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Location: St Andrew’s, Northampton (work base) and Coventry and Warwickshire (clinics)
Currently, a lot of the work is able to be carried out from home
Career Level B or C / (NHS Band 5 - 8a) options available
Salary: £26,425 - £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 flexible working
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 and MDT 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 or Allied Health Professional (i.e. Occupational Therapist (OT), Speech & Language Therapist (SALT) 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 and are seeking enthusiastic psychologists to join our team to provide diagnostic services for children and/or adults, depending on your experience. Currently, most of these services are being delivered online but there will be a requirement to travel to locations within the Midlands for face to face assessments where required. Travel to the Northampton work base will also be required on occasion for attendance to team meetings and supervision. Successful candidates will have experience with ASD and ADHD assessment and ideally be trained in 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. There will also be the opportunity to support other neurodevelopmental services within the Midlands.
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 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.
You will be encouraged to develop your strengths and skills through a robust structure of clinical supervision and opportunities for professional development. St Andrew’s 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 predominately in Coventry, Stratford and across Warwickshire (expenses will be reimbursed for travel). Due to the service working with other NHS Trusts across the East Mids region, it may be required for travel to Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton also, but this would be negotiated with the post holder. 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. 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 professional with a particular interest in diagnostic services will be welcomed and supported.
One of our new team members 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. Its 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 offered as a permanent contract.
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 Carly Wilson on email: email@example.com or our recruitment consultant, James Farrelly on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01604 616624.