Clinical Associate Psychologist: Mental Health of Learning Disability

Maidstone, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
13 May 2024
27 May 2024

Job Description

Job overview
A CAP is a semi-autonomous psychological practitioner working under the direct supervision of an experienced and HCPC registered clinical psychologist, within their scope of practice. CAPs are scientist-practitioners who utilise psychological knowledge, research and theory to reduce psychological distress and enhance psychological wellbeing in the clients they work with. The post holder will be responsible for assisting in providing highly specialist psychology services to adults with learning disabilities, their families and paid carers.
The MHLD service is divided into two hubs across Kent and Medway, both comprising psychology, psychiatry and specialist nursing staff. We are looking for a Clinical Associate Psychologist to work within the MHLD psychology team in West Kent, which includes experienced Clinical Psychologists, a Behaviour Specialist, and a Clinical Associate Psychologist. Everyone in the team is committed and passionate with a strong, shared values base: placing the person with learning disabilities at the centre. We also work hard to ensure the needs of families and paid carers are addressed and systemic and narrative approaches are central to much of our work.

Main duties of the job
The post-holder will work semi-autonomously alongside MHLD colleagues. The role will involve provision of psychological therapy, Positive Behaviour Support, and delivering training. The role also involves monitoring and evaluation. The post holder will work in collaboration with colleagues, service users, carers, Community Learning Disability Teams and other services and partner organisations towards the overall provision of evidence based, cost effective, direct and indirect interventions, providing clinical leadership, assisting in service development, and contributing to decision-making processes, also offering highly specialist advice, guidance and consultation.

Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Nearing or achieved qualification as a CAP
Desirable criteria
  • Achieved qualification as a CAP

Essential criteria
  • Transferable experience with clients that can be applied to working with people with a learning disability
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working with people with a learning disability
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change On appointment to NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays, that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staffs have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Staff Network Forums A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.
Lease car schemeCycle to work scheme The list goes on.........!
Probation Period. New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.
To deliver an effective service it is essential in some of our roles that you are able to travel between work bases in a timely manner.
Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Certain roles are subject to criminal record checks called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Therefore, you will be

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Job Details

Clinical Associate Psychologist: Mental Health of Learning Disability

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
13 May 2024
27 May 2024

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