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Band 7/8a Clinical Psychologist - Preceptorship

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year pa, pro rata (dependant on experience)
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Psychologist, Community mental health nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
During the pandemic, we realised more than ever how important it is to not only look after our service users, but also ourselves - we are devoted to this in how we work.

We are developing'Living Well' CMHTs to be part of the new Community Mental Health Framework: a huge mental health movement with lived experience and collaboration at its core. I would like to invite you to come and join the Killamarsh team, work with us in these exciting new roles so we can reach even greater heights.

Our posts are available at Band 7 or 8a depending on experience with progression by appraisal.

We are flexible in creating mutually agreeable job plans e.g. opportunities for working into specialisms such as the Emotional Regulation Pathway, Physical Health or Sexual Health Psychology services.

Please get in touch to discuss options state and state preferences for job mix and banding in 'Supporting Information'.

We will provide relocation costs for the right candidate.

Interviews will be held face to face at Killamarsh Clinic, w/c 27th March 2023

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to provide individual and group clinical work jointly with your colleagues.

You will promote psychological ideas by offering advice and consultation in addition to supervision and training to colleagues, multi-disciplinary practitioners, the wider organisation and contribute to service development.

We support and develop our staff to work with complexity, for example, by accessing training resources to support your work with trauma and dissociation and offer specialist clinical supervision (eg CFT, complex dissociation, EMDR).

You will be joining a Psychology and Psychological Therapies Division with wide range of expertise and a strong identity in a time of growth.

There are opportunities to learn from others and create your own role in a developing, flexible workforce.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTQ+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and well-being opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

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Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Good Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above). Eligibility for Graduate membership of B.P.S.
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the B.P.S./HCPC
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist by the HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status of B.P.S.
  • Post qualification training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Post qualification specialist training/experience of assessment/intervention for people with complex mental health problems (1-2 points relevant to experience/evidence of this)
  • Post qualification training in a therapy model (score 2 points if completed, 1 point if in process of training)
  • Chartered status with BPS
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with clients across a variety of settings (1-2 points depending on experience/evidence)
  • Commitment to developing specialist area of expertise relevant to the post through significant training, personal study etc (1-2 points depending on experience/evidence)
  • Expertise and interest in specialist area relevant to adult mental health (1-2 points depending on experience)
  • Training and interest in DBT framework (1-2 points depending on experience)
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Very high level of interpersonal and communication skills enabling written and oral presentation and receipt of complex and sensitive information, to facilitate acceptance, and relate effectively in an emotive and hostile environment (1-2 points depending on experience/evidence)
  • Ability to process text, set up and use databases and spreadsheets
Personal Essential
  • Enthusiasm for psychology in relation to MH Problems. Interest in developing/consolidating skills in working with complex trauma and associated diagnoses (1-2 points dependent on experience/evidence)
Other Essential
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

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