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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/12/2019.

Assistant Psychologist

Job Reference: 267-BM2172935

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bucks Adult Mental Health Services
Prospect House, High Wycombe, High Wycombe
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Are you a psychology graduate looking to further your career? Are you enthusiastic, dedicated and hard working? Do you have experience of working in a mental health setting?

We have a large psychological team of qualified, trainee and senior clinicians who are encouraged to cultivate their creativity and passion in their role. We encourage our qualified staff to be involved in the development of Step 2 and Step 3 methods and modes of delivery. We are a centre of innovation, leading in the delivery of a variety of psychological interventions.

We are looking for an Assistant Psychologist to work at Healthy Minds Wellbeing Service, an established Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in Buckinghamshire. The post holder will play an important role in being the first point of contact for patients accessing the service.

This role will also support an NHS Weight Management Service – Weigh Forward Bucks. This involves working alongside a dedicated multidisciplinary team to individuals with a higher Body Mass Index to lose weight through lifestyle change. This role will include the thorough assessment of those wishing to access the service, project organisation, facilitation and evaluation.

If you think that you can bring your own creativity and flexibility and dedication to the Healthy Minds Team and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills then follow the links on this page and we look forward to reading your application soon. . We welcome applicants from the Buckinghamshire area. Being a car driver and having access to a car for work purposes is essential to this post.

Please note that this post may receive an increased number of applications and will close early if the application cap is met.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tom Coates (CBT Therapist & Step 2 Team Lead) - 01865 901 600

Dr Maggie Rayfield (Clinical Psychologist) - 01865 901 600.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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