8A psychologist/ 7 preceptorship psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £53,219 a year Salary is dependant on experience
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Recruitment incentive of £5,000 pro rata for successful candidates over 2.5 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Relocation package available up to £8, 000. Terms and conditions apply.

Preceptorship available.

Band 7-8A Psychologist in Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs)

We are recruiting to CMHT psychologist postsin Northamptonshire. CMHTs are multi-disciplinary teams providing specialist support and intervention to people with a range of mental health difficulties. CMHTs are undergoing a positive transformation in line with the Long Term Plan for mental health and the provision of psychological therapy is being expanded.

There are 4 North teams, based in Kettering and Wellingborough and 5 South teams, based in Northampton and Daventry. Psychologists work across North/South teams, not as lone psychologists in a team.

This post offers:
  • Preceptorship opportunity for newly qualified applicants (support and bespoke development plan to meet requirements of preceptorship)
  • Support for further relevant and accredited training (financial/time).
  • Opportunity to build a solid base of clinical skills and confidence across a broad range of conditions and situations
  • Opportunities for leadership development through involvement in high impact projects.
  • Support for relevant research/evaluation
  • Cross-specialty work and specialising in areas of interest if desired
  • Mentorship opportunities and support from the Newly Qualified group
  • Hybrid remote/face2face working
    Job overview

Main duties of the job

CMHT psychologists provide psychological assessment and interventions across the breadth of client groups and presentations seen in the team. They guide and develop psychologically informed work of the multi-disciplinary team through supervision and consultation. Additionally, psychologists hold an important role in the clinical leadership of the CMHTs.It is a fantastic time to be joining us given the financial investment and associated opportunities. Psychologists will be supported to be involved with service improvements, including the move to more Trauma Informed services. They also work alongside established services such as thePersonality Disorder Service, Eating Disorders service and Complex PTSD service. Furthermore, we are developing stronger links with third sector and community organisations - coproduction is highly valued in the trust.

We would consider applications for either full or part-time work.

The successful applicant(s) would be line managed and supervised by the Principal Psychologists based in the CMHTs.

The Adult Mental Health Psychology Lead also provides support.

Please be aware that all staff employed by NHFT are expected to adhere to the current infection prevention and control guidelines.

About us

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust was rated as Outstanding by CQC in 2018 and is a great place to work. We are proud of the Psychology provision within the Trust, and feedback has consistently been that we have a well-developed Psychology network in the Trust which offers a strong sense of professional identity, support and strategic influence. Psychology and psychological approaches are highly valued in the Trust, and Psychologists have the opportunity to shape clinical and organisational strategy as well as provide clinical services.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated Outstanding and is a great place to work. Northamptonshire is a pleasant area with a mix of rural and urban locations and is within easy distance of other key locations in the Midlands with excellent rail and road links.

Job description Job responsibilities

or further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology or equivalent
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a variety of settings
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Post-doctoral training in, evidence-based specialist psychological therapies for people with complex mental health difficulties
  • Experience of the application of clinical/counselling psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • experience working in Community mental health settings
Skills Essential
  • Well-developed skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management of eating disorders, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Well-developed skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour

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