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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,902 - £47,684 inc Fringe HCAs
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Part Time
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Surrey Heath Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) and Integrated Care Team (ICT)

Band 7 Fixed Term (12 Months to provide Maternity Cover)

0.35 WTE (14 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with a keen interest in physical health and comorbid mental health to work within the Surrey Heath CMHTOP and ICT (covers towns such as Frimley, Camberley, Ash Vale, Lightwater, Bagshot and Chobham). The team is leading the way in innovative, integrated working with primary care and were recently awarded the RCPsych Psychiatric Team of the Year 2018 Older-age Adults and in 2019 the team was Highly Commended at the National OPMH & Dementia Awards (Positive Practice Mental Health). The Service is also MSNAP Accredited.

This post is for a 12 month fixed term contract (14 hours per week) to cover maternity leave, specialising in providing psychological interventions focused on physical health and comorbid mental health difficulties. There may be other opportunities across the trust if you wish to increase your hours of working/combine roles. Please enquire further if interested.

You will be working collaboratively with members of a dynamic and well-established community multidisciplinary team alongside the Surrey Heath Integrated Care Service, where psychology is seen as a highly valuable resource. Work within the ICT will include attending integrated multidisciplinary meetings with secondary and primary care health and social care professionals to provide input on case management, alongside providing direct clinical interventions to those over the age of 65 with comorbid physical and mental health difficulties. The role requires working closely with key stakeholders as we continuously improve the delivery of high quality, patient focused services and develop a strong empowered workforce.

Working in this field offers a wealth of opportunities for Psychologists to utilise a diverse range of professional skills, which includes completing comprehensive assessments and formulations, therapy interventions, consultation and training to non-psychology colleagues, and contribution to service development initiatives. We are keen to recruit clinicians who wish to develop a well-rounded set of clinical skills but are also supportive in nurturing people’s special interests.

You will be joining two active psychology departments, Health Psychology and Older Persons Psychology, where psychologists connect regularly to share experiences, campaign for the rights of older people and those who have physical health difficulties, and shape local services. We have strong links with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme at the University of Surrey, as well as our Trust’s Research & Development team.

You will be well supported within the psychology departments, where Continuing Professional Development and staff support are highly valued. There will also be opportunities for you to meet regularly with other Psychologists across the Trust for CPD events and service development/transformation projects.

The post holder will be supervised by a Senior Clinical Health Psychologist and ICT Team Leader/Sector Manager.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and are happy to explore your preferences for desired hours/working patterns at interview. The position offers opportunity for both remote and community working. The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

We welcome applicants who are newly-qualified, as well as those with post-qualification experience. Any job offer will be dependent on HCPC registration.

For further details about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

  • Dr Sarah Barrett (Principle Clinical Psychologist & Psychology Lead for Older Persons Community Services ): 01932 587033, (Tuesday to Thursday)
  • Lovemore Munowenyu (ICT Lead and Surrey Heath CMHTOP Sector Manager): 01276 454100, (Monday- Friday)

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