Assistant Psychologist

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West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services. We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country. We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units. Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership. Our national, specialist and forensic services include: Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners. Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve. We are very pleased an opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 Assistant Psychologist to join Tier 3 Ealing CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Service on a fixed term basis. The post holder will join an established friendly and professional multi-disciplinary team where team members are valued and encouraged to develop. The team provides assessments and management for neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tic disorders) and co-morbid mental health problems to children and young people aged 6-18 years. The assistant psychologist will assist in providing and developing the service to children and their families who are referred for assessment and intervention. The post holder will have the ability to work directly with this client group (under supervision) and collaboratively with colleagues. Ideally, the assistant psychologist will have had experience working in CAMHS and with this client group. It would also be useful for the applicant to have some knowledge about evidence-based practices within CAMHS. He/ she will be enthusiastic, caring and flexible in their approach. Supervision is valued within the service and this will be offered to a high standard and consistently by a qualified Clinical Psychologist. The service is part of a wider three borough CAMHS in West London, including Hounslow CAMHS and Hammersmith and Fulham CAMHS. There is a large psychology team working in Tier 2 and Tier 3 CAMHS across the boroughs. There are regular meetings for psychologists and excellent support as well as good opportunities for CPD. Psychology is considered highly within the services. We expect this vacancy to be popular, so if you are interested in the job role we would encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible, as the vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Sarah Towner, Specialist Clinical Psychologist at Ealing CAMHS on 0208 354 8160,

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion. All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria. Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University. By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department. West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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