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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8b

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Clinical Psychologist
Band 8b
Full and part time hours available
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East Suffolk
£49,242 - £59,964 gross per annum
23/12/2018 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a keen interest in working with adults with learning disabilities. You will be based within our learning disability pathway, within our Integrated Delivery Team (IDT), in East Suffolk. The learning disability pathway works with adults over the age of 18 who have a learning disability and a mental health problem or challenging behaviour.

You will need to have good leadership skills, be able to influence governance and service development, as well as provide assessment / formulation, individual therapy, neuropsychological assessments, and interventions with carers and families. 

You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team participating in regular team meetings, and will provide consultation and support team formulations across the wide range of professionals within the learning disability pathway.

Whilst working within a specific pathway you will have opportunities for close collaboration with colleagues from other pathways, disciplines and clinical backgrounds within the Integrated Delivery Team. You will also have the opportunity to meet up with other psychologists working within other Learning Disability pathways across Suffolk.

We are a collaborative, committed and supportive service with well established arrangements for supervision. We have strong links with the University of East Anglia and regularly provide supervision for clinical placements. Research interests are encouraged and supported, as is CPD.

Hours are flexible up to 5 days a week or job share/part time hours will be considered


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are due to be held 9th January 2019 (subject to change).

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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

Lorraine Parkinson, Team Manager or Dr Eleanor Ritson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 01473 341100

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431