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Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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We are looking for a full time 8b psychologist to lead the psychological provision provided within our 12 bedded rehabilitation and recovery unit. This is an integral role within the developing pathway of Mental Health Recovery and offers an exciting opportunity to change and define new ways of working through direct clinical interventions and the supervision of staff. The role will be influential, and you will be working with the management team to develop a coproduced approach to recovery and rehabilitation.

Meadowbank is a 24hr, 7 day a week provision for men with diagnoses such as schizophrenia and personality disorders, with comorbid difficulties such as forensic issues, drug and alcohol problems and neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD and Autism. It is situated on the Berrywood Hospital site in Northampton. Its primary role is to re-integrate individuals back into the community, to regain a meaningful life by supporting and enabling them to develop recovery goals (based on the CHIME framework), their daily living skills, develop their understanding of their diagnosis, undertake relapse prevention work, and increase responsibility for self-management. A psychologically informed therapeutic setting, alongside direct psychological intervention is therefore of huge importance in helping these men to move forward.

Main duties of the job

For this post, we are looking for someone to join the unit's leadership team and to work alongside the Ward Matron and Consultant Psychiatrist in providing high-quality, person-centred rehabilitation. The successful candidate will have experience of using robust psychological formulations to enhance the care offered by themselves and the wider MDT. Previous work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, comorbid drug and alcohol problems, forensic issues or neurodevelopmental conditions would be an advantage. As would a recovery or rehabilitation ethos. We are also looking for someone who can offer service users direct psychological intervention to meet their needs and work indirectly with the staff team, leading positive changes, offering 1:1 clinical supervision, peer supervision/reflective practice and teaching.

Supervision and line management for this post is provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for the Recovery Pathway (interim). There are monthly meetings with psychology colleagues in the pathway to discuss cases, receive CPD and explore organisational issues. Job planned time for training and research is available and encouraged.

There are a significant number of psychologists within NHFT working across different specialties and there are also excellent opportunities for professional development through regular monthly trust wide psychology meetings and active peer supervision networks.

About us

The Trust enjoys good links with both Oxford and Leicester Doctoral training courses.

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Psychologist
  • Experience in working with people with mental health conditions
Experience Essential
  • Rehabilitation Experience
  • Additional qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Experience in mental health
  • Additional qualifications

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