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Lead Psychologist (Band 8b)

Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 pa
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for a highly motivated Applied psychologists (Counselling, Forensic, Clinical) to join Doncaster’s’ Acute Adult Mental Health Inpatient Wards.. The post will involve working across three inpatient wards (Brodsworth, Cusworth and Skelbrooke Wards). The Doncaster Adult Mental Health Unit comprises the Brodsworth and Cusworth Ward, which provides acute care, and Skelbrooke ward, which provides psychiatric intensive care. The post will involve working across three inpatient wards (Brodsworth, Cusworth and Skelbrooke Wards). The Acute Adult Inpatient wards are based at the Tickhill Road site which boasts beautiful grounds and has close links with both the A1 and M1 motorways. Successful candidates will be joining a well-established, supportive Multidisciplinary Team. The role will involve working closely within the MDT to contribute towards developing psychological formulation. The role will involve both direct and indirect working within a Trauma Informed framework

This role offers lots of scope for development and career progression. Successful candidate will be offered lots of support, training and supervision to enable them to develop into role. we welcome application with less experience who may wish to progress into a lead role.

Job Closes: 30 June 2022

Panel: Dr Susannah Parker, Senior Lead for Psychological Professions and Nicola Ellis, service Manager.

We encourage all our staff to access the COVID 19 vaccine to keep patients, colleagues and visitors safe and we have a vaccine hub on site if you wish to access it

If you are shortlisted for interview we will contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce. We welcome people from all backgrounds and are keen to reflect the population we serve. The Trust would like to particularly encourage people from LGBTQ+, black and ethnic minority, disability backgrounds and male applicants to apply as the Trust is under-represented in these groups. However, it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust Appointment of Staff Policy

We would welcome applicants with lived experience, including providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

We offer fantastic rewards and benefits to our staff as you will see by clicking the link to our Work With Us brochure.

We also understand the value of having a positive work life balance and consider requests for flexible working for all our positions.

RDaSH have three Staff Networks: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, (BAME), Disabled and Wellbeing (DAWN) and Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) to support our inclusion agenda. We are proud to be one of the top performing Trusts in the region for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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