Principal Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

View more

Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Perinatal Care
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
An exciting opportunity for a Principal Clinical / Counselling Psychologist has arisen within our Perinatal Mental Health Service, providing specific support for the Yorkshire & Humber Mother and Baby Unit, an 8 bedded unit located in Leeds.

You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, effective psychological therapies and for maximising the therapeutic capacity of this specialist regional team. You will support research and evaluation and contribute to service development, supporting the team to deliver excellence in meeting the needs of women, babies and their families during the perinatal period. You will have close working links with psychologists and psychological therapists within the Leeds Community Perinatal Mental Health Team, in order to access clinical and professional supervision and to develop and embed the psychological offer at the MBU.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, you should have clinical experience of supporting women with mental health problems during the perinatal period and of providing therapeutic interventions to support the development of the mother-infant relationship. You should have the ability to provide psychological assessments, formulations and interventions for women experiencing severe and complex mental health difficulties including postpartum psychosis and bipolar disorder, as well as to support multi-disciplinary colleagues in working with this client group. Previous experience of working in inpatient settings would be an advantage.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality, compassionate specialist psychological service as part of the Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit. To supervise and provide line management support to psychological therapists working with women during the perinatal period to ensure that their case management is psychologically informed and operationalizes psychological principles. To support innovation within the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) and the development of leadership within the team and within the Perinatal service to ensure a sustainable service to women during the perinatal period..

To take the lead in identified service developments proposing and implementing policy changes within this domain that may impact on other professions and services. Using professional skills in research, audit, policy and service development to ensure that the project continues to evaluate the impact of the work and to embed learning into practice. To use research skills to demonstrate a commitment to development and effective partnership working. To participate in the delivery of training for others regarding aspects of working with in perinatal services.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate level training in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the BPS (or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996) with HCPC registration
  • Doctorate level training in Counselling Psychology as accredited by the BPS with HCPC registration
  • Post-qualification training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
Experience Essential
  • Post-qualification experience of working with women and families in the perinatal period

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert