B7 Psychologist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
10 Nov 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with experience of, and a keen interest in mental health, to work within Guildford Community Mental Health Recovery Service. We welcome applicants who are newly-qualified, as well as those with post-qualification experience. Any job offer will be dependent on attaining HCPC registration. Any candidates who are within 6 months of attaining HCPC registration are welcome to apply.

We are keen to recruit clinicians who wish to develop a well-rounded set of clinical skills but are also supportive in nurturing people’s special interests. There will also be opportunity to provide supervision to both assistant and trainee clinical psychologists as well as the experience to contribute to the Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of assistant psychologists as required. You will also attend multidisciplinary meetings to provide input on case management and service delivery which is hugely valued by the team.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role and the large geographical area that this post covers.

For further details please contact:

Dr.Miriam Mavia-Zajac, Senior Chartered Psychologist & Co Chair of SABP Women's Network on Dr.Miriam.Mavia-Zajac@sabp.nhs.uk or 01483 443551

Main duties of the job

Working in this field offers a wealth of opportunities for Psychologists to utilise a diverse range of professional skills, which includes completing comprehensive assessments and formulations, therapy interventions, consultation and training to non-psychology colleagues, and contribution to service development initiatives.

Other responsibilities will include:

• To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

• To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

• To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.

The post holder will be professionally supervised by an experienced Senior Psychologist and you will be well supported within the psychology departments, where Continuing Professional Development and staff support are highly valued.

There will also be opportunities for you to meet regularly with other Psychologists across the Trust for CPD events and service development/transformation projects.

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 withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

This job makes better lives by promoting health and independence for people who use our services and their carers/support staff by delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation, interventions and consultation and providing supervision and guidance to assistant psychologists and others as required.

Job Overview:

• To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services

• To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students

• Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues

• To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

• To 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.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic
Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Suitable for someone is interested in and passionate about providing high quality psychological support to people using our service and their carers.
  • To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services
  • To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.

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