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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - Band 8a / 7 ( Inpatients )

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basildon
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our innovative and evolving psychological inpatient services in EPUT. This role is based at Basildon Mental Health Unit.

Attached to this post is up to £6000 of CPD funding over a 3 year period for training in a therapeutic modality which aligns with service needs (subject to successful completion of 6 months probationary).

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. If you would like more information please contact recruitment.adverts@nhs.net

We invest in the staff who work with us and many of our Consultant Psychologists have been promoted within EPUT. We value staff well-being in what can be challenging, but, hugely rewarding work. We understand the importance of flexible working to maintain a work/home life balance and offer different configurations. Additional hours, part time, job-share applications are all welcome for discussion.

Registration with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is essential and eligibility for registration with a professional clinical body (BPS).

Please contact Rachel Whyte for further discussionEmail:rachel.whyte1@nhs.net Mobile: 07581026796

We look forward to hearing from you

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone with experience of working with a range of presentations who can formulate complexity and risk and works well within an MDT. Experience of in-patient settings is desirable - if you have experience of working with complex needs and trauma and enjoy the benefits and challenges of working in an MDT, please get in touch. Applications from newly qualified clinical/counselling psychologists or those about to complete training are welcomed under a preceptorship arrangement.

The post holder will join an established team of Psychological Practitioners, Arts Psychotherapists, trainees, Clinical Associates in Psychology trainees (CAPS) and Assistant Psychologists (APs). The post holder will have excellent assessment, formulation and intervention skills and an ability to work with service users presenting in crisis. Indirect duties include: supervisory responsibilities, representation at meetings, leading/ supporting with service development and staff support initiatives.

Join EPUT for a wealth of benefits:
  • A commitment to develop your career and CPD
  • A preceptorship arrangement for newly qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists (when criteria have been fulfilled, 6-12 months post induction)
  • A relocation package of up to £8000
  • Flexible working
  • Support for overseas candidates
  • Access to Staff Networks, including: BAME; LGBTQ+; Faith; Carers; Disability


About us

Attached to this post is up to £6000 of CPD funding over the course of 3 years for a skills specific training in a therapeutic modality which is aligned with the needs of our service and inpatient service users (subject to successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months). We want to provide staff with high quality training to meet their needs and to ensure that we are offering the best possible treatment to the population we serve.

As well as applicants from the UK, we encourage overseas candidates to apply for this role. We welcome diversity within our organisation. We can offer guidance for candidates coming from overseas about settling into working in the UK and we have a programme to provide a 'buddy' for you, i.e. a member of the Psychological Services Directorate who has also emigrated to join us at EPUT and can guide you through as you settle into your new home. We understand that, as an overseas candidate, you will have gone through excellent training in your country of origin and we encourage you to join us.

Job description Job responsibilities

We, the Adult Inpatient Psychological Services team aim to understand the impact of trauma and adverse experiences on an individuals crisis presentation within the hospital setting. We work together with our MDT colleagues to ensure our Service Users experience purposeful inpatient admissions and timely discharges.

EPUTs Adult Inpatient Psychological Services team cover 6 inpatient sites across Essex. Each site has a Principal Lead overseeing the area. Our team is comprised of Principal/Senior Practitioners, Arts Psychotherapists, trainees and CAPS. We acknowledge the excellent day-to-day work of our staff team and also pride ourselves on new creative practice as evidenced by recent innovations; such as our Out of Hours access to psychological groups scheme and our nationally recognised staff training packages.

As well as applicants from the UK, we encourage overseas candidates to apply for this role. We welcome diversity within our organisation. We can offer guidance for candidates coming from overseas about settling into working in the UK and we have a programme to provide a buddy for you, i.e. a member of the Psychological Services Directorate who has also emigrated to join us at EPUT and can guide you through as you settle into your new home. We understand that, as an overseas candidate, you will have gone through excellent training in your country of origin and we encourage you to join us, even if for 2 to 3 years if you are not yet sure that you want to make the UK your permanent residence.

The Psychological Services Directorate enjoys good links with and supervises clinical psychology trainees from The University of East Anglia, University of Essex and University College training schemes. Clinical research, teaching and specialised interests are encouraged as well as formal courses. Members of the directorate have enjoyed secondments and learning opportunities across the Trust. Applications from newly qualified clinical/counselling psychologists or those about to complete training are welcomed under a preceptorship arrangement.

For more information please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology OR equivalent Psychological Therapy training (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • HCPC Registration and BPS accreditation OR BABCP Full Accreditation
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
Desirable
  • Post accreditation training in additional specialised areas of psychological practice e.g. CBT, CBTp, EMDR, DBT, CAT or other.
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of mental health legislation, NHS Constitution, CPA and risk assessment and management
  • British Psychological Society Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of psychological therapies and the application of current models of practice, specialist assessment tools and outcomes frameworks including specialist area of practice.
  • Ability and knowledge to select and apply psychological specific interventions.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of health legislation, principles of CPA and Care Management, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act 1983 and safeguarding, the NHS Constitution, and risk assessment / management.
Desirable
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS for Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and OR recommended by BABCP/BACP for Psychological Therapists
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist or psychological therapist for a minimum of two years


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