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Practitioner Psychologist/Psychological Therapist/Art Therapist

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic psychological therapist/practitioner psychologist/art psychotherapist to join our psychological therapies team in Herefordshire. This is a split post working within the Neighbourhood Mental Health Service (NMHS) 3 days per week, and within our Acute Mental Health Service at the Stonebow Unit 2 days per week. The post offers the exciting opportunity to develop skills in evidence-based approaches to contribute to the development and delivery of psychological intervention in both settings. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

The main focus of this post will be on delivering psychological provision within our community neighbourhood mental health teams and within our inpatient setting. There is an emphasis on offering psychological assessment and formulation early-on within a service-users care journey and delivering individual and group-based structured psychological interventions for people who present with moderate-complex emotional needs. You would be joining a supportive and skilled team consisting of qualified psychologists, psychological therapists and art therapists, as well as trainee therapists. You would also be working alongside the MDT and principle clinical psychologist at the Stonebow Unit. We would be particularly interested in hearing from qualified Art Psychotherapists.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Behave consistently with and promote the values and beliefs of the organisation
  • Use their initiative, be responsible and accountable for providing a systematic psychology service, specialist psychological interventions, clinical and research supervision and training to other health and care staff as agreed with the service lead/manager.
  • Receive and actively participant in regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice.
  • Participate in national and regional professional speciality meetings and seminars as appropriate
  • Meet and maintain targets within the adult mental health service


For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Additional Criteria Essential
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and practice towards more highly specialist levels through a variety of appropriate methods. (Short courses, reading, clinical supervision of practice, on the job learning etc)
Knowledge Essential
  • Highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models for psychopathology, psychometrics, up to date practice with client group
Desirable
  • Powerpoint
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues, both within and outside the NHS
Qualifications Essential
  • Post Graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent Applied Psychology qualification), as accredited by the B.P.S
  • Registered as Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC or equivalent e.g. a recorded / registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or a psychological therapy
  • Further post graduate qualification OR training and experience in a relevant model of psychological therapy that meets accreditation training standards
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapist in mental health services with people over the age of 18 years and demonstrating the required competences
  • Is a member of a professional body, such as BABCP, BPS, NMC upon commencement of the post
Desirable
  • Chartered status
Experience Essential
  • Experience of maintaining working relationships and a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse, and the threat of physical aggression
  • Evidence of maintaining effective communication when there are barriers to understanding and in circumstances where hostility, manipulation, conflict, and antagonism are present
Desirable
  • Is in the process of acquiring clinical experience of an increasingly specialist nature
  • Some prior experience of supervising


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798-C9798-3357-1
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