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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Job summary

We are looking for a suitably experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our friendly and supportive team. This post is full time substantive position for 37.5hrs per week, working with the Autism assessment service (DAANA). You do not need to be an expert in ASC, we encourage applicants with a range of appropriate experience and we will support you to learn in the post. There are 3 other Clinical Psychologists in the team, Assistant psychologists, SMHPs and a senior OT. At the time of advert we are working a hybrid model, working from home and out of our base in Exeter.

It is anticipated that your role will have a variety of elements supporting and assessing people with ASC. This involves working with family and friends. We run some brief workshops for people with ASC to support them following a diagnosis and to help friends and family. We develop psychoeducational material for people with ASC and are committed to developing new and innovative ways of engaging and helping this client group. We expect that this post will support all of these elements of the service. Our guiding principle is to improve the lives of people with ASC so we often get involved in innovative ideas to support this client group.

As a team we are enthusiastic about working with this client group and find the work rewarding and interesting. We work alongside our colleagues in the ADHD part of the service and have a general focus on neurodiversity.

Main duties of the job

Providing a high quality psychological service to the DANA service as a key component of integrated mental health and wellbeing services to DPT and to community mental health services

Providing local clinical leadership, co-ordination and supervision for staff, trainees and volunteers employed by or attached to the psychology service, under the general direction and supervision of the Lead Principal Psychologist.

Carrying a specialist caseload of clients, and providing advice and consultancy to patients, family members, carers and professionals.

The post holder will be supported by the Psychology Lead and also by senior colleagues within the DANA Services. The post holder will be expected to make good use of the expertise of others within the service to further develop their clinical skills with this client group.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the DANA team.

The post holder will receive regular professional and clinical supervision in accordance to Trust policy and to Professional Practice Guidelines set out by the British Psychological Society or appropriate designated Professional Body.

Observe, and abide by all relevant Professional Codes of Conduct and Practise including the British Psychological Society. The post holder will be fully registered with the Health Professions Council as a condition of employment.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The principal purpose of the job is to improve the psychological health & wellbeing of people with Autism or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

This will be achieved in this post by:

1. Providing a high quality psychological service to the DANA service as a key component of integrated mental health and wellbeing services to DPT and to community mental health services.

2. Providing local clinical leadership, co-ordination and supervision for staff, trainees and volunteers employed by or attached to the psychology service, under the general direction and supervision of the Lead Principal Psychologist.

3. Carrying a specialist caseload of clients, and providing advice and consultancy to patients, family members, carers and professionals.

4. The post holder will be supported by the Psychology Lead and also by senior colleagues within the DANA Services. The post holder will be expected to make good use of the expertise of others within the service to further develop their clinical skills with this client group

5. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the DANA team.

6. The post holder will receive regular professional and clinical supervision in accordance to Trust policy and to Professional Practice Guidelines set out by the British Psychological Society or appropriate designated Professional Body

7. Observe, and abide by all relevant Professional Codes of Conduct and Practise including the British Psychological Society. The post holder will be fully registered with the Health Professions Council as a condition of employment.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience, and/or training in diversity awareness and social inequality


Desirable

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience gained during supervised training of working in autism/ADHD.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel around the region to undertake assessments
  • Broad knowledge and familiarity of autism/ADHD services; and of the services in the NHS where autism/ADHD assessment and treatment are commonly applied.
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative within a service consisting of a network of teams.
  • Ability to work as a member of a clinical team.
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity, and maintain own morale and motivation in challenging service delivery contexts.
  • A *Standard / Enhanced CRB Check will be required for this role.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psychol. or equivalent), eligible for Chartered Clinical Psychologist Status in the British Psychological Society.
  • Registration with HPC


Desirable

  • Some further training in clinical autism/ADHD
  • Some further training in at least one psychological therapy


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C9369-23-0642-2

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