Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist
This job is now closed
This position attracts a Welcome bonus of20% of salary (10% will be given on appointment and the further 10% after 1 year in service)
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and compassionate Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist to join us in Inclusion. This post is responsible for the provision of psychological therapies within Inclusion Thurrock Early Intervention in Psychosis (EiP) and At Risk Mental States (ARMS) Services. This service also offers a range of family intervention therapies alongside support from Peer Support Workers. You would be joining a wider service context renowned for displaying initiatives in how therapeutic interventions are delivered as evidenced by the recent HSJ award for 'Primary Care Initiative of the Year' for one of the other services under Inclusion Thurrock.
The post holder will be a welcomed member of the Inclusion Thurrock Senior Leadership Team and will report on outcomes of EiP and ARMS to the wider team. The post holder will have a clinical, supervisory, and managerial function.
Training opportunities are plentiful throughout our Inclusion teams - we are passionate about offering opportunities to further develop your skills. Elevate your skills through our leadership training, systemic and family psychotherapy training, CBT for psychosis training, nationally recognised supervision qualifications and more.
We encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have about the role in advance of applying.
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!
By joining Team MPFT, you will be helpingyour communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
- Supporting your career development and progression
- Excellent NHS Pension scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Options for flexible working.
- Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
- Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources.
- If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
- Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate.
- Salary sacrifices car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates.
- Salary sacrifices bikes up to £2k.
- Free car parking at all trust sites.
- Free flu vaccinations every year.
- Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met).
And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).