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Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Serious Incident Support

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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You are invited to join an innovative staff resilience hub, 'Here For You', which has won a national award, to lead on the sub-division of Serious Incident support for staff across EPUT and the Essex system. Working collaboratively, you will be part of a wide team, consisting of Consultant, Principal and qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, High Intensity workers, a Family Therapist, Clinical Associates in Psychology, Assistant Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, a Project Manager and Administrator. The sub-team focused on Serious Incident support will fall under the auspices of the wider 'Here For You' service and it will be your role to supervise these colleagues, whilst feeding into the senior leadership team of 'Here For You'.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for:

. supervising other members of staff who are delivering serious incident support within Here For You;

. working as part of the senior leadership team of Here For You and developing the direction of the service further;

. liaising with stakeholders across the Essex health and social care system to provide appropriate support to staff in partner organisations following serious incidents;

. developing pathways both internally in EPUT and externally in order for support to be offered appropriately;

. contributing to the newly developed Trust wide structure with multidisciplinary colleagues in Safeguarding, Employee Experience, Human Resources and

others in order to ensure swift and appropriate response from across departments to serious incidents.

About us

Join EPUT for a wealth of benefits, including:

. A commitment to develop your career

. A generous relocation package of up to £8000 (offered under specific terms)

. Flexible working

. Funding to further CPD training

. Support for overseas candidates

. A range of well-functioning Staff Networks, including: BAME; LGBTQ+; Faith; Carers; Disability (please contact staff for more information on Staff Networks)

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder and sub-team of Here For You focusing on serious incident support will offer a range of assessments and interventions, including (but not exclusively):

supportive sessions for staff soon after a serious incident;

individual, evidence based, trauma informed therapy for staff who require;

warm handing staff into primary and secondary mental health care services as required;

webinars and other forms of presentation regarding the likely experiences of those involved in serious incidents and how to best manage

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Formal training and accreditation to Doctoral level in Clinical Psychology, or its equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996. Doctoral level Counselling Psychology will be acceptable if the postholder has proven interest or skills in physical health/behavioural medicine. Training should include models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies.
  • Willingness to participate in a CPD programme relevant to the requirements of the post.
  • HCPC Registered.
  • Doctoral level (or equivalent of) knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical AF/IN IN AF AF fields of psychology.
  • Further training in specific theoretical models
Knowledge Essential
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge of confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the working/structure of NHS organisations
  • Proven research skills and experience of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to a broad range of health conditions together with mental health

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