This is an exciting opportunity for a full time clinical or counselling psychologist to work with the Psychology team at Camden Learning Disability Service (CLDS).
*We would welcome applications from newly qualified Psychologists*
CLDS is a forward thinking, fully integrated health and social care team whose dedicated staff and service providers have recently been award the prestigious accolade of Learning Disability Team of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. We are a well-resourced service, and are passionate about delivering high quality support to adults with global learning disabilities and their networks. We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy and physiotherapy and we pride ourselves on our high levels of collaboration, working alongside social work and specialist support worker teams.
CLDS further provides services to both Camden and non-Camden learners within Alexandra Centre for Further Education, a college facility for young people aged 16 to 25 who present with severe learning disabilities.
We are located beside King's Cross and St Pancras stations and enjoy the benefits of a modern building with many of our day provisions and residential services being a short walk away. We further benefit from an onsite IT department with walk-in clinics.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will work with the clinical service provision within the vibrant and well-established psychology team (consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, trainee psychologists, an assistant psychologist and honorary undergraduate psychology placement students).
The Psychology team provides skilled psychological assessments, including autism diagnostics and complex neuropsychology assessments, and psychosocial interventions including CBT, systemic, PBS and EMDR to adults with learning disabilities in Camden.
The successful candidate will also design, support and implement service development projects. The service works closely with provider organisations and the candidate will be providing assessments and intervention to young adult learners at our Alexandra Centre for Further Education site.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with UCL, RHUL and UEL clinical training courses, and will be able to access the CPD programme provided by the trust's learning and development department, including specialist psychology CPD.
At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.
We have 3 key priorities which are:
Early and Effective Intervention,
Helping People to Live Well
Research and Innovation
The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
We value each other
We are empowered
We keep things simple
We are connected
By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To provide psychological assessments of referred clients, using interview, formal psychometric and other assessment methods as appropriate.- To formulate and devise individualised psychological treatment and management plans for referred clients with a range of problems of severity and complexity, including those with challenging behaviours, and to provide psychological treatment for such clients, using a range of psychological interventions appropriate to the service and the needs of the individual client.- To provide psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals, to assist in the formulation, diagnosis and treatment of clients- To provide reports and communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients.- To liaise with other health and social care staff, from a range of agencies, in the care provided to clients.- To provide professional and clinical supervision to trainees, graduates and undergraduates and psychological therapy staff.- To provide advice, consultation, training and supervision, where appropriate, to other health and social care staff working with the client group.- To propose and develop procedures and policies for service provision within CLDS, taking account of policies for Trust services as a whole and the need to ensure good working practice within London Borough of Camden (LBC, ie the local authority).- To monitor and audit service provision, ensuring practice meets best professional and evidence-based standards.- To liaise with GPs, mental health service managers, other senior clinicians and managers in health, social care and non-public sector (e.g. external care providers, advocacy groups) in delivery and development of psychological therapies
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registration with the HCPC
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 2000) as accredited by the British Psychological Society, or British Psychological Society Statement of Equivalence
- Skills in the use of a range of methods of psychological assessment (including psychometric tests), intervention and management for the full range of problems of severity and complexity presented in adult mental health, including challenging behaviours.
- Ability to form good working relationships within MDT and with other services.
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