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Assistant Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed Term 18 months
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Havering Memory Service
£23,023 - £29,608 pa (plus HCAS)
22/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Assistant Psychologist - Havering Memory Service.

Please note that all applicants should explain why they may be suitable candidates for the post in the first paragraph of the Supporting Information section of the application, failing which their application may be rejected outright.

The post holder would need to have a BSc degree in Psychology with BPS graduate basis for registration. There is an expectation that the individual will also have an understanding of dementias and neuropsychology.

The Assistant Psychologist will contribute to the assessment of people with cognitive difficulties - undertaking interviews and psychometric testing. They would also contribute to individual and/or group-based interventions with clients and/or their carers. There are likely to be opportunities for service evaluation, audit and research.

The Assistant Psychologist will work alongside the Clinical Psychologist in Havering Memory Service offering assessment, intervention and evaluation as well as working with members of the multi-disciplinary Memory Service team.

This role will provide an excellent opportunity for Psychology graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology to develop their knowledge and skills. The post-holder will receive training and clinical supervision from a Clinical Psychologist.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Prabuddh Dwivedi
Havering Memory service.

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2