Clinical Psychologist

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
16 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Older Adults Psychology Service
Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist, Fixed Term, up to 12 months

Location:Edmund Road & community/Primary Care

Hours:22.5 hours (fixed term, up to 12 months)

Salary:Band 7 £37,570 - £43,772 pa (dependent on experience)

Post Ref:457-19-051-PY

We have an opportunity available to join our team on a temporary basis.

This is a great opportunity for you if you are enthusiastic about developing your skills with older adults as a member of a supportive and cohesive group of psychologists. You will be able to access excellent supervision and peer support.

The post holder will provide sessions into community based mental health services which cover the whole of Sheffield. Our service was recently rated "Outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission. These services include CMHT's for Older Adults, Older Adult Home Treatment Teams and the successful candidate would be expected to work across all these teams according to need. Whilst the post-holder will be linked to the North OA CMHT, there is an expectation that they will work across all the community services. There may be an expectation from services to work flexible hours.

There is potential for additional sessions available to support our developing integrated primary and community mental health service which will support adults and older adults with complex mental health problems. We anticipate our team developing so that we can offer CBTp structured clinical management, communication and interaction training to support our Ageing Well strategy.

Members of the Older Adults Service work with a wide range of clients in CMHT's, Memory Management Service, and In-patient units, Intermediate Care, Stroke, and general hospital older people's services.

We have expertise in neuropsychology and rehabilitation, CBT and other therapy approaches with older adults and have a lively and supportive programme of peer and individual supervision and support, and continuing professional development.

The post holder will need to travel between geographically dispersed service bases and will be required to make home visits.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:
  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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