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!
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At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and we promote physical health, strong relationships and a balance between treatment and continuing an active life.
With around 4,000 staff, we are one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. Through the provision and co-ordination of cost-effective, high-quality services, with a commitment to research and innovation, we are striving to become a national leader in mental health, wellbeing and whole life care.
This vacancy represents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join a well-established male Low Secure Unit (LSU) in Ipswich which delivers multi-disciplinary, comprehensive services to adults with mental health issues who are under a Section of the Mental Health Act (1983) and who present with risk and/or offending behaviours.
NSFT Secure Services are rated “Good” by the CQC and we are proud of the collaborative, caring and recovery oriented service we provide. The LSU is part of the wider NSFT Secure Services which include a male Low and Medium Secure and a Women’s Secure inpatient Service, Community Forensic Services, Court Liaison and Diversion services and personality disorder services provided at HMP Wayland. The breadth of our services represents an opportunity to be part of a larger psychology team and to share practice and experience within a friendly and supportive team.
The service has links to the UEA Clinical Psychology Training course and offers placements and teaching to Clinical Psychologists in Training.
We are seeking to permanently appoint an 8a Clinical Psychologist to work in the inpatient male LSU unit based at Foxhall House (Ipswich).
We will consider applications from last year DclinPsy candidates who demonstrate they have suitable skills.
NSFT is committed to Service User and Carer involvement in the design and review of Service provision. The successful candidate would be expected to hold this principle in the centre of their work ethic.
All correspondence regarding short-listing, invite to interview and references will be done via e-mail. Please ensure that you regularly check your e-mails and that you provide an e-mail address for each referee.
To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!
NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.
CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
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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