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Job summary

Main area
Learning Disabilities Service
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
333-D-MK-LD-0004
Employer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Currier Drive, Neath Hill
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£22,128 - £28,746 pa inc
Closing
26/07/2018 23:59
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Assistant Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 5

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST OFFERS A GENEROUS RELOCATION PACKAGE TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES - SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT 

BAND 5 CLINICAL STAFF RECRUITED TO BRENT, CAMDEN AND SURREY ATTRACT RELOCATION SUPPORT VIA BENIVO - SEE ATTACHED PDF

Assistant Psychologist

The Joint(health and social care) Learning Disabilities Service is credited with its person centred and innovative ways of working. As part of the Learning Disabilities Transformation programme, the Service has delivered new models in the provision of short breaks and day opportunities and increase the uptake of direct payments so people can exercise choice and have control of their lives.

Nationally, the Service is delivering on the priorities within the Transforming care Programme with passion in preventing people from going into hospital and supporting the discharge of people who had been in hospital for a long time in supported living environments.

In our quest to continue to support people with behaviours of concern in a more effective outcome focussed way, we are embarking on a strategy to deliver Positive Behaviour Support across the local health and social care economy.

The ideal candidate will among others be:

  • Able to complete functional assessments and behaviour support plans
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities who have behaviours of concern and or autism.
  • Previous clinical or research experience in the field of psychology
  • Able to evaluate the quality of assessments and behaviour support plans

We can offer you:

  • Regular clinical and professional supervision
  • Annual appraisal, personal development including undertaking audits, research and project work
  • Being part of a vibrant and passionate multi-disciplinary Team working alongside, clinical psychology, LD nurse, Psychiatrist, SALT,OT, Physiotherapy, Community Access Workers and Social Workers.

 

 

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Gerhard Fritz – Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 01908253001 or email Gerhard.Frtiz@milton-keynes.gov.uk.