Are you ready for your 2024 role?
Grow your psychology career in learning disabilities today and jointly lead a vibrant team to improve and implement care provision for adults with learning disabilities considering assessment, intervention/therapeutic support.
We can support successful candidates with an £8k relocation package and £6k CPD funding + 5% HCAS allowance.
Essex University Partnership University Trust’s Learning Disabilities Psychology and Behaviour Therapy Service in south Essex is expanding. This is a great time for highly motivated senior clinical or counselling psychologists passionate about transformation to join the team and develop the service.
We seek professionals motivated to change lives by focusing on patient care that helps individuals flourish, focusing on their well-being and self-determination and aiming for their optimal development. This will applied via a strength-based approach to their learning disability practice.
Roles are available as part of a well-established, highly professional multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and nurses.
We offer multiple options for further professional development through wider collaborative working with the Essex Learning Disability Partnership (ELDP), including the development of neuro-developmental disorders, dementia and challenging behaviour pathways.
- Work with individual clients to enable them to live their best lives, involving their family/carers, support staff and others involved in their lives.
- Provide specialist assessments of clients referred to the team based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data.
- Formulate plans for psychological treatment and/or management of the presenting difficulties based on appropriate conceptual psychological frameworks.
- Evaluate treatment options, considering theoretical and therapeutic models and assisting clients in making decisions about treatment options.
- Manage a team of assistant psychologists and trainee counselling/clinical psychologists.
- Work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.
- Utilise your research skills for audit, policy and service development and research.
Why should you consider a psychology career in learning disabilities?
- It offers varied and interesting work to challenge and develop your skills.
- It will give you flexibility and freedom to use different models and approaches in your practice.
- We value your expertise and empower you to use your experience and skills to provide the best possible care to your patients.
- We want you to advocate for our patients, see behind the diagnosis and improve the perception of learning disability in our society.
For essential skills and qualifications, view the job description.
Who we are:
The Learning Disabilities Psychology and Behaviour Therapy Service is part of the Essex Learning Disability Partnership (ELDP).
Essex Partnership University Trust (EPUT) provides community health, mental health and learning disability services.
At EPUT, we are committed to doing everything we can to deliver the best environment for care and recovery to the people we care for. Patients, their families and our colleagues are at the heart of everything we do. Building strong relationships and co-production will support us in our journey to achieve the vision of being the leading health and well-being service in the provision of mental health and community care.
We are transforming how we deliver patient care and are committed to helping you be the best version of the professional you can be.
We welcome you for who you are and what you do and encourage you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome applications from all backgrounds as we highly value the talents of people with different views and experiences as together, we can do our best work, support one another and care for our patients.
Starting at EPUT is just the beginning, and we want you to thrive and grow. We seek motivated staff who share our Trust values of We Care, We Learn, and We Empower. In return, we offer a range of benefits, including flexible working, seasonal ticket loans, long annual leave entitlement, a cycle-to-work scheme, excellent training, personal and professional development opportunities and one of the best pension schemes in the country with generous employer contributions.
Join us, and you’ll do your life's best work – and make a difference to others.