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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist Band 7- 8a Development Post

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Aldershot
Salary
£41,902 to £55,064 a year including 5% HCAS fringe
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of well-established community mental health recovery team in North East Hampshire and Farnham

The post offers a diverse range of experience working with people with complex mental health difficulties. You will join a friendly and supportive group of psychologists in the locality and there will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills through CPD. The trust has an enviable care pathways system which values psychology, psychotherapy and the arts psychotherapies and there are opportunities to train in DBT, CBT for psychosis, family interventions, CBT for personality disorders, compassion-focussed supervision and structured clinical management. Employees are also able to access coaching.

It covers Rushmoor and Hart and we are looking at ways to offer parity of treatment to the local Nepalese population, including talking therapies.

Main duties of the job

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


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

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

• Work collaboratively with service managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

• The post holder will be expected to work flexibly within the service

• Leading on a specific service development projects

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

The job makes better lives by promoting health and independence for people who use our services and their carers/support staff by delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation and interventions; providing consultation, supervision and guidance to assistant psychologists, trainee psychologists and others as required.

Job Overview: To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services.

· To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students

· Promote a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues

· Work collaboratively with team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

· Supporting and/or leading on specific service development projects

· The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service

Please note that this is a band 7 development opportunity and funding has been secured for appointed candidates to progress to a band 8a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist position once agreed clinical and leadership competencies have been met. Unless 8a competencies are met at the time of application, the successful candidate will commence in post at band 7 and then work towards individualised competencies as discussed with the Sector Manager and Psychology Lead.

Person Specification 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
Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications required
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent.
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


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325-C9325-22-3151
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