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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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It's an exciting time to join us. KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection. KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all.

We are looking for a full-time enthusiastic and committed clinical/counselling psychologist or psychotherapist to perform at a band 8a and join our well established and dynamic service in adult mental health for people who live in Folkestone, Dover, Deal and the countryside surrounding areas, in Kent.

The post holder will be based at Ash Eton, within a Psychological Therapies service which includes psychological clinicians of several disciplines and trainees. The South Kent Coast Secondary Care Psychological Therapies service works closely and in collaboration with the South Kent Coast Community Mental Health team to provide a comprehensive service to adults with complex and longstanding mental health conditions and emotional difficulties.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to be involved in providing specialist assessment and treatment (individual and group), participating in multidisciplinary staff development and supervision, enhancing the provision of psychological therapies for adult mental health, service development and evaluation, and a take part in a monthly programme of continuing professional development. As part of your role, you will take the lead, supporting and supervising the CMHT deliver a 4-week CBT intervention programme for new patients into the service, as well as develop more complex interventions for patients with personality disorders and within the legal system. Training and supervision will be available. Management experience is also available for interested candidates with opportunities to develop leadership competencies and skills.

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

The post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment for this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Qualifications and Achieved Grades
  • Previous experience in secondary care
  • Familiarised with delivering psychological interventions
  • Previous experience conducting groups
  • Experience with consultation role in teams
  • Experience in a supervisory role
Desirable Essential
  • Qualities for a team player
  • Understanding the dynamics of service delivery
  • interest/experience of management skills

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