Highly Specialist Clinical Counselling Psychologist (Learning Disability)
We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our established multidisciplinary team as a full time band 8a Highly Specialist Clinical Counselling Psychologist (who is registered with the HCPC).
You will be absolutely passionate about the area of learning disabilities and committed to effective interdisciplinary working. The Hounslow Adult Learning Disciplinary Team (HALDHT) is based at the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health. Flexible working is supported with reasonable request. .A determination to work closely with colleagues in the local authority and education is required. You will contribute significantly to the effectiveness and outputs of the multidisciplinary team providing management support as directed by the team manager.
We work in a very person-centered way and people with learning disabilities and their families are at the centre of what we do. To achieve this, we carry out joint assessments share our professional knowledge and work in partnership with our dedicated team administrators. You will be expected to demonstrate leadership through the clinical supervision, appraisal and personal development planning of others.
You will provide high quality specialist health care to adults with learning disabilities in order to optimize and improve their health outcomes and psychological wellbeing. The post holder will be expected to work with people with a range of presenting needs including complex care, autism, mental health and behaviours that challenge. You will be comfortable dealing with complexity and finding effective solutions to problems. You will undertake specialist/other assessments (full range psychological assessment tools) and have a sound understanding of risk assessments and management, excellent communication skills between disciplines and across organisations will be a key requirement for the post holder. Planning, leading others, organising and coordination as well as an excellent level of clinical skill for people with learning disabilities are key to success in this post.
In addition, you will work with other statutory organizations, families, carers and 3rd sector partners to enable people who use our services to live as independent a life as possible within the community and to stay local. There will be opportunities to participate in service developments and to undertake clinical audits. The Trust are committed to developing its staff and have a range of learning opportunities available which are identified through the personal development process.
Hounslow is a lively and dynamic west London borough, and is one of the most ethnically and socially diverse areas of the capital. The majority of work is centered locally; however, there is some out of Borough/area work for residents that are the responsibility of Hounslow CCG.
This is an opportunity to work and learn with an established team and develop your career in the area of learning disabilities. We welcome informal conversations and enquiries relating to this opportunity.
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