Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are pleased to offer this development role to an enthusiastic, committed psychologist to contribute to the development and delivery of community adult mental health services in the city teams in Herefordshire.

Herefordshire is at the forefront of Community Transformation. We have an integrated and inclusive psychological therapies pathway, offering a range of standalone psychological interventions as well as delivering care to those with more complex presentations. We have robust Emotion Regulation & Psychosis Pathways and are central to developing Trauma Informed Care in the Trust.

  • We welcome applications for full time/part time working
  • There is opportunity for blended working (on site and from home)
  • You will commence in role as a band 7 and then on successful completion of the development plan move to a band 8a. Copies of both job descriptions are included in the supporting documents.


We welcome enquires so please contact the recruiting manager (details at the top right-hand side of the advert) for informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

The post is integral to the Neighbourhood Community Mental Health Service, working alongside qualified psychologists, psychological therapists and art therapists. New roles include CAPs and MHWBPs.

We emphasise the value of psychological assessment, formulation and consultation early within a service-users’ journey. The post holder will provide specialist individual interventions and contribute to our extensive group programme. You will help to create and sustain more co-produced psychologically and trauma informed environments. You will be actively supported to develop service initiatives in line with key national and local priorities and with local partners.

You will be a valued member of our highly respected psychological service. We offer a variety of evidence based psychological models and invest in model specific supervision. As a development role, your personal and professional development will be key, fostered within a culture of strong, compassionate working relationships.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Behave consistently with and promote the values and beliefs of the organisation
  • Use their initiative, be responsible and accountable for providing a systematic psychology service, specialist psychological interventions, clinical and research supervision and training to other health and care staff as agreed with the service lead/manager.
  • Receive and actively participant in regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice.
  • Participate in national and regional professional speciality meetings and seminars as appropriate
  • Meet and maintain targets within the adult mental health service


For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc/BA Honours degree at 2:1 or above in psychology
  • Post graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Registered with HCPC as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • Evidence of regular continuing professional development through further professional training and experience, as required by the HCPC and the BPS.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Highly developed and effective communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to communicate complex, highly personal and sensitive information.
Knowledege Essential
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and national guidance and their implication for clinical practice.
Experience Essential
  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of conducting clinically relevant research
  • Significant experience of supervised practice
  • Experience of assessing and providing a wide range of psychological interventions to a wide range of patients presenting with a full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for a patients psychological care and treatment
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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