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Psychologist/psychological therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development of clinical service for adults experiencing complex PTSD.

This is a newly commissioned service (comprising 14 new multiprofessional posts) in Northamptonshire. The complex PTSD service will both deliver specialist clinical interventions, and also promote trauma-informed approaches in the wider service and across mental health pathways.

We are looking for an experienced psychological therapist with a background in CBT or creative therapies (art, drama, music) to join our team.We are looking for suitably qualified clinicians with some specialist clinical experience in the field of complex trauma, and experience in working with complex clinical presentations in Adult Mental Health.

You would need to contribute to the vision for this new service, work closely with partners in primary and secondary care. This will require you to exercise collaborative leadership skills within the Team and to promote the service externally. We are looking for an innovative and resilient clinician with evidenced training who can operate with confidence and credibility to play a key role in this new service.

Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to influence and negotiatesuccessfully are essential. You will contribute to developing and monitoring the clinical outcomes and impact of the service and will have a flexible approach to changing patterns of service delivery as needed.

Main duties of the job

To demonstrate specialist experience and skills relevant to the ComplexTrauma Service and to conduct individual and group therapy interventions.

To provide clinical supervision of peer support workers and thepsychological work of other MDT staff working in the service sector.

To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with ComplexTrauma across a range of agencies and settings.

To supervise core clinical placements for trainee psychological therapists,ensuring that trainees acquire the necessary skills, competencies andexperience and to be responsible for the assessment and evaluation of suchcompetencies.Commitment to further development of psychological therapy skillsthrough accredited professional development opportunities.To receive regular clinical and professional supervision from Principal orConsultant clinical psychologist.To contribute and commit to undertaking an annual DevelopmentReview/appraisal.Collect the data required across area of work to meet audit and targets and ensure that all administration is carried out in atimely manner.Regard and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.To undertake Trust mandatory and statutory training, supervision andannual appraisalThe post holder is expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality of Information.

About us

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust was rated as Outstanding by CQC in 2018 and is a great place to work. We are proud of the Psychology provision within the Trust, and feedback has consistently been that we have a well-developed Psychology network in the Trust which offers a strong sense of professional identity, support and strategic influence. Psychology and psychological approaches are highly valued in the Trust, and Psychologists have the opportunity to shape clinical and organisational strategy as well as provide clinical services. We believe that supporting and involving our staff means that they enjoy their work more, and that our clinical services are better as a result.

The successful applicant(s) would receive professional support and be professionally and clinically accountable to and managed by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist Service Lead for the Complex PTSD service.

There are a significant number of psychologists employed within the Trust working across different specialties and there are excellent opportunities for professional development through regular monthly psychology meetings and active peer supervision networks.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge and qualifications Essential
  • Core professional background (e.g nursing, social work, education- graduate)
  • 2 years post qualification
  • HCPC registration or equivalent
  • Further postgraduate/therapy training
  • Supervision of trainee therapists
Experience Essential
  • Experience of at least 2 years adult mental health work
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of multiple client groups and settings
  • Project/service development experience

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