We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our highly regarded perinatal mental health service in our East locality team. We offer a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR, Couples therapy, IPT, CFT, and ACT, and this role would be suitable for anyone interested in transgenerational patterns of trauma, attachment and parent infant mental health. Our MDT consists of highly skilled, and psychologically minded professionals including Psychiatrists, perinatal mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, peer support workers and nursery nurses. We are accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, highlighting the excellent and specialised care provided by the service. Our service aims to provide specialist and early help to parents and babies to help with a range of perinatal mental health issues. We are also involved in shaping trauma informed care in the perinatal period and thinking across wider services.
You will be one of a team of Psychologists who work in the three teams, we regularly meet for reflective practice and specialist supervision and have excellent training opportunities including opportunities to access specialist training such as EMDR, to develop an area of specialist interest and ones own style of working. Staff well-being and development are at the heart of our ambitions.
Main duties of the job
This full-time role involves providing individual and systemic support to women and their families within the community. The focus will be on delivering formulation based and NICE recommended psychological interventions to women with moderate to severe mental health difficulties who are pregnant or within 24 months of the postnatal period. You will contribute to the supervision, consultation and training of the MDT.
We have a thriving group program which you will contribute to, and we welcome development of innovative clinical practice in all areas of our work. You will receive regular management and clinical supervision, and reflective practice, and will have support and supervision from the senior psychologist within the team.
We have an active CPD program across the Trust in relation to both clinical and leadership development, as well as a staff resilience hub supporting individuals and teams.
All candidates should be registered with the HCPC, and eligible for BPS chartered Status. The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required.
Please do get in touch to discuss the role and find out more.
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. Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received. Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Job description Job responsibilities My job makes better lives by
providing specialist and early help to parents and babies to help with a range of perinatal mental health issues, by being involved in shaping trauma informed care in the perinatal period and thinking across wider services, by delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation and interventions; providing consultation, 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 postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service.
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
- Working knowledge and experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, and cognitive behavioral therapeutic models.
- Specialist understanding of the impact of language, culture, gender, ethnicity and disability in shaping attitudes, and opportunities.
- Specialist understanding of the importance of professional boundaries and how to manage and maintain them.
- Experience of supervision of Assistant Psychologists.
- Experience of working with women and/or families during the perinatal period.
- - HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
- - Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
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