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Practitioner Psychologist or Psychotherapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Practitioner Psychologist or Psychotherapist, Band 7 Full time (37.5 hours/week), Permanent

The SLP is seeking a Clinical, Counselling, Forensic Psychologist or Psychotherapist to join the community Forensic Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (FIND) Team.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, compassionate & motivated clinician who has interest in working with people with complex neurodevelopmental, mental health & social needs, who is motivated by working with multi-disciplinary teams and across agencies. The postholder will be expected to undertake complex psychological assessments, interventions & clinical consultations to clinical teams across south London. They will be part of a dynamic team of specialist clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds. They will have the opportunity of space to think around cases and work closely with individuals, family, carers, & other professionals.

The postholder will be able to access professional development opportunities as part of an unusually large and dynamic forensic psychological therapies department. The department provides professional opportunities across community, prison & hospital settings, opportunities for research and career progression through on-going professional development. We have close links with our Adult Learning Disability directorate colleagues who have substantial systemic expertise & access to external workshops & supervision with a neuropsychologist.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients with LD or ASD that present a forensic risk and based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or wider care and support needs of a clients with neurodevelopmental needs, mental health problems and offending behaviour.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients' formulation, support and management.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, and professional networks within and across teams.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment, management and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service,

  • About us

    Oxleas - About Us

    Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

    Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
    • We're Kind
    • We're Fair
    • We Listen
    • We Care

    Job description Job responsibilities

    You will be expected to undertake complex psychological assessments, interventions and clinical consultations to clinical teams across South London. You will work alongside specialist clinicians from professional backgrounds including nursing, psychiatry, social work, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and administration. You will deliver, develop and coordinate online and face-to-face training events for SLP colleagues.

    Aside from the stimulating clinical work, benefits of the post include monthly teaching sessions within the psychology department, reflective practice forums, weekly individual supervision, a range of interesting CPD opportunities and prospects for future career progression within the psychology department, wider trust and SLP. You will supervise prequalified staff, such as assistant psychologists, students and doctoral trainees.

    Person Specification HPCP Essential
    • Registration HPCP
    experience in ASD and LD Essential
    • experience of working with LD/ASD/Forensics
    • Achieved grade
    • working experience
    • interview/application form

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