Assistant Psychologist - Learning Disabilities

EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Assistant Psychologist - Learning Disabilities

£39769

EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: c8b08ae4aea54537b8084573b4a9e30a

Full Job Description

The Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities primarily works with clients with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities who have unmet physical and mental health needs. We also work with clients with Mild or Moderate Learning Disabilities if they are not able to access mainstream services with reasonable adjustments. There are many exciting projects either actively in progress, or on the horizon. Some of our current service development work focuses on trauma-informed care, positive behaviour support, anti-racism, people participation, transition & STOMP. We are looking for clinicians with excellent clinical skills and a commitment to collaborative MDT working.

We are keen to recruit clinicians who are passionate about the field of learning disabilities. In addition to the advertised posts, the team already consists of a 0.8WTE Lead Clinical Psychologist, 1WTE 8a Clinical Psychologist, 2 WTE Clinical Behaviour Specialists, 1 WTE Assistant Clinical Behaviour Specialist & 0.6 WTE Art Therapist. We also take trainee Clinical Psychologists and trainee Art Therapists on placement with us. The psychological therapies team is just one grouping within the Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities. The wider MDT consists of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Community Nurses, Physiotherapists & Psychiatrists.

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations., Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Newham is a culturally diverse borough which provides a wonderful opportunity to work creatively alongside families taking into account their context and valuing their expertise. As a team we work hard to overcome barriers that prevent our clients from having the best lives possible and we look forward to welcoming a new clinicians to our team to continue this journey., We are proud of our team relationships and rely on this for close collaborative MDT working, and mutual support. We have several virtual MDT pathways within the team that focus either on Behaviours that Challenge, Complex Physical Health or Dementia. The Newham team sits within a Learning Network of three other Community LD Teams across ELFT services that cover other boroughs. This is a rich resource of professional support., Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve our services and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don't stand still! So we offer a fantastic opportunity for our staff to learn, lead and contribute towards improving our services.
We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2018, which identified four main strategic outcomes to improve: population health outcomes, experience of care, staff experience and improve value. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel.
Our Community
We provide a wide range of community health and mental health inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, and older adults in The City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We also provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, and provide Forensic services to the whole of North East London. We provide services in urban and rural settings, sometimes in our inpatient units, but mostly in the community close to where people live. Integrated care is key in making the best use of resources and providing effective care.
Aiming High
We were rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC in 2016, were proud to be rated 'Outstanding' again in 2018 and continue to be rate 'Outstanding' in 2021.. We were named in the HSJ's Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.
Staff and Service Users United
We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make ELFT the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement. A service user will be on your assessment centre and interview panel if you are invited to meet us.
We especially welcome people with lived experience of health difficulties, with insight and understanding of different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles in our population as we believe that this will equip staff to deliver a high standard of care to our service users and patients.
Diversity
ELFT Is committed to being a diverse organisation and our workforce is reflective of the population and communities we serve. We believe that having colleagues with a range of backgrounds and life experiences enriches and adds value to the outcomes we have set out to achieve. Having partnered and endorsed by organisations who are representative and experts in various areas of equality and diversity, we can ensure we are meeting the pre-set standards all the way from recruitment stage throughout the career journey of our employees by being accessible, having fair inclusive practices and a host of staff networks to support, nurture and celebrate our valued staff in the workplace.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern.