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8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (Preceptorship at Band 7)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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This job is available at Band 8A, but preceptorship will be considered.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, compassionate and empowering clinical or counselling psychologist to work with Older People and those who have been diagnosed with a dementia related condition on our inpatient wards in Grays, South Essex. We are looking for someone who has a passion for working with older people and ensuring high quality psychological provision for this client group. We are a team who support each other and strive to end systemic, social, and structural as well as age related inequalities in health care.

We would encourage those colleagues who may be looking for a career change as we have a robust support system in place and can help colleagues to adapt and work successfully in the rewarding field of older adult psychology. We would also encourage those who may be working towards qualifying as a clinical psychologist to reach out to us as we have a successful progression policy to support advancement to an 8A role in our service.

This offer significant opportunities for training and development and the post holder will be supported to gain specialist skills in working with older people in inpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

To provide a clinical psychology service to the older adult inpatient wards in South Essex. To provide specialist psychological assessment and intervention on a 1:1 or group basis. To conduct neuropsychological assessment and behavioural observations to promote understanding of client presentations. To promote and facilitate shared psychological conceptualisations in the multi-disciplinary team and support ward staff to deliver psychologically-driven interventions. To provide consultancy and supervision when appropriate, identify and deliver on training needs relating to psychological knowledge and understanding, and provide opportunities for reflective practice. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research.

About us

EPUT is a learning Trust and highly respect and value the contributions of psychological practitioners across our services.

We offer an excellent funded CPD package of £6000 over three years and up to and £8000 may be available for relocation support for those who meet the criteria.

We are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loanso NHS discounts for staffo Excellent Training facilities and opportunitieso Buying and Selling annual leave schemeo The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areaso Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Worko Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Job description Job responsibilities

Further details on main responsibilities and detailed job description please refer to the job description and person specification documents with this advert.

Person Specification education and qualification Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling psychology
  • Post-doctoral training therapeutic interventions
  • pre-qualification training and qualifications in research or staff training
  • knowledge and experience of working wit people with cognitive impairments
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctorate level knowledge of research
  • knowledge of specialised psychological therapies
  • knowledge of theory and practice of at least two therapy models
  • knowledge of factors associated with older people's needs
  • knowledge of relevant legislation, frameworks
Skills and Experience Essential
  • skills and experience of psychological assessment and treatment modalities
  • experience of working with a wide range of client groups
  • experience of working with clients with complex needs
  • skills in the use of complex methods of assessment, formulation and intervention
  • excellent communication skills
  • skills in providing consultation
  • ability to design and undertake service related research and audits
  • skills in administering and reporting on neuropsychological assessments
  • experience of teaching, training and supervising others
  • experience of working in different cultural contexts
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Shares EPUT's values
  • ability to work collaboratively with others
  • accountable for own professional actions
  • ability to work autonomously
  • a passion and geniune interest to work with older people

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