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Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment

Clinical Psychologist, Band 8a – new, Community Learning Disabilities Health Team

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Psychologist to lead the newly commissioned Community Learning Disabilities Psychology Team in the London borough of Hillingdon.

This clinician will provide a psychological service to people with learning disability, lead on the development of the psychology service and collaborate on the wider service initiatives in conjunction with the Team Manager and Head of Psychology. The team will be based in the Civic Centre, working in close collaboration with Local Authority colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist who can demonstrate a desire to 'make the difference' for those with a learning disability, with behavior that challenges, and/or episodes of mental illness.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
The post holder will have significant post-qualification clinical experience and desirably in the field of learning disability.

You will be required to provide psychological assessment, formulation plans and therapy to adults with learning disabilities, and will also offer advice and consultation to non-psychologist colleagues and to non-professional carers.

This post is for 25hpw, flexible working

Interviews will be held on the 8th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Robin Betts on  ( Phone number removed )  ( Email address removed )

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

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