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Principle Clinical/Counselling Psychologist ( Inpatients )

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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*A Fantastic new opportunity has arisen for 1WTE 8b Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our Adult Inpatient Psychological Services Team *

The successful candidate will offer leadership, supervision, training and highly specialist clinical skills into our South Mental Health Unit based at Basildon (or Rochford depending on preference). They will join an established leadership team and receive; reflective practice, CPD and access to supervision groups . Flexible clinicians will prosper in this role as well those individuals who enjoy innovative practice.

Attached to this post is up to £6000 of CPD funding over the course of 3 years for a skills specific training in a therapeutic modality which is aligned with the needs of our service (subject to successful completion of the 6 months probationary period/in line with appraisals). EPUT also offers a relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT. If you would like more information please contact

Investing in staff well-being and career progression is our priority. Many of our Consultant Psychologists have been promoted within our Trust. We also understand the importance of flexible working and offer different configurations of remote and on-site working/part-time working.

Registration with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is essential.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join an existing 8b South Essex Inpatient Psychological Services Local Lead and together they will oversee our 6 south inpatient units. Together, with the wider leadership team, they will ensure that the Adult Inpatient Psychological Services team is current, evidence-based and in line with practice and Trust standards. They will work autonomously within professional guidelines to provide a high quality Inpatient Psychological Service.

The main duties of this job involve both clinical and line managerial responsibilities. The post holder will have excellent assessment, formulation and intervention skills as well as an ability to work short-term with Service Users who present in crisis . They will be skilled and experienced in working in secondary care health settings. The ability to make professional recommendations and risk informed decisions alongside the ward MDT is key. They will also have good supervisory skills and an ability to motivate our existing Inpatient Psychological Services staff . A wider systemic understanding of team and organisational dynamics or an interest in developing this is welcomed. Duties also cover; representation at Trust wide meetings, chairing local service development groups , recruitment and staff support initiatives (e.g. staff training).

For further main duties please refer to the job description.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

We, the Adult Inpatient Psychological Services team aim to understand the impact of trauma and adverse experiences on an individuals crisis presentation within the hospital setting. We work together with our MDT colleagues to ensure our Service Users experience purposeful inpatient admissions and timely discharges.

EPUTs Adult Inpatient Psychological Services team coversix inpatient sites across Essex. Each site has a Principle Lead overseeing the area. Our team is comprised of Principle/Senior Practitioners, Arts Psychotherapists, trainees and CAPS. We acknowledge the excellent day-to-day work of our staff team and also pride ourselves on new creative practice as evidenced by recent innovations; such as our Out of Hours access to psychological groups scheme and our nationally recognised staff training packages.

As well as applicants from the UK, we encourage overseas candidates to apply for this role. We welcome diversity within our organisation. We can offer guidance for candidates coming from overseas about settling into working in the UK and we have a programme to provide a buddy for you, i.e. a member of the Psychological Services Directorate who has also emigrated to join us at EPUT and can guide you through as you settle into your new home. We understand that, as an overseas candidate, you will have gone through excellent training in your country of origin and we encourage you to join us, even if for 2 to 3 years if you are not yet sure that you want to make the UK your permanent residence.

The Psychological Services Directorate enjoys good links with and supervises clinical psychology trainees from The University of East Anglia, University of Essex and University College training schemes. Clinical research, teaching and specialised interests are encouraged as well as formal courses. Members of the directorate have enjoyed secondments and learning opportunities across the Trust.

For more information please see attached Job Description and Person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate clinical/counselling psychology qualification
  • qualifications in supervision of others an further CPD
Experience Essential
  • Line management abilities and experience
  • experience of inpatient setting
skills Essential
  • skills in working with complexity and risk

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