Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist
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This position attracts a Welcome bonus of 20% of salary on appointment and 20% after 1 year in service
This post is responsible for the provision of talking therapies within Inclusion Thurrock Early Intervention in Psychosis (EiP) and At Risk Mental States (ARMS) Services.
The post holder will be a member of the Inclusion Thurrock Senior Leadership Team, and thus will report on outcomes of EiP and ARMS to the wider team and will have a clinical, supervisory & managerial function.
Main duties of the job
- To provide a NICE compliant therapeutic service to patients, with a wide range of mental health problems with complex needs, the post holder will be expected to maintain high professional levels of clinical judgement and application of complex skills at all times. The post holder will utilise advanced theoretical and practical clinical skills in applying interventions as required.
- Where indicated, to utilise complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care. The post-holder will also be responsible for the safe use of any equipment used during assessments (e.g. test batteries).
- To advise the senior management team on all clinical, managerial and practical matters relevant to the provision, planning and delivery of psychological services in the area.
- As a senior clinician, to participate in the evaluation, monitoring and development of the team's operational policies, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit and ensuring incorporation of psychological frameworks for understanding and provision of high quality care.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.
We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.
We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.
Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.
Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
Please see job description and person specification for further details.**** We do not accept CVs. Applications will only be considered if made via the website.**** ****This vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.****
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