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Senior Practitioner Psychologist

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hailsham
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced permanent Clinical Psychologist to join the specialist CAMHS Learning Disability Family Intensive Support Service. We are an innovative, multi-disciplinary, community team working in partnership with families whose children have moderate to severe learning disabilities with significant psychological, behavioural and communication difficulties. The team is comprised of Clinical Psychologists, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Positive Behaviour Practitioner, Family Support Practitioners, Consultant Psychiatrist and Specialist Nurse. The post is based in Hailsham, but covers the whole of East Sussex and you will be required to travel between sites.

Main duties of the job

The key components of this job will be to provide:
  • a high quality community based service to children with learning disabilities and their families and other staff involved in their care.
  • specialist psychological assessments and multi-disciplinary interventions for children presenting with challenging behaviours, including facilitating parent groups.
  • Supervision of and support to Psychologists and other colleagues in the team
  • Consultation and Training to other agencies and services working with children with learning disabilities

You will need to have experience of applying your clinical skills in some of the following areas:
  • children/young people with learning disabilities
  • complex cases and multi-agency systems
  • in a CAMHS setting
  • adults with a learning disability
  • direct work with children/young people, parents and carers
  • providing supervision, consultation and training.

We use a wide range of psychological models and approaches but some previous experience of working using Systemic approaches, Positive Behaviour Support, Functional Analysis, Attachment theory and the Family Partnership Model would be an advantage.

The Trust provides many opportunities for CPD, research and links with other colleagues working in this area. You will be well supported in the team by other senior Psychologists.

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

East Sussex CAMHS LD/FISS is a vibrant and robust team with friendly and supportive colleagues.

We manage some very complex cases but the team works well and provides lots of support and supervision and team members never feel they are working in isolation even during current remote working.

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity to gain and build on experience in CAMHS LD/FISS and we would welcome your interest in this post.

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document for details about our benefits package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)

Knowledge/Experience

Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Demonstrate specialist experience gained post qualification of working as an applied psychologist
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC

For more information please contact Jasmine Lineker Lead Clinical Psychologists tel: 01323 446061 email: jasmine.lineker2@spft.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, approved by the HPC.
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Demonstrate specialist experience gained postqualification of working as an applied psychologist with evidence of having received a substantial amount of clinical supervision (normally in the region of approximately 50 hours)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Highmore

Western Road

Hailsham

BN27 3DY

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354-CS-21390-E

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