• Full Time
  • Anywhere

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’.

Our Values

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:

  • To provide a specialist psychology service, including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.
  • To provide clinical supervision and consultation as appropriate.
  • To undertake service evaluation, audit and research.
  • To work as an autonomous professional within BPS and HCPC guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by the policies and procedures of the service, taking responsibility for own work including treatment and discharge decisions with support of clinical supervisor.
  • 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.

    Benefits :

    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:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave. We offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance. Flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development. There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease. Our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Our staff benefit fromkeyworker housing, which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts. With discounts of up to 10% available from a variety of well-known retail brands, through the Health Service Discounts website.
  • Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • 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:

  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity
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