Psychologist - Southern Gambling Service
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Would you like to be part of a new and innovative gambling service?
The Southern Gambling Service is one of the first of fourteen specialist services that treat people with gambling problems.
You would be part of a growing multi-disciplinary team comprising of psychiatrists, psychologists, trainee clinical associate psychologists and peer support workers. The Service also provides placements for trainee psychiatrists and psychologists. Opportunities for research are available and the team has strong links with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Southampton and the University of Chicago.
We are looking to expand our team of psychologists and this post would suit a newly qualified (or soon-to-be) clinical or counselling psychologist. The post would be appointed on band 7 preceptorship towards an 8a role, once certain competencies are achieved. Responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly.
Previous experience working with people with substance misuse or eating disorders is not essential; candidates should demonstrate sound formulation and treatment planning skills with adults experiencing 'common mental health' difficulties. They should also be familiar with recovery-oriented treatment models and able to engage individuals for whom shame, guilt and remorse are obstacles to seeking help.
Main duties of the job
Given the large geographic reach of the Service, the team operates as a 'virtual' team and, as such, the post holder will be expected to work predominantly remotely. However, monthly 'in-person' psychology team meetings will occur at one of the Trusts locations within Hampshire to maintain team cohesion. (Travel to Hampshire to complete certain mandatory training will also be necessary).
The responsibilities will include providing initial assessments of referrals to the service, and psychological assessments of co-occurring mental health issues. Providing evidence-based psychological therapy and liaising with partner adult mental health services are also part of the role. Providing informal teaching and consultation within the Service and to external agencies is also expected. Successful candidates will contribute to the supervision of junior doctors, assistant psychologists, trainee Clinical Associate Psychologists and trainee psychologists.
In order to meet the needs of the client group, the ability to offer early evening appointments (up to 7pm) once a week may be required.
Please note that candidates need to be qualified clinical or counselling psychologists (or be on an appropriate training course). They should be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or clearly state on their application how they are planning to achieve registration.
Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?
Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?
We want to meet you!
Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.
Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.
Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
- Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
- We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
- We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.
Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.
Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).