B7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or DBT Therapist

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leatherhead House
Salary
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Full time 37.5 hours per week, Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Dialectical Behavioural Therapist (those interested in part time hours are also welcome to apply)

The Surrey and Borders Centralised Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Service are currently recruiting for the vacancy of a full-time Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Dialectical Behavioural Therapist (Clinical Practitioner Specialist) from an allied profession. Our service provides a comprehensive trust-wide therapy service, in line with NICE guidelines, to a culturally diverse population of working age adults (18-65), referred by professionals within our Community Mental Health Recovery Services (CMHRS), who meet the criteria for Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD).

The post holder would be joining a small team of highly motivated clinicians comprised of three core DBT Therapists, an Assistant Psychologist and members of staff from the CMHRS who rotate into the DBT Service on sessional secondments. In their role the applicant will be representing the East Locality region covering areas such as Tandridge/Reigate/Dorking/Epsom, but will be expected to travel trust wide for Professional Meetings and Group and Assessment cover.

Applicants must be registered with an appropriate professional body or eligible to be registered with HCPC (if newly qualified).

Main duties of the job

To carry out comprehensive DBT assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychological (DBT) interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

To carry out individual and group DBT.

To attend weekly DBT consultation meetings.

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.

To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group

To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

My job makes better lives by promoting health and independence for people who use our services and their carers/support staff by delivering high quality DBT assessments, formulation, interventions and consultation and providing supervision and guidance to assistant psychologists and others as required.

Job Overview:

·To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services

· To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students

· Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues

· To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

· The post holder will be expected to work flexibly within the service

Suitable for someone who passionate about providing high quality psychological support to people using our service and their carers.

Key responsibilities

· To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct/professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

· To carry out comprehensive psychological assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychological interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

· To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

· To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services

· To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

· To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.

· To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group

· To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

· To positively contribute to divisional and team developments in relation to all aspects of psychology practice.

· To contribute to the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of assistant psychologists as required.

· To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

· To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people within the care group are addressed within local services and future developments.

Additional Responsibilities Working Age Adults(WAA)

· To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.

(see Job Decription for full details)

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • OR
  • DBT therapist/practitioner who has completed intensive DBT training and also has a core professional qualification (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy).
Experience Essential
  • 1) Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • 2) Experience of delivering DBT to people with a diagnosis of personality disorder/traits
  • 3) For Clinical/Counselling Psychologists - Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic
Desirable
  • Experience of working in a DBT service.


UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Address
Third Floor, Leatherhead House

Station Road

Leatherhead House

Surrey

KT22 7ET

Employer's website
https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

325-C9325-22-9854-2
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