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Clinical Psychologist Learning Disability Adult - East LD Team

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
It's an exciting time to join our community Learning disability (LD) team in Cornwall.

We have an opportunity within the East LD Adult Community service for a year's maternity cover band 8a Clinical Psychologist. This post will work alongside our other Clinical Psychologists in the team and also access support via our colleagues working in the west of the county.

This is a part time position of up to 24.5 hours and will be based at Carew House.

In this role your clinical expertise, training and high level of specialist experience are recognised with a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning whilst you are with our team.

Proposed interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality specialist clinical psychology service to the East Specialist Health Service for Adults with Learning Disabilities. To support the supervision of other psychologists within the wider Learning Disability team across Cornwall. To play a leading role in the specialist health service for adults with learning disabilities East team in promoting an understanding of all aspects of psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions. To supervise and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by assistant psychologists, psychologists in training and other clinical members of the East team who provide psychologically based care and treatment. 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 East team. To provide specialist assessment of adults with complex learning disabilities and communication disorders and difficulties, using specialist assessment tools and psychological inventories. To provide regular specialist psychological advice, guidance, consultation and training to all members of the East learning disabilities team and to private and third sector providers of care for adults with learning disabilities.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registration with Health Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical)
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist for a minimum of 2 years working with adults in either a clinic or community setting
  • Experience of working with adults with severe emotional/ behavioural difficulties including attachment insecurity, developmental trauma and concurrent mental health difficulties
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary/agency care plan

Skills and Aptitude


  • Well developed skills in communicating effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients and families, carers and other professional colleagues.
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate assessments and advise on interventions

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Carew House

Bodmin Technology Park, Dunmere Road


PL31 2QN

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