Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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This 4 day a week (33.75 hours per week) permanent post. The post is open to clinical or counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, or psychological therapists who are registered with an appropriate body and trained at masters level or higher. The successful applicant will be part of the Exeter, East & Mid Devon Psychology and Psychological Therapy Team and you will be based at Church Lane Psychology Dept, Royal Devon and Exeter General Hospital. The role will include provision of psychological therapy to mental health clients presenting with a broad range of mental health problems, and may include supporting colleagues working in other services, consultation, assessment work, or clinical supervision. The post holder will receive regular clinical supervision as well as line management. We are a diverse and innovative team of 7 Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and psychological Therapists with an excellent reputation in the Exeter area

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to peoples lives from the moment you start.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a clinician who feels confident providing individual and group psychological therapy/interventions and who feels passionate about their practice and personal development. Someone is confident supporting colleagues as part of an MDT to deliver psychologically informed services.

You will have the ability to work autonomously or as part of a clinical team and use supervision appropriately. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.

You will become an important part of the team, working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities
Job Purpose

The principal purpose of the job is to improve the psychological health & wellbeing of people within the post holders specialist field of practice.

This will be achieved in this post through undertaking the following areas of responsibility:

1. Providing a Clinical Psychology and Therapy service to people as a key component of services provided by Devon Partnership Trust

2. Contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of older people, people with dementia and the carers and families of the client group.

3. Providing local clinical leadership, co-ordination and supervision for trainees and volunteers employed by or attached to the psychology service, under the general direction and supervision of the Professional Lead

4. Carrying a specialist caseload of clients, and providing advice and consultancy to patients, family members, carers and professionals.

5. The post holder will be supported by senior colleagues within their specialist field. The post holder will be expected to make good use of the expertise of others within the service to further develop their clinical skills with this client group.

6.To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service / local team.

7. The post holder will receive regular professional and clinical supervision in accordance to Trust policy and to Professional Practice Guidelines set out by the British Psychological Society or appropriate designated Professional Body. Observe, and abide by all relevant Professional Codes of Conduct and Practise including the British Psychological Society. The post holder will be fully registered with the Health Professions Council as a condition of employment.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (D.Clin.Psychol. or equivalent) and eligible for Chartered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Therapist.
  • Registered with HCPC/UKCP/Other Specialist regulatory body.
Experience Essential
  • Experience, and/or training in diversity awareness and social inequality
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience gained during supervised training of working in adult mental health services
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Communication and Working Relationship Skills:
  • Excellent verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical & Judgemental Skills:
  • Ability to integrate complex data; make highly skilled evaluations and decisions; and take a long term perspective.
  • Planning & Organisational Skills:
  • Proven organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Project management skills / experience
  • Physical Skills:
  • Presentable
  • Clear telephone voice
  • Calm, methodical approach, friendly but concise
  • Good communication skills when presenting / facilitating to varying groups of people
  • Other:
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative within a service consisting of a network of teams.
  • Ability to work as a member of a clinical team.
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity, and maintain own morale and motivation in challenging service delivery contexts.

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