Senior Clinical/Counselling/Psychological Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2023

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Are you a psychologist or therapist with a bit of sparkle and a heart-felt desire to help children and families? If so our compassionate and inclusive leadership in Bradford BDCFT is the place where we will help you shine! Are you keen to develop your capacity to lead and influence truly trauma-informed services? Are you passionate about Children's Mental Health Services and enthusiastic about collaborating with colleagues across the service and between agencies? Due to progression and steady expansion, we have several key senior roles for psychologists and therapists with experience of working with children and families.

All roles will be well-supported with clear clinical governance and supervision. Our aim is for our staff to feel highly valued throughout the Clinical and Managerial Senior Leadership Team. The Trust is committed to staff well-being through flexible working and access to our confidential staff support service. Career progression and talent management are recognised as key to staff retention and all staff are provided with opportunities for further development and training where appropriate.

This is an exciting time to work for BDCFT and for our CAMH service, and we welcome innovation, creativity and holistic ways of working to meet the needs of our unique and diverse communities and to help us to be as inclusive as possible in our practices and the care we provide.

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:

-Provide specialist evidence based psychological assessment, formulation & therapy, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.

-Provide clinical leadership, supervision, consultation and advice on psychological therapies.

-Provide clinical consultation and advice to healthcare professionals across all localities.

-Support adherence to relevant NICE guidance and clinical governance arrangements.

-To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.

-Work with the Team/Clinical Manager on service development, leading research and development activities.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Doctorate level training in clinical or applied psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical, psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence OR Specialist post graduate training to masters level or equivalent in a psychotherapeutic modality - including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Systemic Therapy
  • Undertaken post-qualification further training in a specialised area of psychological practice e.g. neuropsychology, CBT, CAT, DBT, solution focused therapy, analytical therapy, systemic / family work etc
  • Leadership Training
  • Clinical Supervision Training
  • DDP training
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience in working with children and young people in a community setting
  • Experience in applying specialist psychological therapies in different clinical settings
  • Involvement in innovative clinical practice
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and consultation
  • Involvement in service evaluations and research projects
  • Experience of working with looked-after and adopted children, their families, and the professional network
  • Experience of working systemically
  • Experience of working in a specialist CAMHS LAAC Team
  • Clinical leadership experience

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