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Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist


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Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist
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Whitworth clinic
42,414 - 49,969
18/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Interviews will be held on 1st & 7th March 2019

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join an established team of Clinical Psychologists working in the Learning Disabilities Directorate in Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The post-holder will be based within the Community Team for Learning Disabilities in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. The team office is currently located at Whitworth Clinic and offers a community based service across the geographic locality. We will be relocating to Callaghan House in Heywood in March 2019.  This is a multi-disciplinary health team offering support to adults with learning disabilities.

The role will involve working closely with the multi-disciplinary team to provide highly specialised clinical psychology services to adults with learning disabilities presenting with complex and challenging needs. The post-holder will be instrumental in supporting the development of a psychologically-minded workforce and will require expertise in providing consultancy, training and clinical supervision. Good leadership and multi-disciplinary team skills are essential, as the post-holder will be taking a lead Clinical Psychology role within the team.

The post-holder will require at least two years post-qualification experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist, and experience of working with adults or children with learning disabilities and/or autism.  We will consider applications from candidates with fewer years experience willing to undertake a Band 7 to 8a preceptorship. The Trust has expertise in developing the skills and expertise of Clinical Psychologists using this process.

The post is currently vacant as the previous post-holder moved locality for promotion. There are positive working relationships within the team and the role of Clinical Psychology is valued.

Regular clinical supervision and operational support is provided by Dr Sally Twist, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Three are also excellent opportunities for continuing professional development and involvement with directorate-wide service development, audit and research. The Directorate has developed clinical care pathways and the post-holder will be involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of psychological work across care pathways, alongside experienced clinicians from other areas. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For additional information about the post please contact:
Heather Scott
Team Leader
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disability Directorate
Community Team for Learning Disabilities
Whitworth Clinic
Brenbar Crescent
OL12 8BB
Telephone: 01706 676773
Main Reception: 01706 676767

Dr Sally Twist
Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities Directorate
Oldham Adult Learning Disability Team
Level 6 Civic Centre
West Street
T: 0161 7703770
M: 07920 501979

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3380