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Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Counselling, CBT Therapist

Employer
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Portsmouth
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist/CBT therapist looking for an opportunity to hone your clinical skills within a specialist service? If so, our flagship specialist veterans service is keen to meet you.

Op Courage is the NHS Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. Our service covers the central area of Southern England and is led by Dr Deborah Lee. The successful candidate for this post will work primarily in Hampshire, based in our hub in Portsmouth

A passion for supporting our ex Armed Forces community is essential. We offer training and support to enable our staff to work with this community.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide assessment and psychological treatment for veterans with complex mental health issues, including PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, substance misuse and anger issues. You will be supported with training to offer evidence-based treatment following NICE guidance, including CBT and TF-CBT, EMDR, NET and Compassion Focused Therapy.

We pride ourselves on offering excellent clinical support within the team including access to daily senior clinicians on a rota, weekly or fortnightly individual supervision, peer supervision and specialist CFT and EMDR group supervision. We offer a blended model of treatment delivery, including face to face and online there are opportunities for home working to ensure a good work/life balance and we will consider part-time/flexible working patterns

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • provide specialist psychological assessments of clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of our veterans' mental health issues based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods anchored in evidence-based practice.
  • evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual's presentation.
  • undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professionals on the psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings to help facilitate the smooth running of the service and build relationships and shared learning between staff members across the wider team.
  • contribute up to 20% of your time to wider service delivery processes on a topic to be agreed between you and your line manager (for example, Service User Forums EDI projects, etc.)


About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites


Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Holder of an HCPC regulated Clinical/Counselling Psychology qualification OR

Post graduate certificate in evidence-based psychological treatments and eligible for BABCP accreditation
  • Training in evidence-based psychological therapy for PTSD
  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced common mental health problems, across the lifespan and from different cultures.
  • Evidence of experience of working with adults presenting with complex mental health difficulties.
  • Evidence of experience of working with traumatised people including those with PTSD and/or C-PTSD

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to contact Mhairi Stewart at mhairi.stewart@berkshire.nhs.uk wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Holder of an HCPC regulated Clinical/Counselling Psychology qualification OR Post graduate certificate in evidence-based psychological treatments and eligible for BABCP accreditation
  • Training in evidence-based psychological therapy for PTSD


Desirable

  • Psychology degree


Continuous Professional Development

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the current setting


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced common mental health problems, across the lifespan and from different cultures.
  • Evidence of experience of working with adults presenting with complex mental health difficulties.
  • Evidence of experience of working with traumatised people including those with PTSD and/or C-PTSD


Desirable

  • Evidence of experience of working with military personnel or veterans with complex mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of other models of trauma-focussed therapy including NET, EMDR and /or compassion-focussed therapy.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of specialist skills in treating PTSD and trauma related psychological distress within the NICE guidelines
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Received training on assessment/management of risk and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Is computer literate


Additional Requirement

Essential

  • Car driver with ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout South Central region


Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address

Lake Road Health Centre

Nuffield Place

Portsmouth

PO1 4JT

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371-MHS187

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