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Band 7 Clinical Psychologist Community Mental Health Services - Ealing, London Hours Per Week:
37.5 Job Type:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to work within our expanding Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service. This is an all age Trust-wide service and the post-holder will play a key role in neuro-psychological assessment and diagnosis as well as in providing a comprehensive range of post-diagnostic therapeutic options, group, family and individual. This post will be based in the culturally diverse borough of Ealing, primarily in the community but with some input to the specialist in-patient wards. The post holder will have a responsibility for the provision to identified clients with dementia or possible dementia and their carers'. They will work with patients who also have co-existing mental health needs in addition to their cognitive difficulties. They will also help develop skills in the team in relation to understanding the psychological needs of these patients and their carers' and also to developing the skills of other dementia care-givers as joint agency working becomes more integral to service provision.
The client population within the service includes people with a wide range of difficulties and the whole service works within a Recovery/Person Centred model. Whilst we as psychologists aim to work within proven effective modalities, it is also understood that to truly meet client needs, flexibility of approach is essential. There will also be an emphasis on working with staff, through supervision, training and joint working to maximize the potential for improving the psychological well-being of all patients and carers. Research activity is also encouraged and well supported through the Clinical Trials Unit which is part of the service. There is also active involvement of people with dementia and their family/friends in the service and a focus on improving access and services for people from hard to reach groups. Regular individual supervision from an experienced Clinical Psychologist would be provided. You would be part of a strong local psychology service and would also access wider Trust resources for professional support and continuing professional development.
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For further details contact Helen Stirk, Clinical Psychologist at Apply