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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/06/2020.

Clinical Psychologist / CBT Therapist

Job Reference: 457-20-045-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
MH Recovery South
£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.

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Recovery South Team, Mental Health Recovery Service

Clinical Psychologist / Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (permanent)

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

Location:   East Glade Centre, South Recovery Team, 1 East Glade Crescent, Sheffield   S12 4QN
Hours:       30 hours

Post Ref:  457-20-045-PY

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Clinical Psychologist or a CBT Therapist in the South Recovery Team and we are looking for a suitably experienced psychological therapist who is interested in and passionate about working with adults with complex mental health problems. Psychological roles are highly valued by the teams and a positive approach to multidisciplinary team work is essential. 

The Recovery Team includes nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, CBT therapists, clinical psychologists, support workers, employment and education workers, peer recovery workers, and occupational therapists who work together to deliver multidisciplinary interventions at Step 4 and Step 5 of the NICE Stepped Care Model, statutory functions relating to the Mental Health Act and social care assessments and interventions. Working together the team aims to promote an optimum level of recovery, independence and social inclusion for each individual.

The role within the Recovery Team involves working as part of the MDT alongside Clinical Psychology/CBT Therapist colleagues with service users with complex trauma and working with their families and carers. The integrated team of Clinical Psychologists and CBT Therapists offer a wide range of psychological interventions for our service users (including working with people in crisis). This post will also involve working indirectly with staff through joint work, consultation, reflective practice and team formulation. You should be willing to work in a creative and flexible way and possess enthusiasm and willingness to work proactively in a multi-disciplinary setting.  

You will need to be either:
- Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist) and be trained to Doctoral level (or be working towards qualifying by October 2020). 
- Be trained as a CBT therapist and have BABCP full accreditation.

You will benefit from being part of a thriving adult mental health CBT and Psychology group 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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