Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hull
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
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We are delighted to advertisea full time band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work from the Homeless Mental Health Team providing a psychology provision alongside two other colleagues in the team as the integrated psychology hub. The post is fixed term for a year but commissioners are keen to make this a permanent post. Applicants wanting part-time work will be considered so please state your preferred working hours in your application.

You will be working according to the principles of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) and trauma-informed approaches. You will be part of the Homeless Mental Health Team and be primarily based within the Step Up /Step Down care for people who are homeless or rough sleepers , with the aim of developing a psychologically aware and trauma informed service to residents, management and staff within the settings. This will include indirect and direct working with service users; training and supporting staff teams and evaluation.

The Homeless Mental Health Team supports the Changing Futures work; including Step Down/Step Up provision and the Making Every Adult Matter or MEAM cohort with the aim of developingpsychologically aware and trauma informed services across the integrated partnership.

Please see additional information document for information on the wider service.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical service to clients of the Step Down/Step Up bed provision, by being accountable in own area of responsibility and providing strong, effective professional direction, ensuring the delivery of evidence based, bespoke, tailored psychological interventions and practice.
  • To be part of the integrated team offering Step Down/Step Up provision to the rough sleeper and homeless population in Hull.
  • To be part of a wider collective of psychologists working in the system - within the Making Every Adult Matter cohort and the Homeless Mental Health Team, developing PIE and trauma informed approaches.
  • To provide advice and support to staff in the Step Down bed provision - including supervision, and direct and indirect assessment and formulation.
  • To contribute to appropriate training, teaching and supervision of other staff including assistant and trainee psychologists.
  • To manage a specialised caseload of complex clients.
  • To utilise research skills by contributing to the identification, initiation and co-ordination of audit and research within the relative service area.
  • To develop and work within the model of pre-treatment therapy.
  • To develop with the team a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) .
  • To be part of the development of the Step Down /Step Up service based on trauma informed principles.
  • To support and work with the ethos of collaboratively agreed care with the service user.


About us

The Step Down/Step Up beds are to support transfer of homeless people from hospital to a space where they can have a short period of holistic support from a multidisciplinary team. During this time appropriate accommodation will be ascertained for them going forward from a collaborative MDT perspective .

The beds will also be used to prevent hospital admissions, where possible and appropriate , to the acute trust.

The opportunity will be used to support all aspects of health and wellbeing, for example, ongoing physical health needs, psychological support, Autistic Spectrum Condition and dual diagnosis needs.

The integrated team comprises support staff, Social Work, OT, Clinical Psychology, Health Care Assistant, GP time and Inclusion Health Nurse.

The health team will be responsible for defining clear pathways and deciding who has access to beds.

Changing Futures describes an approach which will radically change how we respond and behave as a trauma informed city. This includes multiple work streams which include the Step Down/Step Up provision and the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) work. MEAM is a non-prescriptive framework to guide local areas in the design and delivery of coordinated services providing an opportunity to bring together key local stakeholders across all sectors, to focus on fresh thinking and identifying new approaches to tackling multiple, complex needs in Hull.

Job description Job responsibilities

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical service to those in the Step Down/Step Up provision, by providing strong, effective professional direction, ensuring the delivery of bespoke , tailored evidence based psychological interventions and practice. The psychologist will support the development of a safe space, the building of trusting relationships, support trauma informed approaches and provide reflective practice.

Please see job description and person specification documents attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Imminent or actual post-grad doctoral level training in clinical psychology or its equivalent including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan development psychology.
  • To be eligible to hold and maintain current professional registration in line with HCPC on completion of training
Desirable
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more specialised areas of psychological practice
Skills Essential
  • Skills in providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Skills in working with people presenting with multiple and complex needs.
  • Ability to effectively chair meetings
  • Skills in working with people presenting with multiple and complex needs
Desirable
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Leadership training/qualification/experience
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency context
  • Experience of working with trauma cases
Desirable
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or clinical supervision
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring and teaching
Desirable
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership/management skills at an advanced level


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