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8B Principle Clinical/Counselling/Health Psychologist

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leatherhead House
Salary
£58,079 to £67,177 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8B
Hours
Full Time
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Are you passionate about creating a system that is Trauma Informed? If so, we want to hear from you. An exciting new opportunity has arisen to develop and implement a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) training programme across Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS) and Frimley South ICS.

We know that these are challenging times for every service and staff wellness is vital for us to be able to deliver high quality services to support our communities. The programme aims to scope the landscape for transforming services to work in a more trauma informed way, codevelop a TIC model and coproduce a training and consultation programme to support the delivery and embedding of TIC principles across the system.

About you:We want to work with people passionate about TIC. A suitable candidate will have knowledge of TIC and experience of working with complex mental health difficulties and in co production. You will have experience of co producing high-quality training in a variety of formats. An ideal candidate will have experience of conducting and evaluating projects and supporting services to implement change.

We take pride in embracing diversity within our staffing and encourage and welcome people from all backgrounds. We would love to hear from those who identify as being ethnic minority or having a disability too as otherwise these areas may be unrepresented.

Whilst this project is currently funded until 31st March 23, we are hopeful of possibilities to extend this.

Main duties of the job

You will support the TIC Clinical and Lived Experience Leads to develop and implement a TIC model across mental and physical health services, social care, Surrey County Council and NHS Commissioned Charitable organisations across Surrey and NE Hants.

You will lead on the evaluation of the TIC programme (including the framework and training) and the quality of the training programme. This will involve working closely with other members of the TIC team, as well as SABP research and development team, the QI team and Surrey University where appropriate.

Whilst employed by SABP, you will be working across multiple services across the Surrey and NE Hampshire footprint.

As a team, we try to work in a TI way, using the principles to guide us and reflect. To this end, we are an entirely coproduced team from top to bottom and encourage all team members to practice TIC in their work. Currently, the role is largely remote with an expectation that staff come together weekly at Leatherhead. In the future, this may increase and there may be a need to travel for face to face training.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Overview: To be responsible for the training programme in the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) team, including ensuring coproducing the content, leading on the research/evaluation and dissemination of the training outcomes, and ensuring engagement in appropriate protocols, policies and best practice. To use high level psychological knowledge and theory in offering consultation for the implementation of a TIC model across services in Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS), Frimley South ICS and Voluntary organisations. To be responsible for setting up and overseeing a Community of Practice for TIC.

Qualifications required:

  • Doctorate in Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Additional training in trauma, TIC, teaching, facilitation, evaluating projects and / or supervision
  • A qualification in the development and delivery and facilitation of training content, or equivalent experience.
  • Additional academic qualification relevant to area of work


Experience required:

  • Extensive post qualification clinical experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience of coproduction
  • Experience of leading in clinical practice, service development or project work
  • Experience of managing and implementing change
  • Experience of working across services or systems on projects
  • Experience of relationship building with professionals from a variety of disciplines and with other organisations, and of using highly effective communication skills across systems
  • Experience of offering consultation on complex issues to services
  • Significant experience of conducting research, evaluating large scale projects and measuring outcomes
  • Experience of supervising trainees, assistant psychologists, qualified clinical/counselling psychologists and others providing psychological therapies
  • Knowledge of the principles of TIC and its implementation, and of health and social care across Surrey & NE Hampshire


Suitable for someone who is passionate about TIC ways of working and working towards becoming a trauma informed system. Who wants to deliver high quality training and consultation. For someone who enjoys working within a complex system and supporting them to embed TIC ways of working.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.
  • Lead on gap analysis work and provision of recommendations for the system on TIC, including the development and adoption of a TIC model across Surrey Heartlands and Frimley South ICS.
  • Plan and deliver a highly specialist Trauma Informed Care training programme appropriate for a wide range of services and levels of seniority and role, including large groups and primarily online, and to be accountable for overseeing its clinical governance. Ensuring appropriate co-production and overseeing the roll out, advertising and co-facilitating highly specialist clinical modules.
  • Lead on the evaluation/research of the TIC training programme across organisations and writing up the findings, including presenting these at relevant forums. Support with the evaluation of TIC as a culture across organisations involved in the programme. Liaising with the University of Surrey and SABP R&D teams as needed.
  • Use advanced level clinical skills and knowledge in the use of formulation of complex issues in developing services and systems to become more trauma informed, including the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.
  • Provide consultation to services to support their application of the TIC principles (following attendance at the training where appropriate). This could be to any service (including NHS, social care, County Council and voluntary organisations) or staff member of any seniority and role included in the programme, using high level persuasion and engagement skills where there may initially be significant barriers to change and adopting Trauma Informed Care.
  • Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and to ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future developments.
  • To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills in contributing to the wider strategic plans regarding TIC framework for the system, leading on research and conducting literature reviews as appropriate.
  • Lead on development and overseeing of a Community of Practice, facilitating this to enable sharing of learning and good practice
  • Provide regular, high-quality supervision, line management and individual performance review / appraisals for the TIC Clinical Practitioners
  • Supervise Clinical Trainee Psychologists or Assistant Psychologists on placement where appropriate.
  • Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment
  • Be responsible for identifying and managing audit and research opportunities within the service, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within TIC.Attend relevant training and keep up to date with relevant literature, including researching best practice, and ensure practice against nationally recognised standards
  • Work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary cross-organisation colleagues from across Surrey Heartlands and Frimley ICSs
  • Work with digital and comms teams to support creation of a TIC website Influence and develop team cultures that are trauma informed, and that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity
  • Champion TIC in all areas of your work


Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Extensive post qualification clinical experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience of leading in clinical practice, service development or project work
  • Experience of relationship building with professionals from a variety of disciplines and with other organisations, and of using highly effective communication skills across systems
  • Experience of offering consultation on complex issues to services
  • Significant experience of conducting research, evaluating large scale projects and measuring outcomes
Desirable
  • Experience of working across services or systems on projects
  • Experience of supervising trainees, assistant psychologists, qualified clinical/counselling/health psychologists and others providing psychological therapies
  • Experience of coproduction
  • Experience of managing and implementing change
Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Additional training in trauma, TIC, teaching, facilitation, evaluating projects and / or supervision
Desirable
  • Additional academic qualification relevant to area of work
  • A qualification in the development and delivery and facilitation of training content, or equivalent experience.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of the principles of TIC and its implementation, and of health and social care across Surrey & NE Hampshire
  • Use advanced level clinical skills and knowledge in the use of formulation of complex issues in developing services and systems to become more trauma informed.
  • Adapting training style and content to meet the needs of the audience
Desirable
  • Knowledge of the barriers and facilitators of change across health and social care services


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