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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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To participate in the provision of psychological services to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the South West Kent locality served by the Trust.

In particular:

To be responsible for the systematic provision of a Specialist Psychology/Psychotherapy Service to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the South West Kent (SWK) secondary care mental health services. To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions in these services taking substantial professional responsibility and making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.

To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.

Main duties of the job

The SWK locality service comprises a cohesive and supportive team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Specialist Counselling providing CBT, CAT, MBT, EMDR, art psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We are currently recruiting after many years of valued staffing stability in the team. We have a well-established group programme including MBT and CBT for psychosis. There are close links with the Salomons Clinical Psychology training course and we typically have both trainee clinical psychologists and honorary psychotherapists/psychologists on placement. The psychological therapies service is committed to providing regular, high quality supervision to support ongoing staff development. We meet regularly for additional peer supervision, seminars and an annual awayday.

To be responsible for the systematic provision of a Specialist Psychology/Psychotherapy Service to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the South West Kent (SWK) secondary care mental health services. To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions in these services taking substantial professional responsibility and making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.

To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

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  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of a Specialist Psychology Service to clients with complex and longstanding mental health difficulties as referred from the secondary care mental health service within the South West Kent Psychological Therapies service.


  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychology interventions in these services making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.


  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.


  • To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team of the South West Kent Secondary Care Community Mental Health Team.


Person Specification Essential & Desirable Essential
  • Relevant qualifications
Desirable
  • Post qualification adult CMHT experience
Essential & Desirable Essential
  • Relevant qualifications
Desirable
  • Post qualification adult CMHT experience


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