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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/02/2020.

Trainee Clinical Associate Psychologist

Job Reference: 457-20-010-PY

Employer:
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
MH Community Transformation
Location:
Sheffield
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa (dependent on experience)

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.


This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience, training and a formal qualification in applied psychology. The successful candidate will complete a funded one-year MSc Clinical Associate Psychology and end point assessment with the University of Sheffield and complete a training placement with Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust (SHSC). They will be employed by SHSC NHS Trust, delivering psychological assessments and evidence based interventions within the Community Transformation programme of work.

Description of the service/programme:

Sheffield is a national trailblazer site for delivering a new place-based community mental health service for adults and older adults. The two-year programme is a partnership between SHSC, Primary Care Sheffield and NHS Sheffield CCG and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE). It will focus on developing a primary care and community based support service with improved access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, personalised and trauma-informed care and medicine management.

If you are flexible, adaptable and would like to work in partnership to support people with complex mental health problems close to their home, this is an exciting opportunity to trial a new network-based multidisciplinary service across health and social care. Your work will be aligned with primary care networks and directly linked with a developed voluntary and community sector.

You will be part of a team in one or more Primary Care Networks delivering Care, Support and Treatment approach to improve care for adults with severe mental illness, including eating disorders and complex mental health difficulties associated with a diagnosis of “personality disorder”.

Description of the Team/responsibilities/duties of the role:

The successful candidate will work within a new multi-disciplinary team of GPs, primary care, mental health physical health and VCSE. The role will be hosted by a Primary Care Network at GP/ and community centres.

The new model of working aims to promote cohesion and avoid fragmentation and multiple handover between teams. Depending on the population needs of particular Primary Care Networks, postholders will work with adults and older adults with severe mental illness, with co-existing physical health needs or substance misuse. You will have access to supervision and support from senior clinicians with specialist expertise with these populations.

The successful candidate will provide evidence-based psychological interventions to people with severe mental illness, including complex needs associated with personality disorder. The post holder will be required to undertake assessments, deliver individual and group interventions. They will also receive regular clinical supervision from Clinical Psychologists.

Essential/Desirable Requirements of the Post Holder

We are looking for candidates with a GBC eligible Psychology degree (2:1 or above; if 2.2 also hold a relevant postgraduate qualification), and a desire to work with people with complex needs within a multi-disciplinary team addressing physical, social and psychological needs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a real commitment and compassion for working in this post and with this client group across a diverse population.

Wereservetherightto withdraw this advertisement at any time depending on application volumes; therefore an early submission of application is encouraged.

 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check, currently up to £48.23, must be met by the successful applicant.

For further information please find the attached summary of the programme of work. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by interview panel members and will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to the role prior to interview.

Post Ref:457-20-010-PY

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  • Closing Date: 23rd February 2020 or earlier if sufficient applications are received

  • Interview Dates: 24th March 2020 and 25th March 2020

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SHSC values are core to our people’s behaviours, the six values are; Respect – we listen to other, valuing their views and contributions, Compassion – we show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe, Partnership – we engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration, Accountability – We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes, Fairness – we ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services, Ambition – we are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

 




Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.



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