has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.
We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.
We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.
As an Trust we are happy to talk flexible working
About the team:
We are delighted to be seeking a full-time Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join our Intellectual Disabilities Team (IDT) within the Complex Autism & Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAAND) service in National & Specialist CAMHS. The vacancy has arisen due to career progression.
The IDT see young people with complex mental health needs including high risk behaviours, physical disabilities and autism, in addition to an intellectual disability. The service has a particular interest in Prader Willi Syndrome. We also have a funding stream for young people with mental health difficulties and intellectual disability without autism. The service provides comprehensive assessment and treatment, and advice to assist local teams in care planning.
The IDT is a multi-disciplinary service comprised of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Behaviour Therapist (and Team Lead), as well as Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and a specialist teacher, trainees and assistants. The service has a commitment to multidisciplinary and multiagency working and contributes substantially to specialist teaching in the field of Autism and Intellectual Disability across professions. It is a well-established, friendly and supportive team with a strong national reputation.
About the role:
The postholder will work closely with the Clinical Psychologists and MDT within the IDT. Key roles include:
About the location:
The IDT will be based at the Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, Denmark Hill in South London. The role involves outreach work and will require travel to clients in the community e.g. home visits, inpatient units, community bases as appropriate and across the Trust and nationally when required.
Our Trust headquarters are located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you are valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Other benefits include:
We look forward to receiving your application.
The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:
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