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Senior Clinical Psychologist - part time

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Reigate, Surrey
£52,963 to £59,360 (Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS) per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a vacancy for a 0.5 wte band 8a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist at Reigate and Tandridge CMHRS (Community Recovery Team). 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 highly specialist psychology services for this client group. He/she would be working closely with other psychologists in the team and with multi-disciplinary team members and other teams, such as, the Home Treatment Teams and Inpatient services. He/she would be involved in the assessment and assigning of clients to specific care clusters and offering evidence-based psychological interventions within each care cluster.This is an exciting time to join SABP as we are at the forefront of developing services and are working closely with NHS England to develop and test out new models of care. We have received additional funding to transform our community and crisis services and you will be joining us at an interesting and exciting time in NHS Mental Health Services.Applicants must be registered with HCPC.Please feel free to contact Dr Gayatri Shah on 017377288960 if you areinterested in this post.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and 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 and complex 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 for people with complex needs.

Please refer the job description for full details

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 within easy reach.

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

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Must be HCPC registered psychologist


  • Any additional therapeutic qualifications e.g. EMDR, advanced CBT, advanced psychosis.



  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic
  • Experience of supervising assistant and trainee clinical psychologists

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Reigate and Tandridge CMHRS,

Gatton Place

Reigate, Surrey


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