Practitioner Psychologist within the 18-25s Psychology Service

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and creative qualified psychologists to join a newly developing 18-25s Psychology Service based in North East Essex.

If you would like to make a real difference to young adults' lives by developing and providing early specialist treatment, we would like to hear from you. We have 1.5 whole time equivalent posts to offer so are able to be flexible if part time hours would best suit you.

We welcome applications from both experienced Psychologists, and those who have recently qualified and may be appointed at a band 7 on a preceptorship basis.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously to provide a high quality Psychology service, which will include the provision of psychological assessments, formulation and therapy, and assisting young adults in the transition from CAMHS. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring early intervention through collaborative working with Primary Care colleagues, employment, education and other system partners, supporting early treatment.

Alongside the expected clinical skills, we will be looking for someone who has the vision and motivation to continue shape and develop this new service alongside the Consultant Clinical Psychologist leading for Adult Community Psychological Services across the North East area of the trust, and to actively contribute to the evaluation of the service.

The successful applicant will have strong networking and relationship building skills, alongside skills in creatively and actively working with this client group and the wider network around them. They are likely to have a strong understanding of the impact of Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, and to be interested in promoting social inclusion and the empowerment of service users within their mental health recovery and in maintaining their social systems.

This post will be based in the Colchester and Tendring areas. You will also provide consultation and training for staff, and placement and supervision for trainees, assistants, CAPs, and volunteers as required.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of We Care, We Learn and We Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 18-25s Psychology Service is currently being developed to addresses a gap in service provision, providing a specialist psychology service to young adults. The service is designed to offer intervention to people who present with needs that are too complex to be met by Primary Care, but not so complex that would require involvement of the Secondary Care Mental Health Teams. A similar service has been developed in another area of the trust and this has been highly valued by the young adult service users who have been providing positive feedback on the high level of impact the support they have received has had on their lives. The post holder will be working alongside another qualified Psychologists and/or Psychotherapists, a Clinical Associate in Psychology apprentice, and closely liaising with the wider network of Primary Care and MDT colleagues.

The successful applicant will join our professional and friendly team of psychologists and psychotherapists working in Adult Community Mental Health Services in the North-East Essex area of EPUT. Within the service, psychologists have specialist skills and training in variety of areas and approaches, including CAT, CBT, CBTp, DBT, EMDR, CFT, ACT, sensory-motor psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Specialist external supervision is provided in several of these approaches, and CPD is both strongly supported and actively encouraged.

For the detailed job description and main responsibilities list please refer to the attached documents.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology
  • HCPC registration or working towards one


  • Post-doctoral qualifications in DBT/CBT/CAT/Schema Therapy/CBTp or other evidence based models for the treatment of complex cases



  • Significant proven experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings
  • Experince of working within NHS setting
  • Experince of working with clients presenting with severe and enduring mental health difficulties
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments


  • Experince in running groups
  • Experince of teaching and training
  • Experience of working with young adults

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Herrick House

East Stockwell Street



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