We are the largest provider of NHS services across the County of Cumbria. Around 3500 staff operate 60 community and mental health services from over 20 main sites and many other premises shared with other health or community services such as GP surgeries. In any one year we see around one fifth of the population providing health care services to people in Cumbria, from newborn babies to care of the frail and elderly. Our services are organised into care groups, designed to put clinicians in control of decision making with patients and carers so that services are run by experts in the clinical area.
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a vacancy for a full time (37.5 hours per week), band 4 Assistant Psychologist to work for 12 months within a Transforming Care Project involving the Community Learning Disabilities Team within Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Adult Social Care and North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group. Due to the rural nature of the area, the successful candidate must be able to travel independently of public transport.
The post offers experiences of working with adults who have learning disabilities across a number of different settings, including in-patient settings, day services, residential homes and supported living environments. It is expected that the successful candidate will support the work of the Transforming Care Project to prevent admission to hospital and facilitate discharge for those in hospital.
The successful candidate will support the team through observations, assessment, including psychometrics, direct work and supporting staff teams as appropriate.The post holder will work alongside Registered Nurses, Doctors and Allied Health Professionals, working within a multi-disciplinary framework which includes individuals, families, carers, social care and commissioning. The post holder will engage collaboratively with a wide range of providers. They will be committed to delivering a quality service and contribute to developments, in order to best support people in their local communities. In addition there will be opportunities to become involved in literature reviews and audit projects.
We have close links with our local Clinical Psychology Training Programme and there are opportunities within Cumbria for peer support for those in Assistant Psychologist posts.
The post is to work across the north of Cumbria, bases are situated at Carleton Clinic, Carlisle and Lillyhall, Workington.
The post covers a large geographical area so it is essential that all applicants can drive and have access to a car.
Our service is committed to regular supervision and opportunities to develop areas of clinical interest are encouraged.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:
Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as a one off payment or over 3months at £10 a month
Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as one off payment or £15 deduction from 1st months salary, £11 deduction from salary over following 3 months.
As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK CPFT future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availability
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We welcome your feedback via NHS jobs to how we can improve our recruitment service and we hope to see you working for us soon.
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.