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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/06/2019.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 378-CK0577

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 HUD Enfield Down - AWA - South Kirklees - 174111
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Band 7/8a Clinical Psychologist advertEnfield Down, Honley and Lyndhurst, Elland

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified ClinicalPsychologist to work inthe Calderdale and Kirklees Rehabilitation and Recovery Service. We are currently in the process of change through an exciting Transformation programme giving the successful candidate the chance to influence how the service develops.


Currently there are two residential units, Lyndhurst in Elland, Calderdale and Enfield Down in Honley Huddersfield. Lyndhurst is a 14 bedded in-patient unit and Enfield Down is a 27 bedded in-patient unit. We provide care and treatment to individuals with a primary diagnosis of psychosis and some with a dual diagnosis of substance misuse. The successful candidate will be a key member of the senior multi-disciplinary team, which also includes occupational therapy and medical and nursing input.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an integral role within the current Service Transformation review which seeks to establish the future model of care for rehabilitation and recovery in Kirklees and Calderdale. In addition the post will involve providing clinical input to the teams, including offering group supervision regarding complex cases; the provision of psychological input to the service users care plans and offering individual assessment, formulation and interventions with service users within a multi-disciplinary context. As a member of the multidisciplinary team you will be involved in: assessment of referrals, including functioning, risks and rehabilitation needs; supporting service user’s transition into the service and onwards into the community; engaging in service development projects. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a specialist interest in Rehabilitation and Recovery who wishes to make a real difference to the clinical team and service users.

We are particularly looking for individuals who are experienced, innovative, flexible and creative who have experience of working with adults with complex psychological problems (including psychosis) in a secondary care mental health setting and are able to work in a solution focused way. You should be committed to working collaboratively with other disciplines to develop and support integrated packages of care.Experience of working with individuals with complex mental health needs in a community or inpatient setting is essential.

We run a preceptorship programme so would be happy to receive applications from band 7 clinical psychologists looking for the opportunity for career development. All applicants should be eligible for chartered status with the BPS and membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology as well as being registered through the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist.

We are a collaborative, committed and supportive BDU with priority being given to practitioners through professional support, clinical supervision, line management and continuing professional development.

We would be happy to further discuss the posts either on the phone, email or in person. For informal enquiries please contact: Chris Nolan, Team Manager on 01484 347715/email or Becky Smith Team Manager on 01422 372808/email. John Price Consultant Adult Psychotherapist / Professional Lead Rehab and Recovery on 01924 316830

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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.

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