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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist - Devizes

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Part time 22.5 hours per week
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The Daisy Unit
From £44,606 per annum, pro rata
25/08/2019 23:59

The Daisy Unit is looking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced Clinical Psychologist to join the team. You would have the opportunity to take a leadership role within an inpatient staff team providing care to residents who have complex health needs including learning disabilities, autism, behaviours that challenge and trauma. This is an exciting role that will involve the provision of psychological interventions and psychological working within the unit. The core components of the role include working with a dedicated staff team to meet the needs of the five residents, to continue to embed the Positive Behaviour Support Model within the team and support the families of the residents. You would have the opportunity to lead a small team of Psychology Assistants in the provision of specialist individual psychological interventions, work with families/friends and to provide psychological expertise within the staff team. You would be taking a lead role in developing communication and dissemination of psychological knowledge to the staff team and the development of a psychologically informed environment.

You will be enthusiastic and highly motivated to provide a good quality, evidence based psychological service within a dynamic environment, with experience of systemic working. You work be expected to have experience of supporting and providing leadership within the completion of projects or other clinical based initiatives, for example implementing psychologically informed working within complex systems. You would be expected to have excellent communication skills and to work to embed psychological ways of working within the system and to work closely with families/friends to provide specialist interventions and support as required.

We can offer opportunities to develop your specialist clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision. The service values strong multidisciplinary working, clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development. You must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification.

Please ensure you read the job description and key local information sheet, which detail more specifically the requirements of the role.

We would welcome visits prior to the interview.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Dr Emma Griffith (Head of Therapies for Specialised Services) on 07584 226350

Rachel Heron (Clinical Lead for Specialised Services) Tel 07827 283813

or via Donna Ensor (PA to the Senior Management Team) on 0117 3546311