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Assistant Clinical Psychologist

West London NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic Assistant Clinical psychologist to join our dynamic psychological services team within the Ealing community team for people with learning disabilities (CTPLD).

Ealing CTPLD is a multidisciplinary community team with a focus on family centred outcomes and wider systemic change. We have a strong interest in helping to influence the lives of people with learning disabilities through PBS, systemic and narrative ways of working.

There is opportunity for joint working alongside a range of professionals to deliver holistic support to people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. This post offers excellent opportunities for experience and personal development as there are three qualified psychologists within the team. We would prefer candidates who can demonstrate knowledge, experience and an interest in supporting people with learning disability.

The post is full time fixed term (12 months)

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of clients referred to the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD).

  • To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a client's problems, in both community and residential settings.

  • To assist in the co-ordination and running of therapeutic groups.

  • To provide administrative support to ensure the day to day functioning of the psychological services team within CTPLD.

  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team's operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.

  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

  • In order to fulfil the above responsibilities, the candidate will work under the supervision of a qualified practitioner psychologist, in accordance with professional practice guidelines.

  • About us

    Ealing Community Team for People with Learning Disability is comprised of a dynamic and passionate multi-disciplinary group of professionals. Our team puts people with learning disabilities at the centre of our thinking. We are dedicated to co-producing psychological initiatives and interventions alongside people with learning disabilities and their families.

    West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental and physical health, community and social care in the UK.

    Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

    We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

    We arerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

    We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    For further details regarding the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • An upper second-class honours degree or higher
    • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
    Experience Essential
    • Work with people with learning disabilities. (including paid work in direct care provision).
    • Experience in working with people with LD who have a diagnosis of ASD
    • Experience in working with people with LD who have present with challenging needs
    Knowledge Essential
    • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with learning disability
    • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to a statutory service delivery context.
    • An understanding of psychology applied to health care.
    • An understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Process
    Skills Essential
    • Higher-level communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere by be highly emotive.
    • High standard of report writing.
    • Computer skills to include databases and data analysis (SPSS for Windows is useful).
    • Ability to communicate sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues in a way that addresses psychological resistance
    • An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines.
    • An ability to interact with people with learning disability.
    • Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals.
    • An interest in working with people with disabilities
    • Ability to accept and use supervision appropriately and effectively.

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