Principal Clinical Psychologist | Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £58,972 - £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Rotherham, S61 1HE
Company: Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6299861/376-RCCG-0127

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The post holder will join the Children's Care Group and support the Learning Disability Pathway across Rotherham and Doncaster CAMHS and will have support and access to a well-established psychology structure across the directorate.

The service provides person centred support to people with learning disabilities across the full spectrum and who may also experience comorbid mental health difficulties, distress behaviour and/ or autism. The service offers a full multidisciplinary approach and this post will be integral to the team; consisting of psychiatry, senior community nurses, occupational therapy and more. The post holder will work across a number of settings and with a range of complexities

The Psychologist will make a significant impact on the ability and capacity of the team to deliver improved care and treatment outcomes for people with a learning disability, through assessing the development needs of team members, providing training, supervision and consultation in psychological skills and risk management. They will be a key part of building resilience in the team through psychological understanding and compassion.

Please see attached job advert to read more.
• Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care
to clients with highly complex and contentious mental health conditions or learning disabilities
which include challenging behaviours and possible risk of physical aggression.
• To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.
• To provide clinical supervision and training to less experienced colleagues within the
designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.
• To undertake formal research as a major part of the job and act as field supervisor to
doctorate trainees.
• To be proactive in continual service improvement within own area.
• To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.
• To promote at all times a positive image of the service and the wider Trust.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) employ around 3700 talented colleagues who are very much appreciated, valued, and respected.

We have a wide portfolio which includes mental health, physical health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services.

We are passionate about enhancing the quality of our service and we work hard to attract and select the right colleagues for our organisation. Our goal is to employ those who share our passion for providing first class care while remaining committed to our vision and values.

To find out more about working for RDaSH and the fantastic benefits we offer visit our website:

Please view the attached job description and person specification to view the full details about the role

This advert closes on Monday 3 Jun 2024

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