Older Adult Lead Psychologist

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Dudley, UK
18 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust employs around 1,100 staff based at 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. This includes three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital for older adults in Bloxwich, Walsall

The Trust provides the following range of mental health services to around 560,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall:
  • Community mental health services for children, adults and older people
  • Inpatient services for adults and older people at our three hospitals
  • Primary Care Mental Health services and Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Social Care Services
  • Employment, education and training support for people with mental health problems
  • Specialist deaf services for children and young people with mental health issues

The Trust serves a very diverse population. Equality of opportunity is central to everything that we do, both as a service provider and as an employer.

Any overseas candidates will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

The position of Lead Psychologist for Older Adults based in Dudley has arisen through vacancy. The post holder will have supervisory responsibility for 3 Band 8a Psychologists within Older Adults. The clinical role is working within the Enhanced Community Mental Health for Older People, those service users with a diagnosis or requiring a diagnosis within secondary mental health care only. The ECMHTOP is an integrated CMHT with Occupational Therapy, Social Workers, Medical staff as well as Community Mental Health Nurses. The service is enhanced by having 7 days a week of treatment at home and an Inreach to Care Homes component as well as care coordination of older people within the Dudley Borough with secondary mental health care needs. There is separate psychology provision for the inpatient areas and older people's functional mental health within the community. All our dementia services work to the principles of Person Centred Care in Dementia and have a strong emphasis upon tiered Dementia Care Training for all of our staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact Nick Stephens Head of Service for Community on 01922 607000.

In all instances we intend to close adverts at midnight of the closing date specified. However, if there is a large volume of applications we may close the vacancy earlier. You are therefore strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible and to refer to the person specification before submitting.

The Trust does not pay expenses to candidates invited to interview.

Any internal staff affected by change or at risk of redundancy will be given priority for the role.

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Dudley & Walsall Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust does not routinely accept CVs as a means of application. Please complete the online application form to apply for this vacancy. Paper applications / CVs can only be accepted in exceptional circumstances which have been agreed prior to sending with the Workforce Development department.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust recognises that any form of discrimination is unacceptable and aims to treat without bias. We seek to utilise and develop the talents and resources of all employees irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religious beliefs, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability.

We actively recruit and promote people from all backgrounds, at every level and across all professions and this has resulted in a workforce that is reflective of the local community we serve.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the organisation. The welfare of children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount and all staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements. Our Trust covers two boroughs and we are key members of both boroughs' Safeguarding Board arrangements.

Better Together - Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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