This is an exciting opportunity for a full time psychologist or psychological therapist
to join our Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service, working with young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis or at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis in the future. The post if for a 2 year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.
We are recruiting a Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologists or Psychological therapist. It would be well suited to recent or soon to be qualified Clinical Psychology trainees, current band 7 psychologists looking to move into early intervention or experienced CBT therapists.
Main duties of the job
You will be supported and encouraged to provide evidence-based therapies for a range of mental health difficulties, with a particular emphasis on the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the benefit of our Service Users and families.
We have a reputation for being a supportive and passionate team with clear values focused on young people and recovery. We have a strong focus on staff well-being in the team that we enact through flexible working patterns, a strong focus on supportive supervision and ongoing continuing professional development.
Job description Job responsibilities Staff benefits
- Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
- Excellent pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary sacrifice car scheme
- Wellbeing programme
- Blue Light Card Discounts
Person Specification Education/Training Essential
- Doctoral level professional qualification, or equivalent, in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions' Council.
- A qualification in health care at graduate level in nursing, social work or allied health profession PLUS professional registration (e.g. HCPC, NMC) PLUS post- graduate diploma (or equivalent) in cognitive behaviour therapy.
- A post-graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy and accreditation with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
- Post-qualification experience of delivering therapy to people experiencing psychosis.
- Experience of working with people experiencing psychosis and similar difficulties
- Specialist experience in early intervention for psychosis, cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis, family interventions for psychosis and the prevention of psychosis (e.g. specialist placement, previous employment in an early intervention service or involvement in a research trial). Further specialist training or experience in other therapy models such as motivational interviewing or trauma-related models (e.g. EMDR, CBT for PTSD, schema-focused therapy) Experience in the use of psychosis-specific semi-structured interviews (e.g. PANSS; CAARMS; PSYRATS). Experience of supervising the delivery of psychological approaches and providing supervision to non-psychologists. Experience of teaching/training non-psychologists. Experience of work with adolescents using an evidence based psychological approach Relevant research experience. Specialist experience in the application of evidence-based approaches for people with complex presentations Knowledge - to be able to complete the duties as laid out on the Job Description A high level of knowledge about the evidence base for interventions for an At-Risk Mental State and the prevention of the development of serious mental health problems. A high level of knowledge about the evidence base for psychological interventions for a FEP, and prevention of deterioration in serious mental health difficulties. Awareness of key policy/legislation relevant to primary and secondary mental health services.
- A high level of knowledge about evidence based psychological therapies (including cognitive behaviour therapy) for psychosis and anxiety disorders.
- A high level of knowledge and expertise about Early Intervention for Psychosis.
- A high level of knowledge about the evidence base for interventions for an At-Risk Mental State and the prevention of the development of serious mental health problems.
- A high level of knowledge about the evidence base for psychological interventions for a FEP, and prevention of deterioration in serious mental health difficulties.
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