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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time qualified Clinical Psychologist within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to join an expanding multidisciplinary team meeting the needs of Children and Young People (age up to 18) in Warrington.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers. The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery. These principles will recognise the need to:-

Promote safe practices

- Value the aims of service users- Work in partnership and offer meaningful choice- Be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change- Value social inclusion

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the systematic provision of highly specialist psychological services for children and young people and their families/carers as part of the 'No Wrong Door' approach . In particular, to provide services as part of a multi-agency team that meet the agreed service priorities consonant with practitioner experience and expertise . Such services to include the development and implementation of innovative and highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention strategies and the provision of consultancy work generally for the assurance of quality in the use of psychological methods by other team members. This job description recognises the need to ensure appropriate supervision and professional development as a core theme.

Please see the full job description which will cover responsibilities across the following domains suited to the post:

Clinical, teaching, training and supervision, Information Technology Management, recruitment, policy and service development, Service Governance, General Professional Responsibilities, Working environment, Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description is an outline and account of the main duties. Any changes will be discussed with the post holder in advance but will also be reviewed regularly to take into account changes and developments in service requirements. The post holder has the right to request a review should they feel there have been significant changes to their role.

Note: The post holder is expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality of Information.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to perfect care care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. Were currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

We celebrate diversity and promote equal opportunities we are committed to challenging and eliminating racism and other forms of discrimination and advancing and promoting equality of opportunity in the provision of services and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

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All information regarding your application will come from apps.trac.jobs not NHS Jobs. Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact the recruitment team to ensure that measures can be put in place to support you.

We reserve the right to close any vacancy earlier than advertised in exceptional circumstances once we have received a high volume of applications.

The Trust expects all post holders who require an enhanced DBS for their role subscribe to the DBS Update Service. You will be required to enrol for this service for a fee of �13 per year and maintain registration. Trans applicants who require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team (01516761452 or email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk) with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team is able to prevent any previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to be disabled who meet the minimum (essential) criteria for the role in the person specification. If you would like your application to be considered under the Trusts guaranteed interview scheme you can indicate this in the personal information section of your online application form.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist


Desirable

  • oEvidence of further study/ qualification in the field of children and young people's mental health


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Alders

12 Birch Avenue

Warrington

WA2 9TN

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