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Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum inc Fringe HCAS rate
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is available to either recently qualified practitioner psychologists who will be supported to develop into a band 8a role or to more experienced practitioners able to fulfil the senior role now. The senior role will include line management of others and more clinical leadership.

Little Brook hospital has three acute wards and a male PICU. Psychological practice within the hospital is a valued service. Psychologically informed care is becoming more mainstreamed through initiatives such as trauma informed and formulation driven care plans. Indirect work with staff teams is an important part of the role provided through e.g. team debriefs and reflective practice. Direct clinical work involves delivery of brief adapted evidence based psychological treatments through both group and individual work. An ability to work with families would be valuable.

The post is available as a full time (37.5 hrs) position. Part time applicants (minimum 3 days per week, 22.5 hrs) may also apply

For the band 7 position:

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of Specialist Psychological Services to clients with complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties entering Acute services
  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions in these services taking substantial professional responsibility and exercising autonomous judgement in their professional
  • To be responsible for providing a specialist psychological perspective in the multi-disciplinary assessment of service users and their
  • To contribute highly specialist psychological advice to the multi-disciplinary formulation of appropriate therapeutic approaches or intervention plans, and to be involved in, or oversee specialist psychological aspects of their implementation in collaboration with other
  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

As this post is based in Dartford the successful applicant willreceive an additional payment each month.5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of�1,192 per year and a maximum payment of �2,011 per year (the agreed annual amount will be divided into 12 equal amounts and paid monthly)

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Reflective Practice


  • Experience running groups

Qualifications & Experience


  • HCPC registered
  • supervision of others
  • experience of running reflective practice groups
  • experience of running groups


  • training in complex MH problems



  • Reflective Practice


  • Experience running groups



  • working in an acute setting


  • working with complex cases

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Little Brook Hospital, Dartford

Bow Arrow Lane



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