We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant Psychologist to work in the Older Peoples Mental Health (OPMH) inpatient service on Beaulieu Ward at the Western Community Hospital. The service provides care to older people with organic conditions. The role includes working with people with dementia and behaviour that challenges, and to support the multidisciplinary team, and their carers and families.
This is a senior assistant psychologist post at Band 5 and applicants will be involved in the development of the psychology service on the organic unit, under the supervision of a Band 8b Clinical Psychologist. Applicants should have previous experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist, and preferably experience of working with individuals presenting with severe mental illness and/or behaviour that challenges. OPMH inpatients settings demand the ability to work flexibly and responsively.
There will also be opportunities for closely supervised individual clinical work, dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. This is a real opportunity for the post holder to assist in increasing the psychologically mindedness of the multidisciplinary teams to support the recovery of our service users and their carers in an inpatient setting and for patients to live well with their dementia.
We are willing to support assistants in their applications for clinical training.