We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist to work at our Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) charity. This is a regional veterans' mental health service offering assessment, diagnostic and medication reviews, therapy, and substance misuse recovery work to veterans aged 18 and over, their partners and dependants, where appropriate in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight region.
VOS has been operating in Portsmouth since 2008, originally set up by veterans of the Falklands Conflict, to provide mental healthcare and mental wellbeing support to veterans of all the UK Armed Forces, the Merchant Marine, and their families. It provides monthly Drop-Ins in Portsmouth and Isle of Wight that offer a wide range of support from housing, employment, financial, legal, and a variety of social interventions alongside clinical mental health triage, which you would be part of. VOS has an active role within the Portsmouth Military Mental Health Alliance and is currently working towards accreditation with the Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health Services (QNVMHS), overseen by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
We have dedicated offices at the Royal Maritime Club - one of the oldest hotels in Portsmouth, first established in Queen Street in 1853. At the hotel we have therapy rooms and space for clinics to be held, there is also onsite parking and a multistorey car park opposite. We also host clinics on the Isle of Wight.
Main duties of the job
*Identifying our service users psychological, emotional and behavioural problems
*Developing and implementing treatment plans and therapeutic processes for our service users
*Helping service users define plans and goals to achieve personal, educational and social development and adjustment
*Monitoring the progress of service users through meetings and sessions
*Helping service users make positive progress in their lives and providing support and advice to Carers where appropriate
*Provision of supervision to clinical staff in VOS
*There may be some management responsibilities associated with this role.
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Job description Job responsibilities
You will be an experienced Clinical Psychologist, ideally with a background in trauma focussed care, providing psychological assessments and therapy alongside a dedicated multi-disciplinary clinical team, which ensures that service users receive the highest standard of quality care. You will be able to offer a blended service, including both face to face and online psychological services from our premises in the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth, Hampshire, and from other peripatetic premises in Gosport, and possibly the Isle of Wight.
Essential criteria include:
HCPC or BPS registered
current driving licence.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- HCPC or BPS registered
- current driving licence
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