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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/06/2020.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 457-20-041-PY

Employer:
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
MH Community Transformation
Location:
Sheffield
Salary:
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.


Strategic Partnerships Directorate

Primary Care Mental Health Team

Senior Clinical Psychologist (permanent position)

Salary: AfC Band 8 £45,753 - £51,668 (depending on experience)

While this post is a band 8a post we would welcome applications from existing band 7’s interested intheopportunity this programme can offerto progress to band 8a with a development plan.

Location: GP and Community Centres within a Sheffield Primary Care Network

(details of location to be discussed at interview)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Post Ref: 457-20-028-PY

Are you a Clinical Psychologist who wants to be part of to be part of a new innovative approach to mental health? We’re launching a groundbreaking primary care based service in Sheffield that will trial new ways of working.

Description of the service/programme:

Sheffield is a national trailblazer site for delivering a new place-based community mental health service for adults and older adults. The programme is a partnership between Sheffield Health and Social Care, Primary Care Sheffield and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE). It will focus on developing primary care and community based support with improved access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, personalised and trauma-informed care and medicine management.

If you are flexible, adaptable and like working in partnership to support people with complex mental health problems close to their home, this is an exciting opportunity to trial a new network-based multidisciplinary service across health and social care. Your work will be aligned with primary care networks and directly linked with a developed voluntary and community sector.

You will be part of a place-based team in one or more primary care networks delivering Care, Support and Treatment approach to improve care for adults with severe mental illness and complex mental health difficulties associated with a diagnosis of “personality disorder”.

Description of the Team/responsibilities/duties of the role:

The successful candidate will work within a new multidisciplinary team of GPs, primary care, mental health physical health and VCSE. The role will be hosted by a primary care network at GP surgeries and community centres.

The successful candidate will provide Structured Clinical Management and evidence-based psychological interventions to people with severe mental illness, including complex needs associated with personality disorder. The post holder will be required to undertake assessments; deliver individual, group and family interventions.

They will also provide reflective practice groups for the primary care teams and run complex case forums for those people who frequently attend primary care services, to support and develop a shared psychological formulation to manage challenging and distressing behaviour. Supervision of a range of staff will be core to the role.

Essential/Desirable Requirements of the Post Holder

We are looking for candidates who have experience of delivering psychosis and trauma-focused intervention, candidates will have significant experience of working with complex needs associated with a diagnosis of “personality disorder”. They will have experience of working with multidisciplinary professionals and agencies addressing physical, social and psychological needs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a real commitment and compassion for working with this client group and across a diverse population.

Please note other opportunities may also be available elsewhere in the SHSC Trust

For further information please contact Fiona Goudie, Clinical Director – Strategic Partnerships (on 0114) 226 3949/ e-mail fiona.goudie@shsc.nhs.uk) or Serena Coultress, Assistant Service Director – Community Wellbeing on (0114) 226 3146 / serena.coultress@shsc.nhs.uk)

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  • Closing Date: 7th June 2020
  • Interview Date: 25th June 2020
  • Application: In the interests of efficiency and the environment Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust encourages all applications to be made electronically. If submitting an application online is problematic then please contact the HR Department on (0114) 2263277.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.




Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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