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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/06/2020.

Clinical Psychologist/CBT Therapist in Early Intervention

Job Reference: 457-20-042-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Early Intervention Service
£38,890 to £44,503 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.


Community Services Directorate– Early Intervention in Psychosis service
Psychological Services
Psychological Services provide services to the health and social care community in Sheffield and Rotherham. We are a large group of clinical psychologists, CBT therapists, counsellors, researchers, consultants and support staff. Our approach is innovative and supportive in maintaining high standards in all areas. We have excellent links with other professional bodies locally and nationally and a healthy and supportive relationship with our Trust, Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Early Intervention Service: Band 7 Clinical Psychologist/CBT psychotherapist post (37.5 hours)

Salary:Band 7 38,890 - £44,503 pa (dependent on experience)

Location:Early Intervention Service, Limbrick Centre, Limbrick Road, Sheffield S6

Hours:37.5hrs pw

Post Ref: 457-20-042-PY

We are seeking a suitably experienced clinical psychologist/CBT therapist to provide and be responsible for the systematic provision and evaluation of a range of highly specialist clinical psychology/CBT services to the Sheffield Early Intervention in psychosis service within the Community Services Directorate. The Early Intervention service provides services to adults who are experiencing the onset of psychotic experiences, and their families. The CBT therapists/clinical psychologists are valued team members, working directly with service users (and their families) who are receiving care and treatment (including working with people in crisis) and providing indirect interventions through team formulation, joint work, consultation & teaching/training.

You will need to be either:
•Be trained as a CBT psychotherapist and have BABCP full accreditation, or (for band 7 posts) due to qualify by September 2020 & be on track for gaining BABCP accreditation
•Be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist) and be trained to Doctoral level or, for band 7 posts, be due to qualify in September 2020

Successful candidates will be expected to take up post no later than 12 October 2020.

You should have post-qualification (or trainee/placement experience) of working in a CMHT or EI service with people with mental health difficulties including psychosis, bipolar disorder and trauma-related complex difficulties. You should be able to demonstrate leadership skills and possess enthusiasm and willingness to work proactively in a multi-disciplinary setting. A willingness to attend further training, as required as the service develops in line with standards set by NHS England, is essential.

Within Early Intervention we are building a research link with Professor Richard Bentall who currently works part-time at the University of Sheffield.

The post-holders will benefit from being part of an adult mental health CBT & psychology group of around 35 people within Psychological Services where professional line management, peer support and clinical supervision are offered. We also have strong links with the Sheffield Cognitive Therapy Diploma course and the University of Sheffield Doctorate Clinical Psychology Training course.

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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