Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epsom
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year plus 5% high cost supplement
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Full-time Band 7 vacancy at Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS) for Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or BABCP accredited CBT Therapist (with core professional qualification e.g. nursing, OT, social worker)

0.5wte or 18.75 hours per week at Epsom CMHRS, Epsom, Surrey

0.5wte or 18.75 hours per week at Tandridge CMHRS, Caterham, Surrey

We welcome soon to be qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists (who are within 3 to 6 months of being eligible for HCPC registration) to apply for this post or a BABCP accredited CBT therapist with a core professional qualification.

If you enjoy working in a friendly multi-disciplinary team and with service users with a range of clinical presentations, then this could be the job for you. We offer regular supervision and CPD events. You will have opportunities to regularly connect with psychologists working in the East locality of our Trust.

In our Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS) we see adults with complex, severe, and enduring mental health problems. The principles and philosophy of care are based on the recovery model and NICE evidenced based interventions. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychology services for this client group.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services

To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students

Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues

To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see supporting document attached for full JD.

Key responsibilities

· To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

· To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

· To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

· To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services

· To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

· To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.

· To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group

· To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

· To positively contribute to divisional and team developments in relation to all aspects of psychology practice.

· To contribute to the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of assistant psychologists as required.

· To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

· To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people within the care group are addressed within local services and future developments.

Additional Responsibilities Working Age Adults(WAA)

· To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications required
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • OR
  • CBT therapist with BABCP accreditation who also has a core professional qualification (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy)
Desirable
  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic (Clinical and Counselling Psychologists)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic (Clinical and Counselling Psychologists)
Desirable
  • Experience of working with adults with complex, severe and enduring problems. Experience of working with people with psychosis, personality disorders and complex trauma.


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325-C9325-22-2703
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