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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
Depending on experience
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified psychologist who wants to develop their skills in our dynamic and innovative Intensive Support Team. This is a multi-disciplinary, community based Learning Disability Service located in West Bromwich, serving the Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley areas of the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The team provides services to people with a learning disability experiencing significant mental health needs and/or display significant behavioural distress which may challenge community based services, to the extent that they are (or may be at high risk of) placement breakdown and/or admission to an Assessment and Treatment Service

The team provides a full range of assessments, interventions, support, training and advice to individuals themselves, their families and paid carers and the network of multi-agency stakeholders who are involved in the care and support of people experiencing highly complex behavioural and/or emotional distress.

. They will be skilled in both individual and group work which is carefully adapted to match the different intellectual as well as emotional abilities within the client group. They will have the necessary experience and skills to oversee the performance and development of psychological pathways, practitioners and trainees working within the team at different times.

Main duties of the job

Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, which may include neuropsychological testing.

Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.

Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients' mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice.

Implements a range of highly specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.

Provides highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other staff contributing directly to client's diagnosis, formulation and intervention plan.

Facilitates decision-making by planning and mapping processes/interventions with members of the team to determine the most appropriate treatment modality or service for clients.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical supervision of Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists.

Clinical supervision of Band 7 Applied Psychologists working within immediate area, under the guidance of Consultant Applied Psychologist

Provides highly specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other direct care staff in MDT

Provides clinical supervision to other direct care staff in MDT

Devises and delivers training to other staff in MD

Planning and mapping interventions with members of the MDT to determine best treatments for groups of clients

Takes an active role in MDT delivery of CQUIN and QIP projects, NICE benchmarking and compliance requirements as required within MDT

Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Appropriate Course
  • Experience in Community Team
  • Experience of Supervision of Staff
  • Experience of Formulations and Planning
  • Post Graduate 3 years
  • Ability to be able to get around the whole of the geographical area

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