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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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To participate in the provision of psychological services to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Medway locality served by the Trust.

In particular:

To be responsible for the systematic provision of a Specialist Psychology/Psychotherapy Service to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Medway secondary care mental health services. To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions in these services taking substantial professional responsibility and making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.

To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.

Main duties of the job

The Medway locality service comprises a well-staffed, cohesive and supportive team of Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Specialist Counselling providing CBT, MBT, EMDR, Arts Psychotherapies, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. We are currently recruiting after many years of valued staffing stability in the team. We have a well-established group programme including MBT and supervise a range of CBT-informed interventions delivered by our CMHT colleagues. There are close links with the Salomons Clinical Psychology training course and we typically have both trainee clinical psychologists and trainee psychiatrists (psychotherapy cases) and honorary psychotherapists/psychologists on placement. The psychological therapies service is committed to providing regular, high quality supervision to support ongoing staff development.

To be responsible for the systematic provision of a Specialist Psychology/Psychotherapy Service to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the South West Kent (SWK) secondary care mental health services. To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions in these services taking substantial professional responsibility and making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Training Essential
  • Relevant Professional Training Qualification (MA and/or PhD)
  • Full professional registration (HCPC, BABCP, BACP, UKCP)
  • Specialist training/experience in Adult Mental Health
Desirable
  • Evidence of further training in specialist modality or area of practice
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 50 hours specialist clinical supervision (received) in relation to Adult Mental Health practice
  • Experience of providing teaching and training to staff
  • Experience of Lead HCP/Care Co-ordination of complex cases within therapy
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Communicating complex and/or challenging information in a reflective, professional and sensitive manner


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