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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-104573-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Older People's Mental Health
Frimley, Aldershot, Fleet, Camberley, Farnham
£40,681 - £46,294 inc Frindge HCAS

Clinical Psychologist within the Intensive Support Team, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 2.5 or 3 days (18.75 – 22.5 hours) based within the Surrey Heath and NE Hants & Farnham CMHTOPs (team bases in Frimley, Surrey and Aldershot, Hampshire)

  • Would you like to be part of an innovative team that has been shortlisted for the Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘Team of the Year’ award in 2019-2020?
  • Are you keen to gain specialist skills in the field of Positive Behaviour Support and behaviours that challenge?
  • Do you want to develop your supervision and clinical leadership skills?
  • If you are looking for a new challenge, please see below for more information about this exciting opportunity!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative qualified Clinical Psychologist to provide high quality services to people with dementia who are displaying behaviours that challenge within care homes.

This is a 0.5 or 0.6 WTE (18.75 - 22.5 hours per week) permanent post and applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified candidates.

This exciting role will involve working with a degree of autonomy in conducting detailed assessments, formulations, therapeutic interventions and neuropsychological assessments for older people with dementia and complex behaviours that challenge.

Under supervision, you will also support the development of Care Home Pathway services within the Frimley ICS region (which includes two CMHTOPs that both have a dedicated Care Home Pathway function).

Supervision and training opportunities

The post holder will be professionally supervised by a Senior Clinical Psychologist as well as receiving line management supervision from the IST Lead. In addition, you will be able to access neuropsychology group supervision from a Clinical Neuropsychologist and peer supervision spaces arranged within the department.

You will be joining an active department of approximately 18 qualified Psychologists who connect regularly to share experiences, campaign for the rights of older people and shape local services. We have strong links with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme at the University of Surrey, as well as our Trust’s Research & Development team.

You will be well supported within the psychology department, where Continuing Professional Development and staff support are highly valued. There will also be opportunities for you to meet regularly with other Psychologists across the Trust for CPD events and service development/transformation projects.

Additional information

Please note that we have other part-time posts within the OP psychology department (both within community and inpatient services) that can be paired with this position if you are seeking full-time hours.As a Trust, we support flexible working and are happy to explore your preferences for desired hours/working patterns at interview.

Any job offer will be dependent on HCPC registration and we require successful applicants to have a UK driving licence and access to a car for work-related purposes.

If you would like more information, please contact Dr Katy Lee (IST Lead and Principal Clinical Psychologist)

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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