Senior Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
L7F9 L2011 Inpatient Psychology (S)
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
28/02/2018 23:59

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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

Salary: Band 8a (AFC)

Hours: 1.0 WTE, 37.5hours

Location: Guild Lodge Secure Services Acquired Brain Injury Services.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior HCPC registered, specialist Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist with at least 2 years post qualification experience to work in our Secure Inpatient Acquired Brain Injury Services.

Guild Lodge Secure Acquired Brain Injury Services provide assessment and rehabilitation to male service users with acquired brain injury within inpatient medium secure, low secure and step down ward environments.

The post-holder will work within the Acquired Brain Injury Psychology team comprising of 1 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist working in Neuropsychology, 1 Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, 1 Assistant Psychologist and 2 Associate Practitioners. This post also forms part of the well-established wider Psychological Services Team in Guild Lodge, Specialist Services.

The successful candidate will be working with people with neurological conditions who present with a range of clinical needs and risk behaviours including forensic needs and who have been assessed as requiring specialist secure care. Working alongside other members of the Acquired Brain Injury Psychology team they will play a key role in providing highly specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessments of service users' needs, rehabilitation planning and formulation of risk behaviours. They will deliver evidence based psychological interventions addressing core areas of identified psychological needs including behavioral management, offending behavior programmes (individual and group) and interventions addressing experiences of mental distress. They will also contribute to the development of the psychological knowledge and skills of the wider multi-disciplinary workforce through consultation, joint working, training and supervision of other professionals.

We are looking for someone with previous clinical experience of neuropsychological assessment and of working in a relevant area to inpatient or secure services. Suitable candidates for this post will have doctorate level training in Clinical Psychology and experience of working effectively with multi-disciplinary teams. The post would particularly suit someone who enjoys working with varied client groups, providing consultation and teaching to other health professionals and contributing to service development. All applicants should have a commitment to working in genuine collaboration with service users and colleagues and the ability to work effectively, and reflectively, in environments which involve a range of clinical, professional, ethical and personal challenges and opportunities.

We are able to provide excellent opportunities for CPD, professional support and supervision and have good links with the North West clinical psychology training courses.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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