Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa, pro-rata
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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0.70 WTE (26.25 hours per week)

We would like enthusiastic and forward-thinking Clinical or Counselling Psychologists for our Adult CMHTs in Derbyshire. We will provide relocation costs for the right candidate.

We welcome enquiries so do get in touch with us to discuss options. Our posts are available at Band 7 or 8a depending on experience with progression by appraisal. We are flexible in creating mutually agreeable job plans e.g. opportunities for specialisms such as joining the growing physical health psychology department at Derby, working into sexual health. Please state preference for location, job mix and banding in 'Supporting Information'.

Working alongside other Psychologists in our supportive and friendly Psychology department, you will be well supported in CPD opportunities. Our Psychologists report feeling valued and supported working in a service focused on staff well-being and development and service transformation.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to provide individual and group clinical work jointly with your CMHT colleagues. You will promote psychological ideas by offering advice and consultation in addition to supervision and training to colleagues, multi-disciplinary practitioners, the wider organisation and contribute to service development.

We support and develop our staff to work with complexity, for example, by access to training resources to support your work with complex trauma and dissociation. We offer specialist clinical supervision 1:1 or in facilitated groups e.g. CFT, complex dissociation. You will join us at an exciting time for Psychological Services where we are making great progress in trauma-informed care throughout the Trust.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

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Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Good Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above). Eligibility for Graduate membership of B.P.S.
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the B.P.S./HCPC
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist by the HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status of B.P.S.
  • Post qualification training in supervision of other psychologists
  • post qualification specialist training/experience of assessment/intervention for people with complex mental health problems (1-2 points relevant to experience/evidence of this)
  • Post qualification training in a therapy model (score 2 points if completed, 1 point if in process of training)
  • Chartered status with BPS
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with clients across a variety of settings (1-2 points depending on experience/evidence)
  • Commitment to developing specialist area of expertise relevant to the post through significant training, personal study etc (1-2 points depending on experience/evidence)
  • Expertise and interest in specialist area relevant to adult mental health (1-2 points depending on experience)
  • Training and interest in DBT framework (1-2 points depending on experience)
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Very high level of interpersonal and communication skills enabling written and oral presentation and receipt of complex and sensitive information, to facilitate acceptance, and relate effectively in an emotive and hostile environment (1-2 points depending on experience/evidence)
  • Ability to process text, set up and use databases and spreadsheets
Personal Essential
  • Enthusiasm for psychology in relation to MH Problems. Interest in developing/consolidating skills in working with complex trauma and associated diagnoses (1-2 points dependent on experience/evidence)
Other Essential
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

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