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Assistant Practitioner

Job Description

This post is based at - Four Winds, Market Weighton Road, Driffield. YO25 9LH.

We have some exciting opportunities for Assistant Psychologists to join the Learning Disability Service in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. These posts are on a fixed-term contract of 12 months.

The successful candidates will be joining a well-established and friendly team of qualified psychologists who work within two multidisciplinary Community Teams for Learning Disabilities. Under the supervision of the Clinical Psychologists, the post holders will provide support to the team in completing assessments (including assessments of learning disability and dementia) and therapeutic interventions, as well as supporting the psychologists in providing training for staff and completing audits.

We are seeking enthusiastic, self-reliant and motivated Assistant Psychologists who enjoy working within the context of a strong multi-disciplinary team. In order to apply you should have a degree in Psychology and experience of working with people with people with a learning disability, autism, mental health problems, and/or behaviours which challenge services.

You will be a car owner/driver and hold a current driving license, unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

***Please note this advert will be closed when sufficient applications have been received***

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

For informal enquires, or to arrange a visit, please contact Alex Holmes, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on  ( Phone number removed ) . Please do not ring this number for application packages.

Please note that if there is a high volume of applications received we reserve the right to close this advert one week after it has opened.

For those wishing to apply for the post on Secondment they must obtain their managers permission to do so before applying.

The ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.

You will also be asked to prove your Right to Work in the UK and complete Identification checks.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate. Please note that this check will be charged for.

Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

“Humber NHS Foundation Trust is positive about receiving applications from people with personal experience of mental illness and has mechanisms in place to support and guide potential job applicants”. Please see ‘Positive Assets’ link below for more information.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, the Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to the Trust’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

Please Note:

  • If you are successfully shortlisted we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from. Please ensure you check your emails regularly.

  • Successful Applicants will be able to express their interest in obtaining an additional bank post.

  • Unsuccessful Applicants, who meet the interview threshold but are not appointed to a substantive post, may be offered a Trust Bank Contract.

  • For Healthcare Assistant Posts: To enable you to understand and carry out your role safely and effectively, as of January 2016, all staff in Healthcare Support roles will be required to undertake the Care Certificate. You will be automatically enrolled and this generally will cover the first 12 weeks from your starting date. If you have completed the Care Certificate or have acquired suitable other Health and Social Care qualifications prior to joining HFT, then you may be exempt from undertaking this.

All posts are restricted to Humber NHS Foundation Trust ‘At Risk’ employees in the first instance, followed by those affected by change who are currently employed within the organisation. If the post has not been appointed to external applicants will be considered.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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