South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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2 x 37.5 Hours Per Week 1 x 22.5 Hours Per Week
Seeking enthusiastic and compassionate Clinical or Counselling Psychologists! We are expanding! We have new investment, allowing us to recruit to two full time posts. We also have a 22.5 hour per week post, meaning we have opportunity to grow by 2.6 WTE.
The Calderdale Core team is a collaborative adult mental health team, comprised of mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, support workers and clinical and counselling psychologists and psychotherapists. We are embracing trauma informed practice and exciting developments in mental health community transformation.
Within your role, you will provide psychological therapy to service users and support the psychological thinking within the wider team. Offering clinical supervision is also a part of the working role and we will support you to develop in this area (particularly if employed as newly qualified).
Currently we have psychologists working in EMDR, CAT, DBT, MBT and other third wave CBT. The service offers both individual and group therapies, contributing to a rich and varied experience in the working role. We are a collaborative and supportive team with support for continued professional development, clinical supervision, and line management.
Opportunities for further training and gaining experience in other clinical areas will also be supported.
For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking newly qualified band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist looking for a preceptorship to see them to 8a senior post. The opportunity for preceptorship is for a to join the service on a band 7 and undertake a development plan with the aim of developing the required competencies for an 8a post.
The candidate would need to successfully complete the competency framework before they gain the band 8a and this would not be achieved due to length of time in post.
Alternatively, we are seeking those already working at 8a level, or with the competency required to work at this level.
We are particularly looking for individuals who have a strong interest or experience of working with adults with complex psychological problems.
We have good links to the D. Clinical Psych training course at Leeds, offering placements to trainees, supervising research and providing teaching.
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.
Enquiries are welcomed and should be made to either Dr Jo Robinson - Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Rachael Theed, Principal Clinical Psychologist or Dr Rachael Bratley, Principal Counselling Psychologist on01422 262377.
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
- To provide highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment for service users experiencing moderate, severe and complex mental health/psychological problems based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observation and semi-structured interviews with service users, their family and/or carers.
- To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological intervention and/or management of mental health/psychological and/or behavioural difficulties based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and exercising expert clinical judgement based on the highest standards of evidence based practice across a full range of care settings.
- To establish rapport and build effective working relationships with service users and all those involved in their psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being.
- To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes.
- To work jointly with other team members and professionals in delivering the most appropriate clinical service to service users and, where appropriate, their families/carers.
- To follow appropriate local Safeguarding Adults and Children policies in all clinical work, including close liaison with all relevant agencies.
- To provide specialist risk assessment of, and intervention to, service users who may present in local acute settings in line with agreed procedures
- To liaise and consult with the wider professional network in the care of service users, offering consultation and supervision where necessary.
- To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychological interventions and to autonomously manage a caseload of clients.
- To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all service users, the settings in which they present, and agencies involved in the psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being.
Special Knowledge and Skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).