Assistant Psychologist | Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Job details
Posting date: 17 September 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £21,089 - £23,761 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 October 2019
Location: Dartford, DA2 6PB
Company: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1921019/380-JD005

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A full time Band 4 graduate assistant psychologists are required to join a newly developed Community Forensic Outreach Team (FOrT) for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). The post involves supporting psychologists and a multi disciplinary team with assessment, intervention and consultation, focused on supporting patients discharged from hospital to re-integrate into the community, and also more proactive work identifying risky clients in the community and preventing future admissions. Part of the role involves providing a service to a five bedded community step down supported living service, Sutton End, near Maidstone in Kent, which supports service users with learning disabilities and complex forensic needs following discharge from hospital. The post will involve working closely with other agencies, including Community services and the Criminal Justice System. The service has been commissioned as part of the Transforming Care agenda.

KMPT low secure forensic services received a CQC rating of outstanding in 2019, and a 2018 RCP Low Secure Quality Network review gave the service a rating of 96%, indicating a very high quality service. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic team that demand high levels of excellence in clinical practice. There are good links to local clinical and forensic psychology training programmes.

Service Management will be based within LD forensic inpatient services in Dartford, and the successful appplicant may also be required to complete work within these in patient services as part of their role.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner. The post will cover the whole of Kent, involve remote / virtual working, and hot desking in hubs in East and West Kent. Current driving license and own transport essential.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service

This advert closes on Tuesday 1 Oct 2019

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