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Band 7 / 8a Development post for Practitioner Psychologist

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

An exciting and well supported opportunity for an enthusiastic Practitioner psychologist (Clinical or Counselling psychologist), HCPC registered (or on their way to registration ) to join our small psychology team and a very friendly MDT in Crewe, East Cheshire. Our psychology provision is unfortunately limited at present, but we are very keen to expand and develop, meeting Community Transformation agenda ambitions and to make psychological interventions widely available to a greater majority of the service users under the care of the CMHT.

Applications welcomed from candidates applying for the Band 8A position but we also welcome applications from newly qualified practitioner psychologists who wish to pursue a robust developmental pathway to an 8a position (usually achieved 2 years post qualification )

For the qualified 8A candidate supervision training is essential.

The successful candidate will be provided with professional and clinical supervision frameworks and multiple opportunities to develop their specialist clinical (including developing/ enhancing therapeutic modalities) and professional skills through a well-resourced CPD structure. Commitment to ethical and trauma informed practice and a positive approach to recovery are essential.

We welcome conversations with applicants interested in this post. We also particularly welcome applications and conversations with applicants from under represented communities.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialist psychology service to clients with complex psychological and mental health presentations.

Please see the Job Description.

As a trust we promote working collaboratively and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social care professionals and agencies. Essential responsibility will be to embed a psychologically informed model of practice within the service and in collaboration with other agencies.

You will provide clinical leadership, supervision, and consultation to junior psychology /therapy colleagues, assistant psychologists, and trainee psychologists. You will take part on service development and quality improvement projects. Community Cheshire East CMHT is an exciting place to work, where change and creativity are welcomed. Staff wellbeing is paramount to our team, and we aim to prioritise this within the workplace. Peer supervision, clinical supervision, management supervision is offered and used to promote staff wellbeing as well as high quality of care.

There are excellent opportunities for continuing professional development and pursuit of specific areas of interest whether clinical, therapeutic or research based.

This is a full time role, and the hours may be spread flexibility across the week to suit the needs of the post holder and the service.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, counselling or health psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996)
  • HCPC Registered (Band 8a)
  • BABCP/UKCP or other relevant registration professional body (Band 8a)
  • Additional Psychotherapy qualification/ training relevant to working with complex presentations in one or more psychological therapies e.g CBT, Compassion focused Therapy, Brief interpersonal therapy, Dynamic Interpersonal therapy
  • Supervision training (Band 8a)


Desirable

  • Core NHS/Social Services professional training


Knowledge & Expertise

Essential

  • Skills in conducting complex psychological assessment and intervention frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex and /or clinically sensitive information to clients and professional colleagues within and outside the NHS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Skills in providing Consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups (Band 8a)


Desirable

  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Knowledge of supervision theory and practice
  • Skills in working with people with complex and specialist needs
  • Ability to apply psychological knowledge creatively in developing new initiatives.
  • Experience of liaison with other health professionals (Band 8a)
  • Experience of providing teaching and training (Band 8a)
  • Experience of contributing to policy and service development (Band 8a)
  • Awareness of national health care policy and guidance (Band 8a)


Experience

Essential

  • Post-qualification NHS experience of working as a clinical, counselling or health psychologist therapeutically with adult clients with varied psychological problems
  • Experience of engaging and sustaining work with ambivalent clients
  • Experience of engaging and sustaining work with ambivalent clients
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-professional team


Desirable

  • Experience of liaison with other health professionals
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of providing teaching and training
  • Experience of contributing to policy and service development
  • Experience of working with Older Adults


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of engaging and sustaining work with complex clients.
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-professional team.
  • Post-qualification NHS experience of working as a clinical, counselling or health psychologist therapeutically with adult clients with varied psychological problems (Band 8a)
  • Experience of engaging and sustaining work with ambivalent clients (Band 8a)
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within the context of a multi -disciplinary teams and care plans (Band 8a)
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-professional team (Band 8a)


Desirable

  • Experience of liaison with other health professionals
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision (Band 8a)
  • Experience of providing teaching and training (Band 8a)
  • Experience of contributing to policy and service development (Band 8a)
  • Experience of working with Older Adults (Band 8a)


Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Delamere Resource Centre

45 Delemere Street,

Crewe

CW1 2ER

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