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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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BED SPLD Psychology, Clinical Resource Centre | Twinwoods | Milton Road | Clapham | MK41 6AT
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
03/03/2019 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Bedfordshire Services for People who have a Learning Disability (SPLD)
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)

High Specialist Clinical Psychologist (8A)
Full time (1.0 WTE)

Location: Clinical Resource Centre, Twinwoods, Milton Road, Clapham MK41 6AT

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary community team. The team provides specialist health services to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs across Bedfordshire.

The Bedfordshire Services for People who have a Learning Disability has close working links with the Bedfordshire Intensive Support Service and the Adult Autism Service offering a comprehensive range of support for people with learning disabilities across the county. Psychology works across each of the care programmes with a specific focus on mental health and challenging behaviour, in addition to assessment, training and organisational development work.

As part of the role there will be opportunities to participate in innovative quality improvement and service development projects. You will receive regular supervision and the service is committed to continuous professional development with access to internal and external training opportunities, including training in different therapeutic modalities and leadership skills.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will actively engage in direct clinical work and support the development of others in the team.

This post is full time (1.0 WTE) although we welcome applications from individuals who are considering part-time working arrangements. We would also welcome applications from newly qualified applicants.

This post falls within the Criminal Records Disclosure Policy and therefore a criminal record check will be applied for, for successful candidate.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Jason Crabtree, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 0207 771 5537 or or Dr Sarah Thompson on 01234 310589 (Ext. 6126) or



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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

Jason CRABTREE, telephone 02077715537, email

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