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Consultant Psychologist / Psychological Therapist / Psychotherapist

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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We're looking for a Consultant Practitioner Psychologist /Psychotherapist / Psychological Therapist to lead our friendly, highly-skilled and enthusiastic community of psychologists and psychological therapists in the Brighton & Hove Adult community mental health services (Assessment & Treatment Service, Community Rehabilitation team, and Assertive Outreach Team).

This is a permanent Band 8c post (WTE 1 37.5 Hours per week, with options for flexible working, and job share if preferred) where you will be working with adults with complex mental health problems, their families and carers.

Applicants must be registered as Practitioner Psychologists with the HCPC, or have recognised professional accreditation in Systemic Family Therapy (AFT), Art Therapy (HCPC), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP), or Psychotherapeutic Counselling (BACP or UKCP).

We are keen to support your professional development and will support you to undertake additional specialist training relevant to the post, plus the regular CPD opportunities for the psychological professions available in the Trust.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the Brighton and Hove Assessment & Treatment Service (ATS), which provides community mental health services for adults of all ages. The service is multi-professional and based across two hubs East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre and Mill View Hospital. The ATS places a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary team working and close working relationships with other local mental health services and community organisations. You will also provide professional leadership to Psychological Professions staff within the Community Rehabilitation Team and the Assertive Outreach Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Practitioner Psychologist/Psychological Therapist / Psychotherapist to support and develop the work of the Psychological Professions within adult community mental health services in Brighton and Hove. You will offer professional leadership and clinical leadership within these services, working directly and indirectly with the client group, and supporting multi-disciplinary colleagues in working with people presenting with high risk and complex needs. You will offer supervision and consultation to the services and ensure that the highest standard of psychological assessment and intervention is offered to the population we serve.

About us

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

Your benefits:

Access to a host of discount schemes including reductions on fuel, high street and online purchases, as well as Blue Light Card advantages!

Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)

Excellent NHS Pension

Discounted gym memberships

Free parking on-site

A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC

Access to full psychological support via our internal wellbeing team

Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development

Living & working in Brighton:

Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed

Great transport links with Brighton train station linking up directly with major cities such as Portsmouth and London, whilst also being a 30-minute train ride to Gatwick Airport

The city is also host to lots of cosy pubs and quirky bars for you to visit

There are also plenty of shops for you to browse during your lunch break or after work, with Churchill shopping centre being the main attraction

Job description

Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

In order to be a successful Consultant Practitioner Psychologist / Psychological Therapist / Psychotherapist in our team, you will have:

Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained before 1996 or outside the UK] as approved by the HCPC, OR recognised professional accreditation in Systemic Family Therapy (AFT), Child Psychotherapy (ACP or UKCP), Art Therapy (HCPC), Play Therapy (BAPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP), or Psychotherapeutic Counselling (BACP or UKCP).

Assessed extensive experience of working as a qualified or registered Practitioner psychologist / Psychological Therapist / Psychotherapist, including significant post-qualification experience within the Specific Care Group/Service.
  • Extensive experience of providing successful clinical leadership within a multidisciplinary mental health provider context

Psychological services in Brighton place a strong emphasis on co-production and drawing on the expertise of people with lived experience, and we welcome staff who share these values to join our service.

Brighton Psychological Practitioners are valued members of the service and offer specialist assessments and interventions, psychological formulation and team consultation. The psychological professions workforce in ATS has expertise in a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy, EMDR and systemic family therapy. We would particularly welcome applicants qualified as EMDR Consultants, but would value expertise in any of the above approaches.

You will be creative and flexible in adapting to change and able to educate and inspire others in working with people with complex mental health problems.

We encourage and support flexible working. We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, flexible start/finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

For further information regarding the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust please visit our careers sitehttps://careers.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

For informal enquiries you are very welcome to contact Dr Emily Gray (Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Brighton and Hove Division) to learn more about the post on 07391 408850 or e-mail Emily.Gray@spft.nhs.uk .

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained before 1996 or outside the UK] as approved by the HCPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in a recognised psychological therapy [or equivalent postgraduate level qualification with further experience and/or training], leading to recognised professional accreditation in Systemic Family Therapy (AFT), Child Psychotherapy (ACP or UKCP), Art Therapy (HCPC), Play Therapy (BAPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP), or Psychotherapeutic Counselling (BACP or UKCP).
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Accredited / registered with professional body / regulator as detailed above


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Doctoral level knowledge of applied psychology and psychological therapy including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological practice
  • Assessed extensive experience of working as a qualified or registered Practioner psychologist, Psychotherapist or psychological therapist, including significant post-qualification experience within the Specific Care Group/Service
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the theory and practice of leadership and management in mental health services
  • Extensive experience of providing successful clinical leadership within a multidisciplinary mental health provider context
  • High level knowledge of national policy frameworks and initiatives and the mental health economy within which the Trust services are provided
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological practice
  • Experience of the successful professional management of psychotherapists, psychological therapists, Practioner psychologists and other psychological professionals
  • Experience of successfully representing the psychological professions and/or services in local or regional policy forums, across services or at equivalent level
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology and psychological therapies in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Experience of multi-professional management of teams or services within the designated care group
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, presenting with the full range of severity, across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary-care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment, both as a care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Community Mental Health Centre

Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW

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354-AB-20801

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