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.
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The Central North Adult Community Teams are seeking an experienced and motivated clinical psychologist to take on the 8b Lead Psychologist role for the area. The job will involve managing referrals for psychological assessments and therapy, liaising with the community team managers and deputy service manager around the day to day running of the service, line managing the psychology team and offering clinical supervision.
You will also be expected to hold a case load and to assist with triaging initial referrals into the teams. The psychology team is made up of 8a Psychologist, Band 7 Psychological Therapists and a Band 4 Assistant Psychologist. We have close links with the UEA doctoral training programme and often have trainees on placement in the department. The team is based at The Peddars Centre, Hellesdon Hospital. Experience of working clinically with complex adult mental health difficulties and in offering supervision to others is essential. The role will involve opportunities to be involved in service development and opportunities for specialist clinical supervision and training are available locally.
Norfolk is a great place to live. Norwich is a vibrant city, the first UNESCO City of Literature and with an excellent range of shopping, cultural activities and entertainment. Norfolk has easy access to beautiful coastline and the Broads National Park.
This post requires registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
Benefits included with this role are:-
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
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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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Dr Melanie White (Clinical Psychologist) or Peter King (Deputy Service Manager) on 01603-421-576.
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