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Assistant Psychologist x2

Assistant Psychologist x2

Posted 17 September by NHS Dumfries and Galloway
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VACANCY REF No: 851.18

VACANCY (Post Title): Assistant Psychologists (x2 posts)

Department of Psychological Services & Research

GRADE: Band 5

SALARY: £23,113 to £29,905 pro rata

HOURS: 30hpw

23 Months Fixed Term (Time Limited Funding)

Description of Role:

Two posts (30 per week each post) based in Primary Care Services, will have a specific remit for improving the experience of people attending Primary Care with a mental health/psychological component to their difficulties. The post holders will support Clinical Psychologists and a Band 7 Specialist Psychological Therapist in providing Primary Care Psychology Liaison Service for adults with psychological difficulties in Dumfries and Galloway.

The post will primarily involve:

a) assistance in the provision of psychological assessments

b) assistance in planning and delivering interventions designed to promote the psychological wellbeing of people referred to the service

c) assistance with auditing and researching the outcomes of the service

d) assistance with initiatives to help staff in primary care to manage mental health issues

The post-holders will liaise appropriately with colleagues and members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams under the line management and supervision of a Specialist Psychological Therapist and a Clinical Psychologist.

The department has a complement of around 60 staff and offers a supportive environment for assistants and psychological therapists who are looking to initiate or develop their skills and extend their experience and scope of practice in recognised psychological therapies.

This post will require the successful applicant to obtain PVG Clearance. There is protected CPD and supervision time.

Informal enquiries/visits are welcomed.

For further information please contact Dr. Audrey Young, Joint Head of Adult Mental Health Services, or Dr Louise Cumbley, Director, Department of Psychological Services, Crichton Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TG.

Closing Date: Thursday 27th September 2018 (midnight)

Reference: 36128985

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