Clin/Couns., Family Psychologist/Psychotherapist Band 6/7 1 year

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Full Time
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Registered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Family Therapist: Band 7 Adult Community Psychological Services South East Essex

Grade/Salary: A4C Band 7 (Band 6-7 preceptorship applications also

welcome from candidates in their final year of professional

Training or awaiting professional registration)

Location: South East Essex (Southend, Rayleigh)

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week (part time/job share applications welcome.1 year FTC post available to cover mat leave and aservice secondment. Subsequent permanent opportunities, either in service or across the directorate are likely, and will be supported for a successful post holder upon completion of the year's FTC.

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Family Therapist or Psychotherapist to join our well-established, dynamic and friendly Adult Community Psychological Services team.

Main duties of the job

Services have undergone influential restructuring processes to enhance the capacity to deliver psychological therapies and to utilise psychological skills within MDTs. The established Clinical Director of Psychological Services works closely with the senior management team to develop and improve delivery of psychological therapies, and to enable psychologists to develop and implement their leadership skills. This provides an environment for psychological therapies staff to develop their skills through high quality supervision and a supported CPD programme, ideal for staff who have an interest in developing specialisms with a focus on career progression, including generous possible training opportunities in EMDR, Schema Therapy, DBT and other modalities that link to service needs and appraisal objectives.

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;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o 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

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Adult Community Psychological Service provides a specialist service to the South Essex locality. The Adult Community post will be based in locality teams across South East Essex. The post holder will be expected to provide specialist psychological input to the identified local community mental health teams Psychologists provide direct client contact in the form of assessment and treatment (providing both group interventions and individual therapy). As a member of the multidisciplinary team you will also be required to provide highly regarded consultation and supervision to other professionals. Embedding psychological thinking and formulation across MDT practice is key to psychologists working in teams.

This is an excellent opportunity to deliver clinical leadership, alongside working clinically both individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We hold the development of people within our department as crucial to delivering key targets for the service and the Trust. The Service enjoys good links with universities in Essex, Hertfordshire and London. Clinical research, teaching and specialised interests are actively encouraged. Current members of the department hold honorary lectureship positions and research fellowships with local clinical training courses.

We welcome you to join us in delivering our ever-advancing services.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications/Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Relevant experience and extensive clinical experience.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Doctoral level (or equivalent of) knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Experience in providing psychological/psychotherapy interventions at post graduate level.
  • Experience of assessing complex clients for appropriate psychological intervention.
  • Experience of managing and carrying a clinical caseload and working as an autonomous and independent practitioner.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision of junior psychologists.
  • Experience in offering consultation and staff support to multidisciplinary staff teams and other professionals groups.

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