JOB DETAIL

To assist Qualified Psychologists and other disciplines in the service with the assessment, treatment and risk management of individuals under the ARMS Service.

To contribute to interventions focusing upon reducing the risk of service users progressing to First Episode Psychosis. To contribute to the facilitation of clinical/therapeutic group and 1:1 low intensity psychological interventions. To contribute to audit, outcome measure and research projects and reports. To support Qualified Psychologists in delivering consultations, formulations and training to the service and the wider multi-disciplinary team.

To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist. To engage individuals with an ARMS, in low intensity psychological interventions, both one to one and in groups, to address goals informed by collaboratively developed formulations.

To contribute to the assessment of psychological needs including risk assessment and formulation.

To carry out psychometric assessments under the direction of Qualified Psychologists.

To support the implementation of family interventions where appropriate

To support information gathering for Autistic Spectrum Condition assessments where required.

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.




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