Clinical Psychologist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Epsom / Redhill
£41,902 - £47,684 incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like opportunities to use and develop skills in a range of therapeutic modalities with individuals, families and systems? Would you like to ask ‘what has happened to you’ and not ‘what is wrong with you’…and genuinely be able to build an intervention around the needs of the individual? We are a group of clinicians who value the unique identity of each psychologist in our team. Whether its power threat meaning framework, trauma-informed care or another perspective entirely, dove-tailing skills to develop formulation driven and person-centered care is our absolute priority.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and highly motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our well established multi-disciplinary Community Teams for People with Learning Disabilities. We are offering a full-time permanent Band 7 post, to join our substantial learning disability community team. We would also welcome applications from those looking for part-time work.

The posts offer excellent opportunities to work within a team dedicated to supporting interests in specialist therapeutic models and gaining access to relevant specialist supervision for example systemic and neuropsychological supervision. We work with our psychologists to tailor supervision to their changing development needs and interests.

There are opportunities to work closely with our systemic family therapist as systems work is a key part of what we do. You will join us at an exciting time as we develop a formal systemic pathway and continue to integrate this thinking across the teams. We also provide protected CPD time each month for continued learning.

There are also opportunities to support our work on trauma-informed care within the division and the trust more generally. We have been at the forefront of this work within the LD context nationally and welcome fresh ideas to help us continue developing both our trauma-informed and trauma specific pathways within the community teams.

We have well established links with the Surrey Clinical Psychology doctorate and regularly provide teaching and trainee placements for the course, as well as other professional training programmes. We encourage the development of supervision skills and completion of the Surrey Supervisors Training Course. There will be opportunities for all post holders to undertake supervision and develop their supervisor skills.

We recognize that COVID-19 has brought challenges to all of us and all of our work places: we are responding by developing innovative practices in the context of our friendly and supportive team culture. Some of our work is now remote and we intend to move more toward a flexible working model. We would negotiate on this with the post holder. However, due to the community work involved the applicant will still need a valid driving license and access to a vehicle for work.

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated clinician, we will very much look forward to receiving your application. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr Lizzy Goad on 01737288800 or for an informal discussion.

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