Assistant Psychologist | Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 23 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £29,460 - £31,909 pro rata inc
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 May 2024
Location: London, SE18 6HQ
Company: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6249762/277-6249762-ALD

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The Fun and Fitness programme is an innovative approach to supporting adults with learning disabilities towards a more active and healthy lifestyle. Since 2021 around 200 service users have accessed the project in which people with learning disabilities are supported to access exercise groups offered in an enjoyable, social setting. The project which is delivered as part of a partnership between Oxleas, Royal Borough of Greenwich and Better leisure provider has been shown to support statistically significant improvements in the physical and mental health of participants. Fun and Fitness has been developed in partnership with service users and was shortlisted for the 2023 Health Service Journal's Learning Disability Development of the Year. The current programme includes core exercise groups, advanced groups in which members are taught how to use gym equipment and a swimming group.

The current post holder has also gained a wealth of other clinical experience related to assessing and responding to the clinical needs of adults with learning disabilities whilst in post. Whilst the current post is advertised for 15 hours per week, there may be opportunities to increase the number of hours).

We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic team member with either a psychology degree or an appropriate NVQ Level 4 qualification to contribute to this exciting project and the work of the service more generally.

The post involves supporting the Fun and Fitness programme via:
• Maintaining communication with group members and carers.
• Being available to support group members before, during and after groups.
• Gathering and analysing data related to the impact of the groups.
• Liaising with partner organisations to continue to develop and expand the programme (there are plans for for specialist groups for individuals' with highly complex needs, a football group and a multi sports group).

See attached Job Description for full information.

Greenwich CLDT is a friendly, busy and thriving multi-disciplinary service, in which Oxleas health professionals work alongside Royal Borough of Greenwich social care staff to offer highly person centred care to adults with learning disabilities. The staff team is extremely warm, caring and nurturing to colleagues joining the service. It is a culturally diverse team in which we value and celebrate the differences between team members. We welcome applications from individuals from BAME/Global majority backgrounds to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities with whom we work. Greenwich CLDT is also notable for its well established and attended "Antidiscrimination Forum", that offers colleagues to learn from each others' experience and to reflect on issues of social justice together.

We are based in the Woolwich Centre which has excellent transport links including the DLR, Elizabeth Line and National Rail.

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
• We’re Kind
• We’re Fair
• We Listen
• We Care

For further information please contact Dr Joel Parker, 07342086923, or see attached job description.

Oxleas is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We recognise our responsibility to ensure that safe working systems are in place for staff working with children, adults and families in their care.

Please note that for some occupations we receive a high amount of applications and where this is evident the post will be closed and we will put a limit on the number of applications that we are able to receive.

If you do not hear anything within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note all communication will be via e-mail so please can you ensure that you regularly check your e-mails. There is a possibility that if you have set filters on your incoming messages that this message could be delivered to your junk mail. It would be helpful if you could enable your settings so that messages sent are directly received to your inbox.

Unfortunately the Trust will not be responsible for any correspondence which has not been received/read in light of the above.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities promoting diversity, developing supporting policies and operates a variety of flexible working arrangements.

This advert closes on Sunday 5 May 2024

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