Assistant Psychologist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Full Time
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The Homeless Vulnerability Service - next steps project. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team to offer psychological based intervention to our client group under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist.

We are an all vulnerability service offering mental heath and mental well being brief intervention.

Many individuals who have experienced homelessness and rough sleeping have also experienced issues with their mental health and wellbeing.

The Homeless Vulnerability Liaison Service (CPFT), Adult Social Care, Pentreath Ltd, Rethink Mental Illness, Cornwall Mind and Safer Futures will work together to provide mental health and social wellbeing support to help individuals to develop the resilience, resources and skills they need to transition out of homelessness and remain in accommodation.

We will provide information, advice and guidance as well as support to achieve identified goals to include:
  • Specialist assessment of mental health and social wellbeing
  • Development of skills to self-manage mental health.
  • Signpost to other statutory and third sector organisations for support not provided by the programme as identified on an individual basis.
  • Reduce isolation and establish solutions for sustainable social inclusion.
  • Support individuals to move towards training and employment.

The successful applicate will be subject to police vetting.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the provision of a specialist Assessment, support and treatment service for those currently rough sleeping or within homeless accommodation under the supervision of a Forensic Clinical Psychologist and /or Clinical Psychologist.To offer support to other health and homelessness organisations staff and members of the centre for mental health and justice to develop their psychological understanding of the client group. To assist managing referrals, assessments, formulations and interventions alongside other team members under the supervision of a Forensic and / or ClinicalPsychologist within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.To contribute to the effectiveness of service delivery. To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, and development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.To be involved in direct clinical contact providing appropriate psychological interventions with the caseload working closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team.To ensure quality care is delivered to meet specialist needs and this may include visiting the client group in community, hospital or residential settings outside of Cornwall.

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 essential Essential
  • Psychology bachelors degree or higher.
  • 1 year clinical experience
  • experience of working with those who have psychological trauma
  • experience of working with those with substance misuse.
essential Essential
  • 1 years clinical experience
  • experiences of working within homeless services

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