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
JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed. YOUR APPLICATION It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.
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Suffolk Perinatal Mental Health Service
The Perinatal Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary mental health service for pregnant and postnatal women with severe and complex mental illness. Women who are registered with a GP in Suffolk and those having their maternity care at Ipswich Hospital or West Suffolk Hospital can be referred and women can be referred from preconception until the end of the sixth postnatal month.
NSFT has been granted additional funding to expand our team of professionals focused on the delivery of this important intervention to include those with moderate mental illness
Our service works collaboratively with women, their families and other professionals, to plan care for pregnancy and the postpartum period. We work in partnership with maternity services, children and families social services, primary care and with other mental health services.
Are you confident in taking the lead when faced with issues?
Do you work well with people and teams?
Have you got experience of within a mental health environment?
If you have said yes to these questions we have the right opportunity for you to develop your career …
Clinical Psychologist (8a)
Working alongside our established team we would welcome applications from experienced Clinical Psychologists who can demonstrate a commitment and passion for working in this field. Your role will include a mixture of a direct clinical work, groups, consultation, supervision, training and evaluation, to ensure the team has the widest possible impact.
We want you to provide a specialist clinical psychology assessment of individuals, carers and families referred to the perinatal team, using and interpreting complex psychological data from a variety of sources. You will also be responsible for supporting and developing team formulation and the implementation of a range of psychological interventions for service users, and, where appropriate, carers and families.
You will need to make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes and provide specialist clinical psychology expertise, knowledge, advice and guidance to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care.
You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team which includes a psychiatrist and nurses, you will be suitably qualified and registered with the relevant professional body and be able to demonstrate your levels of knowledge and experience. Your ability to communicate at all levels will be essential.
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.
Suffolk is a county with a lively mix of vibrant towns and beautiful countryside, and the ideal place to live and work. Quality of life is high, with low crime, excellent social and natural resources and a strong economy. It is an environment where families and individuals thrive. There are excellent rail and road links into East Anglia and to London.
Benefits included with this role are:-
Interviews will be held 11th December, although this date may be subject to change
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.
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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Kris Panvalkar on 01284 719725
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