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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work for a supportive, friendly employer who supports work/life balance?

This is an exciting opportunity to shape Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation work in In-patient Rehabilitation Services in Kent!

The service has been recognised by CQC for its OUTSTANDING work. You will provide psychological intervention to two in-patient rehab units: Newhaven Lodge & Ethelbert Road.

We can support newly qualified staff through preceptorship to senior grade. You can be assured of regular high-quality supervision alongside the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and work creatively with service users.

Main duties of the job

You will join the multi-professional teams in delivering the rehabilitation program in line with evidenced based practice. Your goal will be to assist individuals with severe mental health problems to re-establish their lives in the community. The post offers opportunity for individual therapy with psychosis and other co-morbid difficulties, DBT, family work and group work.

There will be opportunities to offer reflective practice & facilitate team case formulation sessions. Joint working & teaching to staff on psychological approaches will also be an expectation.

The Rehabilitation teams value a psychological approach to service delivery so you can be assured of a warm welcome to the service. Further professional development & service related research will be supported and encouraged.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Qualification (or its equivalent as accredited by BPS/HCPC), and have experience of adult mental health & psychosis interventions.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Meena McGill,075356 54988,

About us

The Service - In-Patient Rehabilitation

The service provides intensive, multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and care to adults with complex psychosis. The team work collaboratively with service users to develop person-centred care plan focusing on individual goals for recovery. Individual and group interventions and personalised social and vocational activities in the community are central to the therapy programme. The goal is to support individuals in their recovery journey and to empower them with the knowledge and skills to ensure their recovery is sustainable in their local community


Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to theattached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate & Registration
  • Specialist Training



  • Years of NHS Experience
  • Hours of Supervised practice
  • AMH/ Rehab/psychosis experience
  • Psychometric testing
  • MDT working
  • Supervising others

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Newhaven Lodge

Windmill Road



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