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Clinical Psychologist

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist who is person centred, enthusiastic and is committed to the provision of high quality care and treatment to join our Community Learning Disability Service.

You will provide psychological assessment, formulation and talking therapies to adults with learning disabilities. You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and receive excellent supervision and support. You will provide consultancy and workshops on topics such as mental health, positive behaviour support, dementia or autism to families and providers. Our aim is to provide high quality, strengths based, trauma-informed, person-centred care which enhances the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

If you are empathic and compassionate, supportive, kind, resilient, non-judgmental and approachable whilst at the same time able to set boundaries and constantly strive for a better life for all of our service users please apply.

Main duties of the job

We are currently transforming our service to improve the care standards to clients who access our service within Sheffield. This would include working flexibly to meet the needs of the service, which may include working evenings and weekends, and be able to travel independently across two bases: Firshill Rise and Grenoside Grange. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about being part of these changes,want to make a differenceandwould be interested in contributing to this ongoing service development.

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds, and all have expertise and stories to share.It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of.If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job purpose

To provide a qualified specialist Clinical Psychology service to clients referred to the Community Learning Disabilities Team across all sectors of care providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

General requirements
  • To work within a large multi-disciplinary team alongside colleagues in Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Community Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Business Support.
  • To liaise and work closely with colleagues in the Intensive Support Service with regard to specific clients who have mental health problems and/or challenging behaviour.
  • To provide frequent assessment and intervention within a variety of care settings, e.g. residential care homes for people with learning disabilities, day centres.
  • To have frequent direct exposure to clients who present challenging behaviour, have mental health problems or may have experienced abuse or other traumatic events, and where the highest level of interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • To provide psychological inputs and interventions for clients and their carers in the least restrictive and least stigmatising environment.
  • Job role may involve working alone with clients in situations where there may be some risk of verbal or physical aggression from clients, carers, and the general public.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training and qualification (to be completed at the latest by December 2023) in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS/HCPC.



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.



  • Demonstrates capacity to work with clients presenting with complex psychological difficulties. Ability to work with the potential of clients or their carers becoming abusive and aggressive

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Firshill Rise

32 Firshill Rise


S4 7BW

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