An opportunity is available to join a progressive, dynamic team within the well-established and highly regarded multi-disciplinary Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS) team in Hastings. The ATS delivers specialist support and clinical interventions to adults with severe and complex mental health difficulties. This post provides a great and exciting opportunity for someone seeking to develop their clinical skills in direct and indirect ways of working and opportunities for service development.
The post holder will support the provision of a high quality, specialist applied psychological therapies to clients, their families or carers, where there are highly complex presentations and receive specialist supervision. They will support in the delivery of a group programme with opportunities to influence and develop this programme. They will also provide consultation and supervision to non-qualified staff and deliver training. They will utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area and contribute to monitoring the clinical outcomes and impact of the service. There will be opportunities to get involved the systemic family therapy clinic and psychosis pathway developments as gaining associated training in relation to family interventions. There is also opportunities to support developments in our complex trauma pathway with training attached.
Main duties of the job
This role will receive supervision from a 8a Clinical Psychologist with sup-port from the wider PPT. The role is located on the seafront within Hastings. A car is not essential as the post is accessible from the train station and transport routes are available. However there is car parking available. This role is a great opportunity for someone interested in working in adult services wanting to gain experience of different presentations and think about gaining further experience in different areas. The role will include providing specialist therapy to different client groups, supporting the community team developing team formulations, staff support, group programme as well as opportunities for service development.
Working for your organisation
Quotes from Hastings & Rother ATS staff:
The team is friendly and there is a lot of support for new starters
There are always people around to give you support
Hastings & Rother Assessment and Treatment Service is a multi-disciplinary service for adults with complex mental health problems. Our work is challenging, but we receive regular positive feedback from our service users and carers.
Our office is right in the thick of Hastings' vibrant and quirky culture and benefits from amazing sea views, with the promenade right across the road. Hastings still maintains its working fishing beach, as well as the old town, castle, pier and the area has some of the most affordable accommodation in the South East.
February: Fat Tuesday https://hastingsfattuesday.co.uk/
May: Jack in the Green https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_in_the_Green
July: Hastings Fringe Festival https://www.hastingsfringecomedyfestival.com/
August: Hastings Carnival week https://www.oldtowncarnivalweek.co.uk/events/
Hastings Pride https://hastingspride.org.uk/
October: Hastings week https://www.hastingsweek.com/
Job description Job responsibilities
Applications are welcome from enthusiastic newly qualified psychologists with specialist knowledge and skills of working with severe and enduring mental health difficulties such as complex trauma, psychosis and personality difficulties. Experience of family interventions, CBT and other evidence based interventions would be welcomed.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as approved by the HCPC
- Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)
- Experience of specialist psychological working (assessment, formulation and treatment) 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 including outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and residential care settings, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
- Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of applied psychology
- High level of knowledge and skills in neuropsychology and evidence of further practice and/or training since qualification
- Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.
- Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC
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