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8B Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Part time

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Guildford
Salary
£56,609 to £65,707 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Are you passionate about mental health? Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to children and families lives?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of a well-established family safeguarding team in Surrey.

The post offers a diverse range of experience working with people with mental health difficulties which might be impacting upon their ability to parent. You will join a friendly and supportive group of psychologists and there will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills through CPD. The trust has an enviable care pathways system and there are opportunities to train in CBT for psychosis, family interventions, CBT for personality disorders and structured clinical management, as well as coaching opportunities.

As a Trust we pride our-selves on our innovative and collaborative approach to providing the highest quality, person-centered care. As an early implementer site for new models of care, we have a comprehensive primary care personality disorder services as well as established primary care MH teams working alongside GP practices. We are currently developing integrated care pathways across primary and secondary care.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan and deliver a highly specialist psychology service in the family safeguarding service and to oversee its clinical governance.
  • To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and/or service area.
  • To lead in the supervision and contribute to Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of psychology staff, as required.
  • To ensure that the healthcare needs of people using services are communicated to and work in partnership with service commissioners and other healthcare providers for the best outcomes.
  • To advocate and represent the service.
  • To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways
  • Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding psychology recruitment.
  • To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills such as specialist psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic interventions and consultation to support people with complex needs
  • To act as supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements.
  • To influence and develop team cultures that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity.


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

• To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. 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 plan and deliver a highly specialist psychology service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical governance.

• To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and/or service area.

• To lead in the supervision and contribute to Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of psychology staff, as required.

• To ensure that the healthcare needs of people using services are communicated to and work in partnership with service commissioners and other healthcare providers for the best outcomes. To positively contribute to Trust and divisional developments in relation to psychology practice. To advocate and represent the service.

• To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

• Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding psychology recruitment.

• To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future developments.

• To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills such as specialist psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic interventions and consultation to support people with complex needs

• To act as supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. To participate in new staff induction.

• To research national best practice and enable services to benchmark practice against nationally recognised standards - in partnership with people who use services and carers.

• To lead in developing and conducting clinical audit and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within the relevant area of practice.

• To influence and develop team cultures that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees
Desirable
  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work (systemic training)
  • Additional leadership/management study


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325-C9325-22-0320
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