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Talking Therapies Senior Locality Clinician

Employer
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Location
Thatcham
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Interviews will be held on 03 June 2024.
To provide a qualified specialist assessment and therapy service to adults as part of the Talking Therapies service. To take a senior, lead role and provide advice and consultation on clients' psychological care working within the policies, procedures, and protocols for the service. To manage and lead a team which will focus on service delivery of the Talking Therapies programme.
Full time and Part Time hours considered.

Berkshire Healthcare's vision is to provide the best care in the right place developing and delivering excellent services in local communities with people and their families to improve their health, well-being and independence. We pride ourselves in recruiting staff who display our values and the right behaviours and work hard to create a culture which respects all of our staff for the unique contribution they make to ensuring high quality care is delivered. Our values are:

Caringfor and about you is our top priority.

Committedto providing good quality, safe services .

workingTogetherwith you to develop innovative solution.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead, develop, monitor and evaluate new or existing areas of service delivery, care and treatment and to be involved in the implementation of various interventions.
  • To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.
  • To be responsible for line management, project management and pathway leadership as appropriate.
  • To develop skills in the areas of training and supervision, providing clinical supervision to other qualified clinicians, and supervision of other team members' work, as appropriate.
  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff in areas of the post holder's competence as required.
  • To provide a specialist assessment and therapy service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources, including psychological assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and in direct structured observations as well as interviews with clients.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal treatment of client's problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy according to N.I.C.E. guidelines.


About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites


Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:

1. Doctoral level training in clinical psychology /counselling or health psychology Or Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level. AND Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. RMN, Social Worker or equivalent. AND British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy accreditation Or Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. Counselling Psychologist/ RMN/ Social Worker or equivalent AND Recognised Accredited Qualification in Counselling (CFD)/ IPT/ DIT.

2. A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience of specialist therapy assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health

3. Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.

4. Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you're someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Jennifer Herbert on 0300 365 2000 or email: jennifer.herbert@berkshire.nhs.uk who'll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology /counselling or health psychology
  • OR Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level. AND Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. RMN, Social Worker or equivalent. AND British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy accreditation.
  • OR Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. Counselling Psychologist/ RMN/ Social Worker or equivalent AND Recognised Accredited Qualification in Counselling (CFD)/ IPT/ DIT


Continuous Professional Development

Essential

  • Evidence of attending regular, relevant CPD in line with guidelines from the professional body.


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to psychological therapists
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience of specialist therapy assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Ability to demonstrate an interest in working with adults with 'common' mental health needs and LTCs.


Desirable

  • Experience of the application of therapy in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Clearly demonstrable significant increase in depth and breadth or knowledge in relation to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy/Counselling theory and practice beyond the level of postgraduate diploma
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Evidence of ability to develop and evaluate areas of care and treatment.
  • Skills in providing advice to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Keyboard skills sufficient to enter data/write reports.
  • Ability to self-reflect and use clinical supervision appropriately.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two psychological therapies.


Personal

Essential

  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to sustain intense levels of concentration responding and participating as required.
  • Ability to drive and willing to use car for work purposes.
  • Willingness to work across Berkshire.
  • Able to work in UK


Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address

Talking Therapies West

Hillcroft House, Beechcroft, Rookes Way

Thatcham

RG18 3HR

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371-MHS400

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