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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Prof Lead) DMS

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Old Age
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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The role
Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and Professional Lead –Devon Memory Service
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

We are looking for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (Professional Lead) to join the Devon Memory Service team based at one of our bases across Devon (candidate can choose). This role is key to ensuring that the memory clinics across the county have a high quality psychology and neuropsychology services. The Early Assessment Clinics operate from three centres based at:
  • Health and well-being Clinic, Wonford House Hospital
  • Northern Devon District Hospital
  • Torbay Hospital

The services provide the people of Devon with an opportunity to receive an early diagnosis of Dementia and access to follow up support to ensure people can make informed decisions about their future care and maximise their quality of life.

The role will include oversight and coordination of input into these clinics by Assistant Psychologists as well as coordinating neuropsychological assessments required by qualified psychologists. In addition, contributing to developments of how to improve the service offer along the Dementia Pathway will be key.

Psychology is strongly valued in the service and having a collaborative style & enjoying being part of a team, will be critical attributes for the success of this role. There will be a lots of opportunity to shape this post and would suit someone with an interest in service development.

The Psychology & Psychological Therapy (PPT) service is home to both qualified and non-qualified psychologists and psychological therapists from a range of theoretical backgrounds and interests. We have a number of forums for connecting and gaining CPD. An interest in Quality Improvement & research would be welcomed. We have links with universities for clinical psychology trainees.

We are a supportive and friendly service and would welcome informal enquiries or visits.

To know more about the role contact Dr Deborah Greensill, Consultant Psychologist & Strategic Lead for Older Adult Psychology & Psychological Therapies. tel: 0777 3159856
The location
Your base will be at one of the above bases, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staffnetworks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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