12 month fixed term contracts (with a view to becoming permanent)
Location: Northamptonshire or Leicestershire (some local travel required)
Career Level C / (NHS 8a)
Salary: £41,000 - £48,000 depending on experience
Full time 37.5 hours a week. Part-time considered for a minimum of 15 hours a week
We are open to an informal discussion around to flexible working around people’s lifestyles
Suitable for an experienced Qualified Psychologist or someone completing their HCPC in 2021
St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare. We transform the lives of people with the greatest mental health needs.
Community Partnerships, St Andrew’s Healthcare
Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled team of psychologists where you can use your skills across a range of clinical populations? Our service is constantly growing, so if you are a proactive, registered Psychologist with a strong client-focus, excellent communication skills and a “can-do” attitude, we want to hear from you.
We have a number of exciting opportunities within our Neurodevelopmental Services for Adults and Children are seeking several enthusiastic psychologists to join our team to provide diagnostic services for adults and/or children depending on your experience. Currently most of these services are being delivered online but there may be a requirement to travel to locations within the Midlands/East Midlands or East of England for more complex assessments. Successful candidates will have experience with ASD and ADHD assessment and ideally be trained on diagnostic tools such as the ADOS-2 and DIVA-5 assessments. However, where necessary training will be provided as well as comprehensive support and supervision.
Our service specialises in developing and delivering community based services for St Andrew’s. We currently offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, an Expert Witness Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics (ADHD and ASD) and a Complex Treatment Service for Military Veterans. We also provide case consultation and reflective practise for Children’s Homes as well as running teaching sessions at schools, universities, care homes and local businesses on a variety of topics including mindfulness and stress management. We are hoping that successful candidates who have relevant experience and capacity could also work across some of these other services and those within the wider Charity where opportunities arise.
The Role and Person
You will be able to work independently as well as closely and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. You will be eager to take ownership and responsibility for delivering your work and will be self-driven, results-oriented and be able to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills.
Even within this fixed term role you will be encouraged to develop your strengths and skills through a robust structure of clinical supervision and opportunities for professional development. St Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development so you will also have access to peer support from the wider Charity, as well as regular CPD events. Training relevant to the requirements of the role will be provided.
Although our offices are based in Northampton, the post holder will mostly be required to deliver psychological services online and in other offices in Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton, Coventry, Stratford and Warwick. Due to the travel required, a full driver’s licence is essential. However, in return, you will also benefit from having the flexibility to work from home when appropriate to do so.
In order to be eligible you will need to be registered with HCPC and the British Psychological Society. ASD and ADHD diagnostic experience is desirable but we can offer training if this is an area in which you would like to professionally develop.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience of working successfully with a varied child and adult population with a wide range of mental health needs and will therefore ideally have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience but newly qualified psychologists with a particular interest in diagnostic services will be welcomed and supported.
One of our new psychologists who recently joined our team had this to say about us: “What a refreshing and dynamic team! The clinicians are friendly and warm but also focused and driven. It’s amazing how quickly things get progressed here from ideas into actions. Community Partnerships offers something different to other services that I have worked for previously; it’s diverse and expanding service has provided me with opportunities to continually develop through working with different client groups across a range of settings. This has allowed me to work with and learn from a number of clinicians with different areas of expertise. It’s flexible working approach has also been great for promoting a good work-life balance!”
If this sounds like your type of working environment, we look forward to receiving your application.
The position is initially offered as a 12 month fixed term contact and there may be potential for longer term / permanent opportunities after this date.
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.
For an informal discussion please contact Dr Sam Cooper-Evans on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01604 616092 Dr Carly Wilson on email: email@example.com or our recruitment consultant, James Farrelly on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01604 616624.