Assistant Psychologist, Milton Keynes

Last update 2024-02-23
Expires 2024-03-23
ID #1926434538
Assistant Psychologist, Milton Keynes
United Kingdom, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes,
Modified November 16, 2023


Employer heading Assistant Psychologist NHS AfC: Band 4 Job overview The opportunity has arisen within MK Community Mental Health Hub Therapies Pathway for Assistant Psychologists to join this busy and well-established team at a time of exciting change and development. The position will suit an individual who is self-motivated, an excellent communicator and data competent, with a passion to support services for adults with a non-psychosis or personality disorder presentation. Main duties of the job You will be a fully integrated member of the multidisciplinary team and work alongside our qualified Clinical Psychologists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to assist with a variety of service improvement and clinical tasks.Applicants will be expected to hold a BPS approved degree in Psychology (upper second or first class) and have experience of working in a mental health setting. It would be advantageous to have experience of working with people with complex mental health presentations. You will need to be highly motivated, a quick learner and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.The post offers very relevant experience for future Clinical Psychology training. The department also has good links with the Oxford Doctoral Course and provides placements for trainees in all core disciplines.MK Community Mental Health Hub Therapies Pathway delivers a pathway model for people with diagnoses of Complex Trauma, Personality Disorder, Complex Mood and Anxiety Disorders. The team delivers a range of evidence-based interventions as recommended by NICE Guidance.CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development, training and CPD being encouraged. Working for our organisation We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings. Detailed job description and main responsibilities To support and enhance the professional psychological care of service users within Milton Keynes Community Mental Health Hub Therapies Pathway. The primary focus will be to work in conjunction with Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) members to support service users and qualified health professionals in the delivery of evidenced based psychological interventions.This work will be completed under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified psychologist and within the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. The post holder will also assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of outcome measures and statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, and project work. Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria An upper second class honours degree or higher in psychology.Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society Desirable criteria Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis. Other Essential criteria Be a car driver and have use of a car because the post will be community based. Experience Essential criteria Work with people with mental health problemsProven post graduation experience Desirable criteria Experience of paid work in direct care provision.Participation in consent process for patients recruited to research Knowledge and Skills Essential criteria An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with severe mental health problems.An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge Further details / informal visits contact NameDr. Sara ChaudhreyJob titleSenior Counselling PsychologistEmail Telephone number01908 725800

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Assistant psychologist

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