Clinical/Counselling Psychologist & Professional Lead

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Eating Disorders
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is an excellent opportunity for a clinical or counselling psychologist who would like to develop their career further in a specialised inpatient multi-disciplinary setting dedicated to people who have an eating disorder, in the South West of England. You will have responsibility for the day to day management and supervision of Psychology and Psychological Therapies staff who are working on The Haldon, coordinating the delivery of these psychological services.

Main duties of the job

The service particularly values the development of a psychologically-informed environment to support staff and clients and this post will be central to delivering this. You will also work closely with The Haldon Ward manager and other senior Clinical staff and managers involved in the Eating Disorders pathway, overseeing governance, service developments and other leadership issues. You will also be one of a team of Professional Leads in Psychology and Psychological Therapies within the Specialist Services Directorate where a strong network of professional support is available. The post will be supported via clinical supervision, line managed by the service manager of the Haldon Unit in conjunction with Professional Supervision from the Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Strategic Lead in Specialist Services. Excellent links are established with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programmes at the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter where training placements and service related research opportunities are encouraged.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (D.Clin.Psychol. or equivalent), eligible for Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Status in the British Psychological Society / Psychological Therapist.
  • Or
  • Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the HCPC (or equivalent qualifications as assessed by the
  • HCPC).
  • Or
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (or equivalent as assessed by the HCPC).
  • Registered with HCPC/UKCP/BABCP/Other Specialist regulatory body

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