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Clinical Psychologist - Derby City OP CMHT

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Negotiable Band 7/8a (£40,057 - £53,219) pa (depending on experience)
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited to offer this post for a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with older people. The post holder will be able to develop their specialist skills and develop the role of psychology within the MDT, whilst working within a supportive and friendly CMHT.

The post is offered at a band 7 or 8a (dependent on experience) with the potential for progression through a competency-based gateway. We hope to recruit someone full-time, but there is flexibility for a part-time role.

The Psychologists who work across our service value the variety that working into Older People CMHT's can bring. They enjoy using a broad range of knowledge and skills to provide therapy for those presenting with mental health difficulties (including those with cognitive impairment), neuropsychological assessment, and offering advice, consultation andformulation to colleagues who value the contribution that Clinical Psychology brings to their work.

Interviews will be held via MS Teams on Monday 20th June

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who enjoys multidisciplinary team working, has excellent relationship-building skills and has experience of working with people with a broad range of mental health problems and needs (including those arising from an organic impairment).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with service users, formal and informal carers and family members, and use a range of psychological ideas and interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing.

The post is line managed through a robust and supportive Psychology structure and offers great opportunities to develop a specialist area of psychological expertise whilst working therapeutically with Older People, such as within a formal therapy model, neuropsychological assessment, or supervision skills.

This is also a wonderful opportunity to work across a highly diverse population, and within easy reach of beautiful countryside including the stunning Peak District.

About us

The successful candidate will be welcomed into a vibrant and creative team of skilled Clinical Psychologists who have extensive experience, knowledge and expertise, and are passionate about working with older people.

There are excellent opportunities for high quality supervision, and within our team we have Psychologists with further training and experience in a range of therapeutic models (e.g. CFT, family therapy, ISTDP, CAT, EMDR), and a number of Psychologists who have done further training in Neuropsychology and are on the SRCN.

Our Psychology Service has a strong focus on staff wellbeing, is keen to support and develop research activities, and is leading the Trust's development of trauma-informed approaches. There are excellent opportunities for peer support, to join a range of specialist supervision groups and to participate in regular in-house and external CPD. We also have strong links with local Clinical Psychology Training Courses and provide regular placements and teaching.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Good Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above). Eligibility for Graduate membership of the BPS
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the BPS/HCPC
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist by the HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status with the BPS
  • In addition to routine CPD and supervision, has demonstrated a clear commitment to developing a specialist area of expertise relevant to the post through significant training, personal study or experience (essential for Band 8a role)
  • Post qualification training in supervision of other psychologists (essential for Band 8a role)
  • Significant post qualification specialist training / experience through having provided assessment/intervention to older people with mental health problems including dementia and other cognitive problems under clinical supervision whilst working as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist (essential for Band 8a role)
  • Chartered status with the BPS
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a clinical setting with older people with a range of mental health problems and across a variety of settings
  • Experience of providing psychological assessment, formulation and assessment to older people experiencing mental health problems
  • Evidence of taking full clinical responsibility for clients with a range of mental health problems and severity, within the context of multi-disciplinary care (essential for Band 8a role)
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS & HCPC
  • Assessment and therapeutic skills related to complex, severe and enduring mental health problems
Other Essential
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post, which includes being able to travel efficiently to different bases and completing home visits

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