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8a clinical psychologist

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 8A
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Advert: 1.0wte 8a clinical/counselling psychologist substantive post in Norwich City adult community mental health teams (North Norfolk and Norwich Care Group)

We're looking to recruit a clinical/counselling psychologist (on a full-time or part-time basis). The role involves providing a broad range of psychological services based in our Norwich City community mental health teams, as part of a growing psychology and therapy team and under the supervision of experienced colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job are to provide consultation, formulation, assessment and psychological intervention to service users and carers within a CMHT context. You will provide evidence-based individual and group interventions and help provide our workshop programme. You'll also help the broader team deliver psychologically informed interventions and provide training to support this. There'll be opportunities to take part in quality improvement projects as part of a supportive and dynamic psychology team.

About us

We have three CMHTs covering the Norwich area, all based at City Anchorage at the Julian Hospital. There is a positive culture around formulation led and trauma-informed care and we provide a broad range of NICE-endorsed therapeutic approaches, including a full DBT programme. We are pro-active in developing staff around our identified service needs, supported by further training and project work. Psychology Services within the Trust have strong links with partners including UEA, and NSFT's Recovery College, in which they play an active role.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide psychological consultation, formulation, assessment and intervention under the supervision of an 8b Clinical Psychologist. They will develop and deliver training on psychological topics for the CMHTs and psychoeducational materials for our service users and carers. Theyll be expected to attend relevant weekly team meetings and psychology meetings. Further training opportunities will be encouraged to develop a therapeutic model or specialism to augment provision of evidence-based therapies.

Person Specification
  • Post-graduate degree (or its equivalent if trained prior to 1996) in clinical psychology or counselling, accredited by BPS
  • Registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC

  • Evidence of CPD in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice

  • Experience working as a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist (Band 7) and supervise trainee clinical psychologistable to evidence appropriate knowledge and experience in practice to enable the post holder to clinically
  • Experience of working with a wide variety and severity of client groups & clinical problems, in various settings, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.
  • Experience of working with a range of complex and challenging behaviours and exercising full clinical responsibility for psychological treatment. Experience of supervision and teaching

  • Experience of representing psychology within MDT setting (clinical and organisational contexts). Experience of clinical work in a setting relevant to the post.

  • Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.

  • Doctor level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis.

  • Well-developed knowledge of theory and practice of specialised psychological intervention and assessment in specialist clinical settings and servic

  • Able to identify, provide and promote appropriate support strategies to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours. Able to use multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings. Ability to travel independentl

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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