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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leatherhead House
Salary
£41,902 to £47,684 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Due to the expansion of our service, we are delighted to offer this new post. We are seeking an enthusiastic & highly motivated psychologist/CBT Therapist to join our small & friendly team of clinicians delivering both individual & team psychological interventions to staff.

Here for You is a wellbeing service offering confidential staff support for NHS, social care, Surrey County Council & other eligible staff groups across Surrey & North East Hampshire. The aims are to align with our local People Plan and to offer wellbeing information & access to resources as well as providing rapid access to psychological services. We work closely with all our partner organisations across Surrey & NE Hants to join up the wellbeing offers and to provide outreach to identified vulnerable staff groups. This includes (but is not limited to) staff from ethnic communities, staff with disabilities or staff who are working from overseas. We work with the staff networks & the WellBeing Leads across our footprint.

This is an excellent opportunity to use leadership skills within a committed & supportive team to develop & deliver psychological interventions & play an important role in helping to support our staff. Working both within our organisation & across the whole system; a keenness to develop new skills & learning and to deliver a responsive & compassionate service is essential.

Main duties of the job

· To offer individual psychological support and SHAPE (Supporting Hospital & Paramedic Staff) coaching to referred staff based on the latest evidence base and NICE recommended treatments. Interventions are offered virtually or face to face.

· To undertake high quality triage and clinical assessment of staff accessing the service. Where appropriate, signposting to the Third Sector, community resources, IAPT and Secondary Care Services.

· To develop and run workshops and training sessions using psycho-educational and reflective practice skills using the evidence base for interventions covering a wide range of psychological issues

· To work closely within Here for You team to regularly review our workshops ensuring we deliver evidence based interventions using current best practice within the area of staff wellbeing within a compassionate framework

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

· To proactively support the out reach work of Here for You and in-reach work to vulnerable staff groups.

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 within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

For psychologists and CBT Therapists you will be part of a highly valued group of clinical staff. Being part of this wider professional group of psychological therapists within the Trust will enable you to have access to the continued professional development and specialist supervision that this offers.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Overview

To be part of a team of psychological practitioners providing a specialist psychological wellbeing service to eligible staff who are experiencing a need for support; to provide sessions to teams of staff requesting support and to deliver psycho-educational workshops to eligible staff.

In particular:

· To offer individual psychological support and SHAPE (Supporting Hospital & Paramedic Staff) coaching to referred staff based on the latest evidence base and NICE recommended treatments. Interventions are offered virtually or face to face.

· To undertake high quality triage and clinical assessment of staff accessing the service. Where appropriate, signposting to the Third Sector, community resources, IAPT and Secondary Care Services.

· To develop and run workshops and training sessions using psychoeducational and reflective practice skills using the evidence base for interventions covering a wide range of psychological issues

· To work closely within Here for You team to regularly review our workshops ensuring we deliver evidence based interventions using current best practice within the area of staff wellbeing within a compassionate framework

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

· To proactively support the out reach work of Here for You and in-reach work to vulnerable staff groups.

Statutory Requirements

Professional registration – HCPC Registered Psychologist or BABCP Accreditation - ESSENTIAL

Suitable for someone who

Can demonstrate a passion for supporting NHS and social care staff who require psychological support.

Is able to work autonomously and also as part of a small team delivering staff psychological support across the system. Has the energy and drive to develop evidence based & culturally sensitive group interventions through workshops to support staff wellbeing. Works at all times within a compassionate and caring framework.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical

To provide specialist and culturally sensitive wellbeing and mental health triage and clinical assessment of staff who contact Here for You. To assess and offer an appropriate psychological intervention or signpost/refer to community resources including the Third Sector, Talking Therapies, Practitioner Health. To appropriately record clinical work in patient record system.

To develop and run workshops using psychoeducational and reflective practice skills relating to the evidence base for interventions during a pandemic. To deliver these workshops virtually or face to face when required.

To proactively outreach to staff who are at particular risk of psychological difficulties or who may be harder to reach. To follow the Here for You risk protocol. To attend weekly MDT meetings at Leatherhead House.

Opportunities to develop supervision skills.

Service Development

To participate in multi-disciplinary meetings concerned with the delivery and development of clinical services and to contribute a wellbeing and psychological perspective as appropriate. To contribute to policy development working closely with the Clinical Lead and to the planning and development of service delivery in the Team through undertaking agreed project work.

Teaching & Training

To teach wellbeing and resilience, psychological mindedness and trauma informed care to staff and other professions.

To receive regular clinical supervision from the Here for You Clinical Lead (or senior psychologist) in accordance with Trust Supervision Policy requirements.

Research & Evaluation

To remain informed of and critically evaluate current theory and research to support evidence-based practice in own professional work and to contribute this perspective in the multi-disciplinary team. To contribute to the evaluation of the Service by participating in service-related audit, research and evaluation projects. To contribute to the project management of complex audit, assisting colleagues to develop service provision.

Professional

To work within the Code of Ethics and the relevant professional practice guidelines and the professional guidance framework of the Trust.

To work within the framework of the policies and procedures of the Trust and to undertake the mandatory training stipulated in Trust policies.

To be responsible for relevant data collection on work activities, inputting data onto the Trust databases as required, and to maintain a high standard of clinical record keeping.

Organisational Context

Post holder works as a member of the Here for You team and is line managed by the Clinical & Service Lead for Here for You. Post holder seeks professional supervision and support from the Clinical Lead and/or Senior Psychologist.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications required
  • Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology;
  • OR
  • CBT Therapist Post Graduate Diploma or Masters in CBT; BABCP Accredited plus additional recognised training in complex mental health and/or trauma/complex trauma.
  • A recognised postgraduate qualification or attendance at courses in relevant psychological/ wellbeing approaches including Trauma/PTSD.
  • Registration or accreditation with the relevant professional body (eg HCPC or BABCP)
  • Current practising certificate
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
Desirable
  • Additional training in working with trauma.
  • Experience of offering psychological interventions to staff
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a mental health professional working in NHS working as a trainee or student on placement is applicable.
  • Good working knowledge & understanding of CBT and of a holistic approach to care.
  • Knowledge of the evidence base for Trauma/PTSD to ensure appropriate assessment and onward pathway.
  • Experience of running workshops and reflective practice sessions.
  • Specialist understanding (through work and/or lived experience) of the impact of language, culture, gender, ethnicity & disability in shaping attitudes, abilities & difficulties.
  • Specialist understanding of the importance of professional boundaries and how to manage & maintain them
  • Knowledge & understanding of the principles of confidentiality & the Data Protection Act


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