The Bridge SARC is recruiting for a highly motivated and compassionate counselling or clinical psychologist with a commitment to relational, trauma informed practice.
We are developing our Early Trauma Intervention (ETI) service alongside development of a pathway for people who have experienced sexual violence and have complex trauma related mental health needs (CTMHN). To help deliver this service we are recruiting a part-time Counselling/Clinical Psychologist who will work alongside our ETI Counsellors, Specialist Counselling Psychologist, and wider SARC team of crisis workers, nurses and doctors. The post holder will also work closely with our specialist community and voluntary sector partners in the Sexual Violence Alliance and develop relationships with relevant agencies across the region.
This is an exciting post that offers the opportunity to work innovatively as part of a passionate team that is committed to improving long term outcomes for people who have experienced sexual trauma. The post holder will bring a flexible approach, contributing to service development and evaluation, offering some direct client work, and providing supervision, consultation and training for multi-disciplinary teams throughout the Complex Trauma Pathway. The role will involve working both online and in person at locations across the Avon and Somerset geographical region.Main duties of the jobMain Duties and Responsibilities
To provide a psychology service for The Bridge Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), including: Clinical
o Provide assessment, formulation, case co-ordination and psychological therapy for people who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.o Draw upon a broad evidence base to develop interventions that meet the needs of clients whose experiences involve varying levels of complexity.o Provide supervision, reflective practice, consultation and team formulation for multi-disciplinary and multi-agency professionals working with adults and children who have experienced sexual violence.o Liaise with statutory and community sector agencies to facilitate access to services for clients who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives and whose needs are of varying levels of complexity, assessing safeguarding risk and following the Trust's safeguarding procedures while promoting client agency and autonomy.o Provide a service that is culturally sensitive and gives due consideration to any special needs..o Maintain timely and accurate records and monitor clinical caseload in accordance with current Bridge SARC systems.o Regularly attend clinical supervision to explore clinical work and seek and provide peer consultation as needed.o Supervise ETI Counsellors and placement students.About us
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.Person SpecificationAptitudesEssential
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- Well developed therapeutic and interpersonal skills.
- Reasonable autonomy with regard to decision making within supervised practice
- Well developed professional skills as a practitioner psychologist.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills.
- Experience of presenting psychological formulations, assessments and interventions to multi-disciplinary teams
- Knowledge of the impact of sexual violence as experienced across the lifespan
- An understanding of trauma informed practice
- Experience of relational clinical work with adults who have complex trauma related mental health needs
- Experience of formal teaching/training to health and other professionals
- Understanding of diversity issues particularly in relation to sexual violence services
Skills and abilitiesEssential
- Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System as relevant to rape and sexual assault
- Experience of offering clinical supervision and/or facilitating reflective practice sessions for multidisciplinary staff
- Experience of providing one or more trauma-focussed therapies
Qualifications and TrainingEssential
- Able to elicit and integrate highly complex, sensitive information, drawing upon psychological theory, evidence and models to generate psychological formulations
- Able to work collaboratively and sensitively in emotive and challenging situations
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the psychological implications of sexual abuse and rape for clients and their families across the lifespan
- Able to assess risk in highly complex, sensitive and emotive situations, liaising with other teams and agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and advocate for clients
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles of a counselling/clinical psychologist in relation to clients, their family, staff teams and wider organisational systems.
- Postgraduate doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology (or equivalent if trained prior to 1996) recognised for registration by the HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist
- Current registration with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Training in one or more trauma-focussed therapies (e.g. EMDR)
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)Address
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