will be uplifted to Band 8a.

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Alex Cookson Job title: Associate Director Learning Disabilities & Autism Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 0151 737 4800

Dr Bethan Bell - Consultant Clinical Psychologist - 0151 737 4800
Hartley UK

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