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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/05/2022.

Clinical Psychologist Principal

Job Reference: 348-PSE-I-766E

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Havant, Hayling & Waterlooville CMHT - OPMH
£40,057 to £53,219 pa based on full time hours

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

BAND 8a Full time or BAND 7 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST Preceptorship opportunity


Are you passionate about older people and their mental health?

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist at Band 8a or at Band 7 with preceptorship opportunity. The candidate will have real enthusiasm to work with Older People with complex mental health difficulties.

The successful candidate will be based at Havant Health Centre and cover a geographical area from Hayling Island to Bordon in conjunction with a colleague. The service provides care to older people with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, personality disorder and psychosis, as well as for people with dementia and their carers.  A flexible approach to working practices is required to enable the service to meet the needs of the served population.

The responsibilities will include the provision of psychological assessment including neuropsychology and therapy to older people living in the community and to be a source of consultation, supervision and advice to the multi-disciplinary team and other mental health professionals on psychological issues. A prime aim is to enhance the psychological mindedness of the MDT and promote the delivery of evidenced based psychological practice.

Havant is in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Division of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.  There are currently 7 other Clinical Psychologists working with older people in the Trust.  Regular clinical supervision will be provided, and we also meet monthly as a group for neuropsychological supervision. There are close working relationships with Adult Mental Health Services and the University of Southampton, which is the base for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Course and the opportunity to supervise trainees.  There are opportunities to be involved in teaching Trainee Clinical Psychologists and for collaboration with other professionals and academic staff and participation in research.

The post can be appointed at 8a or as a preceptorship towards an 8a role for the right applicant wishing to develop from a band 7, role and responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly.

For further information, please do contact: Ros Butters-Moule Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist OPMH on 07769688548

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