Band 7 Practitioner Psychologist Adult LD service

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Belfast (County)
Band 7
05 Aug 2022
19 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

BHSCT is the largest integrated Health & Social Care trust within NI. It delivers integrated health and social care to a population of approximately 340,000 citizens in Belfast and provides the majority of regional specialist services to all of Northern Ireland. It has an annual budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 20,000 staff.

This breadth of remit is reflected in the Psychological Services Division that employs over 150 staff and provides services across a large number of areas, including Adult mental health, Learning Disability, Older Adults, Physical Health Conditions, LAC, Paediatrics, Neuropsychology and Autism. The remit of services can be both locality focused and regional.

The Division employs a range of staff across the applied psychology family (including Clinical, Counselling, Educational and Forensic) and pre-qualification posts. The service also embraces a multidisciplinary approach to provision with Primary Mental health Workers, AHP and Nursing colleagues, Behaviour Therapists and Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, Psychotherapists, Social workers etc embedded and co-delivering services within the teams.

The Psychological Services Division has a strong ethos of investing in staff ongoing training and facilitating involvement in research and quality improvement initiatives. There is an increasing emphasis on an Outcomes Based Approach to service delivery and opportunities for projects in these areas, with an emphasis on a Quality Improvement Framework.

A Research Centre is in process of launch and the Service is keen to support and encourage clinical research in collaboration with MDT colleagues and Universities.

The Division has significant input into staff wellbeing issues across the trust and has a high emphasis in ensuring wellbeing in the Psychological workforce, including provision of individual supervision, use of reflective practice within services and consideration of work-life balance needs.

There is ongoing significant investment within psychological services across the trust as noted by the current posts under recruitment.

This specific post provides an opportunity to work as a member of the community based Therapeutic Support Service, providing a specialist Psychology Service to adults with an intellectual disability, their carers and staff members of the Trust. This is a vibrant developing team with opportunities to be involved in a variety of activities within the role, as well as development of specialist interests.

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The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 19th August 2022 at 4.30pm