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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/02/2019.

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Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 369-A-19-42155

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Psychology in a dementia service
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The Bristol Dementia Well-being Service is a partnership between Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Alzheimer’s Society delivering a service across Bristol for people living with dementia and their families. This is a relatively new service providing seamless support from diagnosis to end of life, helping people to live as well as possible,for as long as possible, in their own community. There is also a focus on increasing public awareness of dementia and improving access for hard-to-reach communities.

We are looking to recruit a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to an exciting new part-time (3 days per week) post. You will help to ensure that the whole team provides a high quality psychologically-informed service. Working closely with the care home liaison and community teams, you will provide specialist clinical input including assessments, formulating with service users, families and care staff, and providing brief interventions. Another key aspect of the role will be supporting colleagues through consultation, supervision and joint visits.

The successful applicant will join an exciting and innovative service which provides excellent opportunities to contribute to a range of service development projects and promote psychological approaches in all aspects of service delivery. Additional job roles will likely include facilitating staff training, reflective practice sessions and promoting staff wellbeing. To thrive in this large and constantly evolving service you will need to be flexible and dynamic in your work, highly organised, a skilled communicator, and kind. We are in need of someone with strong clinical and professional skills with a commitment to work hard with people referred to the service and contribute to the knowledge base of the team as a whole.

You would be joining a small psychology team consisting of a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist, and you will be required to provide clinical supervision to our Assistant Psychologist(s). The role may necessitate working extended hours at times and will be flexible to work across the city of Bristol as required.

This service provides all staff with opportunities for excellent training and development, supervision and appraisal and not least to make a significant positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr David Woodstoke, Psychology Lead on 0117 904 5150.

Closing date: 08/02/2019

Interview date: 22/02/2019

Application supporting information

Prior to paper shortlisting, you will be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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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.

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