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Psychologist Assistant - Ballington House

Psychologist Assistant - Ballington House

Posted 23 May by NHS Business Services Authority

Working in healthcare is more than just a job. It’s the chance to change lives. Join the team at Ballington House as a Psychologist Assistant and help some of the most vulnerable people society.

Working alongside the Psychologist team, you will support them by assisting to create and formulate individual interventions and care plans to support people with complex mental health needs to have a brighter future.

As a Psychologist Assistant, you will assist with running therapeutic groups and building individual reports with people to create a safe environment to support their care plans. You will assist in the development of a psychologically-based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all people at Ballington House, across all settings where care takes place.

With a strong emphasis on teamwork, you’ll receive support from a regional network of healthcare professionals and enjoy access to a variety of training courses to support you reach your career goals.

Role – Psychologist Assistant

Location - Leek, Staffordshire

Salary – £19,500 pro rata dependent on experience

Hours – Part time

Your Responsibilities:

  • To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of patients including neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, and others involved in the patient’s care, under the supervision of a qualified psychologist.
  • To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a service user's needs, under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist.
  • To work with other staff to assess service users and review their care in preparation for multi-disciplinary reviews.
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing following professional codes of practice of the British Psychological Society & Trust policies and procedures.
  • To prepare test materials and visual aids as required.
  • To undertake specific administrative duties as required.
  • To ensure that in all aspects of professional activity (e.g. communication with patients, relatives, and colleagues as well as in the assessment, development/delivery of interventions) issues of diversity such as race, culture, identity, gender, and sexuality are sensitively considered and incorporated to reflect individual differences appropriately.
  • To ensure that service users are appropriately consulted about relevant aspects of their care and are empowered to express their views in a responsive environment enabling such views to be assimilated/incorporated into continued service development and improvement.

Managerial responsibilities:

  • Minimum of an upper second class honours degree in Psychology and be eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Previous experience of working in a clinical setting with individuals presenting with challenging behaviour or equivalent for at least 12 months
  • Creative thinking, clinical efficacy, and a strong commitment to working with evidenced-based models of therapeutic intervention.
  • To be computer literate
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Providing psychological interventions on a 1:1 and/or group basis to service users, monitoring and reporting upon their effectiveness
  • Service Evaluation and other Research tasks including collecting, analysing and reporting upon an array of statistics.
  • Undertaking clinically relevant audits

Where you will be working

Location: Ballington Gardens, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 5LW

You will be working at Ballington House, a mental health rehabilitation service rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, that provides care for women with complex mental health needs.

The environment at Ballington House is a unique aspect of the service with care provided in one of seven apartments, totalling 13 beds, which offer single and two-person accommodation.

You will work alongside a multidisciplinary team to support women who often have complex mental health and co-morbid conditions.

What you will get

  • Annual salary
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing, and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to a DBS disclosure.

Reference: 40422976

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