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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Amber Valley WAA & ERP

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Clinical or Counselling Psychologist who is passionate about working with adults and colleagues within Mental Health Services?

We have a post in Amber Valley Adult CMHT (Ripley): 3 days with the general CMHT and 2 days with the Emotion Regulation Pathway (ERP) in the same team.

We will also consider part-time working, and full time role within ERP including other areas.

The ERP is a trauma-informed, evidence-based, psychology-led service for people with emotion regulation, impulsivity and relationship problems who may have a diagnosis of 'personality disorder'.

This post offers the opportunity to develop skills in working with a wide range of presentations and also specialising in therapy and service improvement for people with complex emotional needs.

The post is band 7 or 8a (dependent on experience) with potential for progression from 7 to 8a through a competency-based gateway. We are able to provide relocation costs for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

You will offer individual and group interventions, work jointly with MDT colleagues and provide advice/consultation and supervision on psychological aspects of a person's care, co-creating meaningful change with colleagues for our service users.

Within the ERP part of the role there will be a particular focus on support and supervision of multi-disciplinary colleagues providing Structured Clinical Management; and delivering group and individual therapies using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or Mentalisation Based Treatment approaches (with associated nationally recognised training). There are also multiple opportunities to get involved in service development and research within the pathway.

You will be managed, supported and mentored within profession, joining our highly valued and well-respected Psychology and Psychological Therapies Division.

This is an exciting time for us in developing trauma-informed care throughout the Trust and you will join our division's pivotal role in this.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and our friendly and supportive psychology team to become part of a compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of making a positive difference.

Derbyshire Healthcare's CQC rating was good overall with some outstanding services, and staff rated the Trust highly on health and wellbeing, morale and immediate managers.

We have excellent opportunities to further develop specialist skills in psychology. Within the Psychology and Psychological Therapies Service, we have Psychologists with training and experience in a range of therapeutic models including ACT, CFT, DBT, MBT, Systemic therapy, ISTDP, CAT and EMDR. There are multiple opportunities for peer support, a range of specialist supervision groups (e.g. focusing on therapeutic models, dissociation, EMDR, neuropsychology) and regular CPD events. We have excellent links with local Clinical Psychology Training Courses and provide regular placements and teaching.

Job description Job responsibilities

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Responsible for the provision of community based specialist psychological services, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, for adults with a wide range of mental health problems including complex and severe, and people with complex emotional needs, to co-facilitate groups and provide individual therapy.

The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of team policies and procedures, and will utilise research skills for audit, policy, service development and research within the services.

The post holder will need to be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), eligible for BPS Chartership and able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Good Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above). Eligibility for Graduate membership of the BPS
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the BPS/HCPC
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist by the HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status with the BPS
  • In addition to routine CPD and supervision, has demonstrated a clear commitment to developing a specialist area of expertise relevant to the post through significant training, personal study or experience (essential for Band 8a role)
  • Post qualification training in supervision of other psychologists (essential for Band 8a role)
  • Post qualification specialist training/experience through having provided assessment/intervention to people with severe and enduring mental health problems including with personality disorder and complex trauma under clinical supervision whilst working as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist (essential for Band 8a role)
  • Training in and experience of working using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalisation-Based Treatment or Structured Clinical Management
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a broad range of settings
  • Evidence of taking full clinical responsibility for clients with a range of mental health problems and severity, within the context of multi-disciplinary care (essential for Band 8a role)
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS & HCPC (essential for Band 8a role)
Other Essential
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post, which includes being able to travel efficiently to different bases and completing home visits

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