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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum pro rata (inclusive of high-cost area supplement)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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It's an exciting time to join us. KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection. KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all.

We are looking for a part-time enthusiastic and committed senior clinical/counselling psychologist or psychotherapist to perform at a band 8a, to join our well-established and dynamic service in adult mental health for people who live in Dartford, Gravesend, and Swanley, in Kent. Working 33.75 hours a week.

The post holder will be based at Arndale House within a Psychological Therapies service which includes psychological clinicians of several disciplines and trainees. The DGS Secondary Care Psychological Therapies service is situated within the Swale Community Mental Health Together Plus team and we provide a comprehensive service to adults with complex and longstanding mental health conditions and emotional difficulties.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to be involved in providing assessment and treatment (individual and group), participating in multidisciplinary staff development and supervision, enhancing the provision of psychological therapies for adult mental health, service development and evaluation, and taking part in a monthly program of continuing professional development. As part of your role, you will have a role in supervising established interventions within the Transformation pathways delivering interventions to MHT and MHT+. Training and supervision will be available. Management experience is also available for interested candidates with opportunities to develop leadership competencies and skills.

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.

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

The post holders will join a supportive and diverse psychological therapies service with 6 clinicians from clinical psychology, CBT psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and trainees. We have strong links with the South Thames Clinical Psychology Training Centre in Tunbridge Wells, attached to Christ Church University in Canterbury and our service is in the process of offering an annual rotation of both first and third-year trainees on placement who join our service. These links also provide access to a wide variety of post-qualification training courses and events.

deliver an effective service you must be able to travel within the locality promptly. A car is not essential but desirable. Train and bus routes to and from Dartford are within walking distance.

We welcome you to contact us for additional information or an informal telephone conversation or visit. Please contact Dr. Paula Maggi, Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Lead for North Kent Secondary Care Psychological Therapies service at paula.maggi@nhs.net.

The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Achieved Grades
  • Years of Experience in Secondary Care
  • Experience of group work
  • Leadership Experience/Qualities
  • Competency in Service Development
  • Experience delivering interventions for SMI
  • Supervision skills


Desirable

Essential

  • Experience of Teaching
  • Management skills
  • Team Player


Essential

Essential

  • Achieved Grades
  • Years of Experience in Secondary Care
  • Experience delivering interventions for SMI
  • Leadership Experience/Qualities
  • Experience conducting group work


Desirable

Essential

  • Team Player
  • Personable skills
  • Audit/Research Skills
  • Being able to work under pressure


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Arndale House, Dartford

18-20 Spital St

Dartford

DA1 2DR

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380-NK102

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