Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a permanent full time band 8a post for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist within the Humber Traumatic Stress Service (HTSS) based in the Complex Intervention Service (CIS) in Hull within the Unplanned Care Mental Health Division.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and motivated person to join our well established trauma team which provides a specialist service to veterans and civilians experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD.

Please contact Dr Rosie Ingleton or Dr Lynsey Homes for further information.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the post holder will be to undertake the triage and screening of clients referred to the service

To conduct face to face and remote therapy interventions bespoke to the trauma service and provide specialist individual and group interventions within the service

To provide supervision to trainees and assistant psychologists within the service and to provide supervision and consultation to colleagues within the wider Trust and associated services

The post holder will contribute to service development of HTSS and CIS.

The post holder will attend service meetings and other relevant meetings within the Trust.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology or equivalent if qualified before 1996
  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral trainees
  • Skills in co-ordinating programmes of care, and providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups
  • EMDR training or other trauma-focussed model
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. complex PTSD, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities etc)
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of a wide range of neuropsychological assessment tools as applied in mental health work
Skills Essential
  • HCPC Registration or Eligibility
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising
  • Skills in working with people presenting with multiple and complex needs
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership/management skills at an advanced level
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working as a clinical or counselling psychologist, to include a significant period of working at a senior level in the specific field where the post is held
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan
  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships

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