Senior Practitioner Psychologist

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Worthing
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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We are a specialist community CAMHS offering specialist assessment, intervention and multi-disciplinary care to children, young people and families with moderate-severe mental health difficulties.

You will work in both Worthing and Chichester as part of our friendly, committed Coastal CAMHS multi-disciplinary team. You will have the chance to learn and grow in the coastal team with highly experienced analytic psychotherapists, systemic therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, art therapists, social workers, MH nurses, OTs and low intensity practitioners.

Main duties of the job

This highly specialist part-time post will allow you to develop your skills in supervision, CBT and other therapeutic modalities. Previous post holders have developed their specialisms in group psychotherapy, DBT, EMDR, Interpersonal psychotherapy and group supervision, supported by training and CPD support available through SPFT. The post will support the deepening of your skills and experience of core CAMHS practice, taking on leadership duties including supervision, clinical governance and quality improvement. Most psychologists in our service have specialist CBT skills that supports them with delivering & evaluating our range of CBT groups and supervising CBT therapists and low intensity practitioners, drawing on our expertise in delivering innovative digital interventions. The role will support the embedding of trauma informed care, in our friendly, supportive coastal CAMHS team.

About us

You will work in both Worthing and Chichester as part of our friendly, committed Coastal CAMHS multi-disciplinary team. You will have the chance to learn and grow in the coastal team. You will be part of a vibrant psychology department who will support and mentor your professional development and connection to the wider profession through the SPFT PP department and the wider PPN network. Listen to staff from coastal CAMHS talk about their work here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sseefqnxbyo

We have excellent links with the University of Surrey PsychD programme supervising high quality placements, alongside research and QI projects. Our CAMHS research priorities were co-developed by our Clinical Academic Group, alongside Children, young people and parents and linked to a range of projects supported by SPFT Research Dept and the Applied Research Consortium (ARC) for Kent, Surrey Sussex.

You will provide supervision to Band 7 psychologists, trainees, assistant psychologists and other clinical staff. Therefore, previous experience of supervising others such as trainee and assistant psychologists is essential.

There will be ongoing opportunities for innovation, service development, leadership and developing close working relationships across the service as well as with partners agencies, in order to support young people, families and communities. Read about our award winning participation work

Job description Job responsibilities

You will provide supervision to Band 7 psychologists, trainees, assistant psychologists and other clinical staff. Therefore, previous experience of supervising others such as trainee and assistant psychologists is essential.

There will be ongoing opportunities for innovation, service development, leadership and developing close working relationships across the service as well as with partners agencies, in order to support young people, families and communities. Read about our award winning participation work

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained before 1996 or outside the UK*] as approved by the HCPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • *For forensic psychologists working in forensic settings: Masters degree (with the award of the British Psychological Society qualification in forensic psychology or equivalent).
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC).
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Demonstrate specialist experience gained postqualification of working as an applied psychologist with evidence of having received a substantial amount of clinical supervision (normally in the region of approximately 50 hours)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of working with the particular client group served by the team/service
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc)
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
  • High level of knowledge and skills in neuropsychology and evidence of further practice and/or training since qualification
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC.


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