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Assistant Psychologist

Employer
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bodmin
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an Assistant Psychologist to work with our multi-disciplinary team to deliver care/interventions to clients who have a learning disability under the supervision of the team psychologist.

This role covers the east locality of the county.

Proposed interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

The assistant will:
  • Carry out assessment and direct interventions under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist
  • Support multi-disciplinary multi-agency teams and work with staff, families and carers.
  • Contribute to teaching, training and research in the department.
  • Be expected to carry a clinical caseload, under supervision.


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.

Just over 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

Essential

  • A 2nd class honours degree, or higher, in psychology, recognised by the BPS
  • An ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as an (Hon./Intern) Assistant Psychologist with people with cognitive and/or communication difficulties.
  • Experience of assessment or psychological testing.


Desirable

  • Experience of working as an (Hon./Intern) Assistant Psychologist or Support Worker with People with Learning Disabilities in health or social care settings.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • High level of communication skills, written and verbal, including the ability to relate to Adults with Learning Disabilities and their support networks
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge within a health context.


Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Carew House

Beacon Technology Park

Bodmin

PL31 2QN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

201-24-297

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