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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Job details
Posting date: 17 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £49,349 to £55,562 pa inc of HCAs
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 November 2019
Location: Enfield, EN1 3SY
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 306-ENF308-MG-A

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Summary

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Are you someone with the skills, experience and enthusiasm to help us make a difference to people with learning disabilities in Enfield?

The successful applicant will provide a clinical psychology lead to deliver Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to a group of individuals with learning disabilities and longstanding challenging behaviours. The role will include developing and implementing a PBS pathway for the project in conjunction with the Lead Clinical Psychologist for EILDS, and senior managers. The PBS Project Team comprises of Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Assistant Psychologist and the above post of Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist. In addition to direct clinical work, and supervision of colleagues PBS work within the Project, the post-holder will also work consultatively with service providers to embed PBS into the service cultures, including developing and delivering training to staff teams.

Strong engagement skills and the ability to work creatively in relation to challenging behaviour and complex multi-agency networks are essential. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to evidence-based practice, service development, client and carer participation and utilising outcome measures. The successful applicant must enjoy working with multidisciplinary team colleagues in an integrated health and social care service and have proven skills and experience in leading innovative practice with service providers.

The successful applicant will lead the Project to demonstrably improve the quality of life for each client through the use of PBS and other specialist psychological approaches. It is expected that the project contributes to reductions in care package costs over time through effective use of PBS as identified in EILDS review processes.

The PBS project sits within the wider Enfield Integrated Learning Disabilities Service. The newly appointed Clinical Psychologist will be joining a well-established and vibrant fully integrated and multi-disciplinary service. The service consists of clinical psychologists, social workers, community nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, art therapists, physiotherapists, psychiatrists and a specialist employment service.

The team is based in central Enfield a short walk from the Shopping Precinct and with excellent transport links across the Borough and into London and Hertfordshire. There are good links with the local university training programmes. We support a range of training opportunities and ongoing professional development.

Clinical supervision and managerial support will be provided by the Lead Clinical Psychologist.

Job location/Work base:

  • Integrated Learning Disabilities Service, St Andrew’s Court, 1-4 River Front, Enfield EN1 3SY

For further information, please contact:

Dr Rupa Gone, Lead Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 020 8379 5039

Email: rupa.gone@enfield.gov.uk

Closing date: 11th November 2019

Interview date: 18th November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact:

Dr Rupa Gone, Lead Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 020 8379 5039

Email: rupa.gone@enfield.gov.uk

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