Senior Clinical Psychologist /Senior Psychotherapist

Employer
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Part Time
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Band 8a Senior Clinical Psychologist/ Senior Psychotherapist

HAST is a multi-disciplinary community team designed to meet the mental health needs of Rough Sleepers. Typically, our clients' needs are complex with a history of non-engagement with traditional psychiatric services. Do you see the person, not the 'problem'?

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?

Do you want to help improve the way services and systems work?

The Changing Futures programme is a £64 million joint initiative by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and The National Lottery Community Fund. The fund is for local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantages, including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system. Sheffield is one of fifteen areas nationally selected to deliver an ambitious £3.267 million programme between now and March 2024. If you are a Senior Psychologist/Psychotherapist driven by a passion to make a positive difference and like a challenge, we want to hear from you. We hope that the Changing Futures programme will have a lasting impact on improving health outcomes for this cohort.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/changing-futures

Main duties of job (Wordcount min 100, max 1,000)

Main duties of the job

The team has developed a distinctive clinical approach to the care pathways, and this incorporates all aspects of the client's mental health care being managed by the team. The main duties for the role of Senior Clinical Psychologist/ Senior Psychotherapist are:

To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology/psychotherapy service to service users of the Team, with particular regard to the provision of Psychological consultation, formulation and interventions, including psychotherapy.

To provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering highly specialised advice and consultation on service users' psychological care to psychologist/therapist colleagues, non- colleagues and to other, non-professional carers. In common with all Clinical Psychologists/Psychological Therapists, to receive regular clinical supervision psychologist in accordance with good practice.

To take sole professional responsibility and exercise autonomous professional and clinical judgement within the overall framework of Trust, HCPC/BPS/BABCP/RCN or other accrediting organisation as appropriate and other policies/guidelines/standards.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team.

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About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology/psychotherapy service to service users of the Team, with particular regard to the provision of Psychological formulation, consultation and therapies.

To provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering highly specialised advice and consultation on service users psychological care to psychologist/therapist colleagues, non- colleagues and to other, non-professional carers. In common with all Clinical Psychologists/Psychological Therapists, to receive regular clinical supervision psychologist in accordance with good practice.

To provide clinical supervision to less experienced psychologists/psychological therapists, assistant(s), trainee(s) or other professionals. The postholder is responsible for the allocation of clinical work within their own team to less experienced psychologists/psychological therapists, assistant(s), trainee(s) or other professionals and supporting specialist placements to trainees undertaking D.Clin Psychology/Psychotherapy and/or medical psychotherapy training as appropriate.

To take sole professional responsibility and exercise autonomous professional and clinical judgement within the overall framework of Trust, HCPC/BPS/BABCP/RCN or other accrediting organisation as appropriate and other policies/guidelines/standards.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the team.

To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post-holders professional and service manager(s).

To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in Psychological practice and psychotherapy across the service, by continuing to develop the skills of a reflexive and reflective scientist practitioner, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal, and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology/psychotherapy and related disciplines.

To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the HCPC, BPS and other accrediting organisations (e.g. ACAT) as appropriate, and Trust policies and procedures.

To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies, and issues.

To attend and contribute to relevant professional meetings.

To develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues within Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and in the statutory and voluntary services with the aim of promoting high standards of care and clinical practice

To maintain professional registration as a Psychological Therapist/Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and to maintain accreditation as required/appropriate with other accrediting organisations

Experience of an commitment to working with a diverse population that are experiencing one or a range of factors including, homelessness, domestic abuse, criminal justice system, substance misuse and chronic mental health issues.

To provide highly specialist psychological/psychotherapy assessments of service users referred to the Team, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service users, family members and others involved in the persons care.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment/ psychotherapy implementation and/or management of a service users problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the persons problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across a full range of care settings.

To work on a daily basis in face to face individual, family and/or in group therapy settings with service users presenting with highly complex and distressing psychological problems.

To be responsible for implementing a range of specialist psychological/ psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of different provisional hypotheses e.g. with regard to the developing implementation of DBT and/or other modalities as appropriate.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of service users whose problems are managed by psychotherapy based standard care plans.

To provide highly specialist psychological/psychotherapeutic advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals (both psychologists/psychotherapists and non-psychologists) contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis and treatment plans.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all users of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the service user group.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual service users and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

To coordinate, where appropriate, complex intervention plans, taking responsibility for initiating planning and reviews of plans, and including service users, their carers, referring agents and others involved in the network of care.

To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of service users under their care and to monitor progress during both the course of uni- and multi-disciplinary care.

To be responsible for implementing a range of specialist psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of different provisional hypotheses e.g. with regard to the developing implementation of DBT and/or other modalities as appropriate.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of service users whose problems are managed by psychotherapy based standard care plans.

To provide highly specialist psychological/psychotherapeutic advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals (both psychologists/psychotherapists and non-psychologists) contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis and treatment plans.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all users of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the service user group.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual service users and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

To coordinate, where appropriate, complex intervention plans, taking responsibility for initiating planning and reviews of plans, and including service users, their carers, referring agents and others involved in the network of care.

To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of service users under their care and to monitor progress during both the course of uni- and multi-disciplinary care.

To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of aspects of the teams clinical practice through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.

To contribute to the governance of psychology and psychotherapy practice within their own team by developing and collecting relevant measures of outcome and audit and to provide consultation to other health and social care professionals to enable them to develop their own effective systems of governance.

To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.

To be involved, as appropriate, in the shortlisting and interviewing of assistant psychologists and other more junior staff and other recruitment where appropriate

To manage any waiting lists within the team and participate as a senior clinician in the allocation of cases taking into account skill mix and caseload. To respond to referrals, making autonomous professional and clinical judgements based upon complex information, prioritising accordingly and contributing to multidisciplinary decision making.

To implement the policies and propose changes to working practices/procedures concerning professional good practice for the provision of psychological therapy services as applicable to the Team in order to ensure the highest standards of service to the service user group.

To propose policy or service changes which impact beyond own area of activity by participation in Trust working parties and other local development groups.

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