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Clinical Psychologist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
AG Palmer Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.
We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Job overview
We really want to hear from you if you are an enthusiastic and dynamic HCPC registered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist wanting to develop your clinical, supervisory and leadership skills. We are also happy to hear from other accredited psychological therapists that can demonstrate they meet the person specification.
The Oxford Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team was formed two years ago and remains in an exciting phase of transformation and development. This role would offer you the opportunity to provide not only clinical intervention but to impact on service delivery and patient care models. We want to do something different that works for our service users, and to deliver this there is a recognition that we need the skills of Clinical Psychologists to help us spearhead the development of these services.
You will be working with the support of a Principal Clinical Psychologist to fully embed psychological thinking and skills in our offer to people experiencing crises. There are opportunities to work both directly and indirectly through offering reflective practice, consultation, training and supervision of others including Assistant Psychologists.
Oxford Health has links to the prestigious Oxford University and NIHR Research Centre. There is a current large scale trial occurring within the Crisis and Home Treatment Team, and this role will continue to offer exciting opportunities to be a part of clinical research in practice.

The successful candidate will want to make a real difference to adults and older adults with long term mental health problems to support them leaving inpatient services and work intensively in people’s homes to assist their recovery. Working as part of a supportive and friendly team.
You would have smaller caseloads and be able to work intensively in people’s homes to support their recovery. You would also be responsible for supervising and directing the senior support staff to deliver the therapeutic interventions prescribed.

Working for our organisation
We have high profile and dynamic trust wide Allied Health leadership of around 250 staff across different clinical specialties and locations and we would be able to provide profession specific support and supervision.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please apply if you can demonstrate:
• Experience of working with adults with severe and/or complex mental health difficulties
• A good working knowledge of evidence-based treatments
• Sound clinical risk assessment and management
• Experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults,
We provide excellent supervision by a senior Clinical Psychologist and CPD opportunities to help you consolidate your therapeutic and leadership skills in a focused and supported way.
Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
• NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
• Staff accommodation
• Competitive pension scheme
• Lease car scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
• Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
• Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
• Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
• We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
• Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Laura Goody

Job title Principal Clinical Psychologist

Email address

Additional contact information

E: | T: 01865 902906|

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