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Clinical Psychologist, Band 7 (leading to Perceptorship Band 8a)

Band 7

Main area
Psychological Therapies - Warrington Learning Disability Community Team
Band 7
Part time: 20.5 hours per week
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Holllins Park, 2nd Floor, Hollins Lane, Winwick, warrington, WA2 8WA
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum. Leading to Band 8a after a 2 year perceptorship.
28/06/2020 23:59
Interview date


Clinical Psychologist

 Speciality: Learning Disability

 Band: 7 preceptorship leading to Band 8A after 2 years, following successful  completion of designated competencies.

You will be provided with the band 8a job description at the interview stage. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and committed Clinical Psychologist within the Learning Disability Team in Warrington Borough. We welcome applications from newly qualified clinicians with a strong interest in working with this client group and current Band 7's who are looking to further develop their expertise.

We are looking for someone with the clinical skills to work with service users with a Learning Disability, providing assessment, formulation and therapeutic interventions to people referred to our services, both individually and in group format and to support the work of colleagues. 

The successful applicant will join with the teams Principal Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist and work as part of the wider disciplinary MDT which includes Nurses, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapists and a Consultant Psychiatrist.

We are looking for a confident individual who will be able to hold a caseload and contribute to a psychologically minded team approach through joint working, training, formulation and consultation with the MDT. The role will include working with adults with complex behavioural presentations, physical health needs and/or mental health needs alongside their Learning Disability. The post also involves enabling and supporting people with Learning Disabilities to access mainstream services. Experience of working within Learning Disabilities services is desirable.

The post holder will also demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users’ choice and works alongside them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.

You will have access to regular clinical supervision, CPD opportunities and clinical leadership guidance and will receive managerial supervision from the Team manager. We are also committed to supporting personal and professional development and you will be offered a yearly Personal development review and planning work objectives

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached below and that your supporting information reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. All successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post. Please note that we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.






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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Beaton Team manager

01744 457 278


Rachel Boswell Clinical Lead

01744 457 278

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