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Principle Clinical Psychologist – Perinatal Mental Health Service

  • Part time
  • Plymouth
  • £33,222 - £43,041 pa, a year
  • 21 Jan 2019
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Fixed term
  • Job code: 110119-5027

14.85 hours per week – fixed term to provide cover for maternity leave; length of contract to be determined upon appointment.

An exciting opportunity has been developed within Livewell Southwest – the development of a Perinatal Mental Health Team.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic professional who has extensive clinical experience within Mental Health; thrives in a fast paced progressive environment; and who wishes to develop an outstanding team to facilitate the co-ordination of the perinatal pathway across our service delivery area.

You will have an understanding of perinatal mental health experience with adult mental health and appreciate the importance of the parent-infant relationship. It is essential to possess good communication skills and the ability to work to time restricted deadlines.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:

A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
Leadership programmes
Coaching and mentoring
Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
Robust Preceptorship
An induction programme tailored to your needs
Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles
Rewards and benefits

Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
Lease car scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation/conditions apply)
Cycle to work scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation)
Childcare vouchers
School holiday childcare subsidies
Multiple flexible working options
Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job share(s) considered.

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Livewell Southwest Health and Social Care

Website livewellcareers

Type of organisation

 Social enterprise/community interest company


Health and social care


Livewell Southwest is an exciting, forward thinking organisation delivering a unique and growing range of services across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall, working as part of the NHS family in a similar way to GPs, Dentists and Pharmacies.

We are focused on continuing to innovate our services and to develop our workforce to meet the future needs of our communities, true to our purpose to support people to be safe, well and at home. Service innovation and workforce development are crucial to ensuring health and social care services can meet the needs of an aging population with increasingly complex needs.

As an organisation we value diversity and it is important to us that our workforce represents as closely as possible the diversity of the communities we serve.

Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with excellent quality schooling and attractive, well-priced housing stock, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, offering culture.

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