• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

This post supports the Clinical Neuropsychology team to provide community-based input for people who have had an acquired brain injury living in Cheshire. This is a permanent post offered at 0.8 wte with working pattern confirmed on appointment. The position is based at the Acorn Suite on the Countess of Chester Health Park and will involve travel across the county.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of experienced clinicians and have access to support from other Clinical Neuropsychologists within the service. This is an exciting opportunity to develop protocol based psychometric, neuro-rehabilitation and psychological therapy skills to contribute to ongoing career in clinical psychology/neuropsychology. 

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside case managers and vocational rehabilitation occupational therapists in an interdisciplinary team setting. The roles will require you to travel extensively around community settings within the Cheshire area. 

To support the professional neuropsychological care of patients within the Acquired Brain Injury Service, across all sectors of care; assisting with neuropsychological assessment, neurorehabilitation and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist, working according to plans agreed with a qualified clinical psychologist and within the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits and collection of statistics related to departmental requirements, research projects, teaching and project work as appropriate.

Working for our organisation

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide ‘Outstanding for Care’ (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a  Values Based Interview/Assessment ,  which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours which are ‘the 6 Cs’ Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A ‘Guide to completing your application form’ can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the ‘essential’ criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer ‘YES’ to the question: ‘Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?’ Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Minimum 2.1 or equivalent Degree in Psychology (main subject Psychology)
  • Eligibility for graduate membership of BPS
  • Desirable criteria

  • Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Knowledge and Expertise

    Essential criteria

  • IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis packages e.g. SPSS
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of work related to Clinical Psychology either as paid / voluntary Assistant Psychologist or Research Assistant with relevant clinical input
  • Evidence of ability to work with multi-disciplinary team
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of neuropsychological assessment
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