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Clinical Psychologist Homeless Vulnerability Liaison Service

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Part Time
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The Homeless Vulnerability Liaison Service is being extended to provide a brief intervention service for those presenting with a broad range of vulnerability and complex need relating to their mental and psychological wellbeing. The aim of the service is to offer brief intervention to those experiencing homelessness or within homeless services to improve tenancy sustainment and meaningful referral/engagement into mainstream treatment services.

The service is currently commissioned service through Cornwall Council rough sleeper's initiative.

Main duties of the job

The posy holder may involve assessment, formulation within a psychological framework, advice, clinical support/ supervision/ training and direct therapy services.

The postholder will be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups.

The postholder must be able to communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, highly complex information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni-and multi-disciplinary and multi-agency care.

The postholder will also provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate.

The postholder will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of computerised records including Electronic Patient Health Records and the recording of clinical activity data using the same system.

The postholder will be required to undertake appropriate audit, research and provide research advice to other staff. To also maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health.

They will carry an autonomous specialist caseload of service users, and provide clinical supervision to Psychologist Colleagues, Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Psychological Therapists.

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 532,000 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 Essential
  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or Masters degree ( or its equivalent if qualified pre 1996)as accredited to the BPS including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometric and neuropsychology and two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • Pre or post doctoral training or supervised intensive experience in one or more additional specialised areas of practice (eg Personality disorder, management of risk of harm, delivering consultation services, coordinating functional pathways, forensic mental health)
  • Eligibility for Registered Practitioner status
  • HCPC accredited professional psychology qualification ie clinical psychology and/or forensic psychology.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of offenders across the full range of care settings, such as criminal justice agencies, mental disorder services and mentally disordered offenders who present a high risk of harm
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of working autonomously at band 7 or above
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or clinical supervision.and willingness to support junior staff members and trainees
  • Experience of receiving clinical supervision regularly and knowledge of how/when to seek appropriate support outside of formally arranged supervision sessions.
  • Experience of service development and coordination of development initiatives or service improvement

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