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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/04/2020.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 351-CW764-SW-C

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Clinical Psychologist –Child Learning Disability Service – North Locality.

We are currently seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated clinical psychologist to join a busy and well respected Integrated Learning Disability Service, which covers the Lancashire locality. We are very pleased to be able to offer a senior post, which would be based in the North team. The North post will cover the geographical area of Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a specific clinical lead role in relation to psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with children and young people. You will contribute to the broader aims of the service through joint working, consultation, training, supervision and service development/research.

Service transformation has allowed these and other posts to be reviewed and re-aligned to meet the needs of the service. Consequently, you will be joining the service at an exciting time and helping to influence change going forward. You will benefit from an enthusiastic, hard-working and supportive peer group and will be part of a community of psychological professionals within the Trust and Network.

The post-holder will receive regular supervision and professional support from a clinical psychologist, and contact with regional LD Faculty, is encouraged.

Training and professional development is supported and encouraged and the Trust has close links with all three North West Clinical Psychology Doctorate Courses.

Applications will be welcome from clinical psychologists. However, we would also be happy to consider applications from trainee clinical psychologists in their final year currently due to complete training in 2019.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Emma Hignett, (Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Child Learning Disability Service) on 01254 226482

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