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Highly Specialist Paediatric Psychological Therapist

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basildon
Salary
£50,952 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Are you interested in the link between physical and emotional health? Would you like to take up a lead role in the service development of our Paediatric Psychological Therapies provisionwithina creative and enthusiastic team who prioritise supporting our staff and their development by providing both individual and group supervision as well as regular team discussions?

We are very excited to invite applications for a newly created Band 8A post in our Paediatric Psychological Therapies team. We have funding for 1.0 WTE and welcome applications for full- and/or part-time hours. The Psychological Therapies Team is a growing, unique hospital-based psychological service. Having established an excellent reputation over the years, offering treatment for both inpatients and outpatients from a wide range of medical specialities, we are now able to develop the Paediatric Team further and expand across all three hospital sites within Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a vibrant multidisciplinary team which includes psychotherapists, child and asolescent psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists, art therapists, mental health liaison staff and administrators.

Main duties of the job

You will lead the delivery of a new service to provide Psychological Therapies across a broad range of paediatric patient groups such as Neonatal/Type 1 Diabetes/Oncology, and working with both inpatients and outpatients and their families.There is also the exciting opportunity to be involved in the Infant Bereavement Service.

In addition, you will provide clinical supervision and support staff through reflective practice. This role would be ideal for a colleague who is keen to develop their leadership skills whilst retaining opportunities to deliver clinical work.

We are looking for a skilled, experienced, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individual, who is resilient and flexible and able to meet the challenge of this complex work. We require a fully accredited and qualified candidate who is able to work on their own initiative, as well as in a supportive team with a displayed interest in the link between physical and psychological health.This is a rare opportunity to join and grow our service for the future.

Interviews will be in two stages to give candidates a clear idea of the post and for us to experience them in both group and individual settings. The interview details are below:

Date: Monday, 8th July 2024

About us

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We look forward to your application. Please refer to attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education/Experience

Essential

  • Post-graduate Qualification in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Counselling, Art Psychotherapy.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or equivalent, such as UKPC or BACP.
  • Clear and concise written application.
  • Experience of working with MDTs to support children, young people and their families.
  • Appropriate demonstrable clinical paediatric experience in a hospital setting.


Desirable

  • Experience of providing clinical supervision, reflective practice and/or supporting staff groups.


Accreditation

Essential

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or equivalent, such as UKPC or BACP.


Communication

Essential

  • Clear and concise written application.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with MDTs to support children, young people and their families.


Experience

Essential

  • Appropriate demonstrable clinical paediatric experience in a hospital setting.


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Basildon

Nether Mayne

Basildon

SS16 5NL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

390-B&P-BR-3063

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