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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2020.

Clinical Lead Psychologist – Assertive Stabilisation

Job Reference: 371-MHE203

Employer:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Assertive Intervention Stabilisation CRHTT (EUPD Pathway)
Location:
Reading
Salary:
£53,168 to £62,001 per annum

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.


What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Outstanding’ rating overall. Being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘There was a clear vision, underpinned by a set of values that were well understood by staff across the trust.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

 

About you:

Are you an innovative and forward-looking clinical / counselling psychologist with experience and expertise in conducting structured assessments for Personality Disorder e.g. IPDE and have a substantial record of working with complex, often challenging and high-risk presentations within multi-disciplinary settings? Do you have post-qualification training or substantial experience delivering interventions specific to working with EUPD e.g. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), and/ or Structured Clinical Management (SCM)?

If the above describes you - and if you’re energetic and ready for your next career move - we are looking for the right person to work in and help shape our Assertive Stabilisation arm of the new EUPD Pathway. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and hard-working psychologist to enhance their leadership skills as they shape this new addition to our EUPD pathway. You work as part of IMPACTT (Intensive Management of Personality-Disorder and Clinical Therapy Team) - a specialist therapy team working with personality disorders. The team is made up of a variety of professionals including clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and assistant psychologists as well as providing clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team working within Assertive Stabilisation.

You will be joining a supportive organisation where psychological therapists work closely with other professionals and agencies to offer high-quality care across Berkshire.

 

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Theresa Wyles (Head of Mental Health Urgent Care) on 07798 588920 or email: Theresa.Wyles@berkshire.nhs.uk; or Sorana Berry (Head of Service, IMPACTT) on 07900 267968 or email: Sorana.Berry@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Theresa Wyles, telephone 07798 588920, email Theresa.Wyles@berkshire.nhs.uk




We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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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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