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Job Description

If you are an experienced Psychologist looking for a rewarding job, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better, then join the team in the Lake District and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

You will be joining the team at both, Ann House in Kendal and Gregory House in Workington and will be part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, with continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.You will be able to utilise your skills within psychology and experience from the NHS or private care.

Reporting directly to the Regional Service Lead, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will also facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and be requested to design and deliver training.

As a Psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service user's caseload, including assessing complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support their care plans.

You will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward. Also, you will enjoy exclusive Elysium including High Street and online discounts, pension contributions, free meals on-site, and wellbeing support. Who doesn't like a free massage at work?

Role - Psychologist

Location - Kendal & Workington, Cumbria

Salary - Competitive

Hours - 37.5, Full-Time

Your responsibilities:

Act as a psychologist for service users residing at Ann House and Gregory House.
Be accountable for the formulation, delivery and evaluation of the psychological assessment and treatment pathway of these service users. To provide this service within specified timescales depending on the service user's presentation.
Undertake focused psychological interventions with service users as recommended through the MDT process.
Assist the nursing team with FACE risk assessments as required and ensure these are updated within required time scales. Undertake other risk assessment reports as specified by the MDT.
Attend and contribute to MDT reviews and provide a psychological perspective regarding service user treatment, management and risk assessment in order to aid multi-disciplinary decision -making.
Contribute to the Positive Behavioural Support approach used, contributing to functional behaviour analysis, data analysis, formulations and implementing interventions in conjunction with the Positive Behaviour Support lead.
Act as the first point of contact for the psychology department. Deal with messages and requests efficiently and effectively. Ensure that effective communication within the department and with other departments is maintained.
Develop evidence base for effective treatment of service users as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Evaluate effectiveness and communicate as required.
Assess service users using appropriate psychometric measures; interpret and report results accurately.
Contribute to the development of group work programmes with the North region psychology services and LD and ASD psychology services. Deliver programmes to a high standard and maintain treatment integrity as required. Contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programmes and communicate results as required.
Provide supervision to assistant psychologists, according to the professional guidelines and regulations of the British Psychological Society and relevant division.
Act as line manager for assistant psychologists at Ann House and Gregory House.
Participate and facilitate staff training as required.
Contribute to the provision of post-incident debriefs for staff and service users as required.
Contribute to running staff reflective practice sessions as required.
Attend and contribute to specific committees and internal and external meetings as required and communicate proceedings to the psychology department.
Contribute to the development of evidence-based practices, strategies and policies as required.
Conduct research when required and publish and present work to required standards.
Develop links with other organisations. Assist with research requests, input to universities and accommodating visitors as required.
Maintain a professional appearance and behave in a reputable and professional manner. Accurately portray self, role and responsibilities.
Meet performance targets agreed as part of the appraisal process.
Have responsibility for raising problems/concerns regarding meeting these targets with Line Manager.
Develop your own skills and experience as a psychologist. Attend supervision (clinical, management and peer), and training as required. Complete developmental objectives set. Maintain a record of supervision and development in accordance with HCPC CPD guidelines.
Bring appropriate issues to supervision and respond in a positive manner to the instructions and suggestions of your supervisor.
Take personal responsibility for ensuring the work practices and the environment meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work legislation and report all deficits to management.To be successful in this role, you'll need:

BPS recognised psychology degrees.
HCPC Registration.
Understanding of evidence-based psychological practice.
Ability to apply psychological knowledge to a Learning Disability and Autism service.
Ability to adopt a systematic approach.
Communication skills.
Skills to work independently and as part of the multidisciplinary team.
Organisational skills.
Experience of providing psychological interventions.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Previous experience in conducting research and project working
Knowledge and experience of working within a Positive Behaviour Support Approach model Where you will be working:

Gregory House Location: Furness Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3PD

You will be working at Gregory House, a 24 bed service for adults with mild and moderate-to-severe learning disability/autism with mental health needs, providing care and support to allow people to be as independent as possible with the long-term aim of people moving onto a more independent living setting.

Working as part of a team, you will provide an enhanced level of support to allow people with continuing challenging behaviour and high support needs to be cared for in the least restrictive setting possible, but within a service which is robust and structured enough to meet their ongoing needs and risks.

You will help people lead good and meaningful everyday lives, where they have choice and control, accessing mainstream services and facilities, engaging in work and training, in leisure opportunities, hobbies and areas of personal interest.

Ann House Location: Ann Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6AA

Ann House provides a specialist provision with enhanced levels of support which allows people with continuing challenging behaviour and high support needs to be cared for in the least restrictive setting possible, but within a service which is robust and structured enough to meet their ongoing needs and risks.

The service ensures people lead good and meaningful everyday lives, where they have choice and control, accessing mainstream services and facilities, engaging in work and training, in leisure opportunities, hobbies and areas of personal interest. Ann House encourages people to be as independent as possible with the long-term aim of people moving onto a more independent living setting

What you will get:

Annual salary
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity PackageThere is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure

Reference Number

212253205

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