This is an exciting new post created as part of our transformation of care for people within our Perinatal Mental Health Pathway. Your focus will be on working with women cared for by the Buckinghamshire maternity services.
We wish to appoint a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Band 7) to provide psychological assessments and interventions for pregnant women with mental health problems.
We welcome applications from Clinical or Counselling Psychologists who are either recently qualified or due to qualify in Autumn 2022. This post provides excellent opportunities for newly qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to be supported to develop their skills across the core dimensions of therapy, supervision, teamwork, and leadership. In addition, we would consider applications from psychological therapists, including CBT therapists, who are able to demonstrate they meet the competencies of the job description and person specification.
You should be able to demonstrate your use of the evidence-based practice in specialist adult mental health settings, including competence in cognitive-behavioural and third wave approaches. If not already, you will be willing to work towards accreditation with an accrediting body such as BABCP., for which you will be fully supported.
As a member of our Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team and maternity service, you will work closely with colleagues across the perinatal and wider mental health pathways. You will also liaise with and support psychological therapists working at earlier steps in the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway.
You will join an established, friendly and supportive specialist perinatal mental health team of psychological therapists and mental health professionals, which is part of the wider Buckinghamshire Perinatal Pathway.
The Buckinghamshire Perinatal Mental Health Team is based at The Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury. The service is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of consultant psychiatrists, specialist nurses, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, nursery nurses, Bucks Mind support workers, team managers and administrative staff. The Perinatal Mental Health Team works closely with local maternity services and general hospitals. Operating hours are 9 am-5 pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays).
The post will be attractive to clinical or counselling psychologists with an interest in working with women with mental health problems. You will receive expert clinical supervision and will have access to a wide range of CPD activities. There are excellent opportunities for service development, service evaluation/research and teaching/training.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Chrissie Dransfield, Job title: Senior CBT Therapist
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: 01865901749
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