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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/08/2020.

Senior Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-97422-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
NEH Community Mental health Recovery Services
Aldershot, Surrey
£47,544.00-£53,459.00 incl Fringe HCAS

Aldershot Centre for Health, Aldershot, North East Hants
Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Band 8a - 2 x 0.6wte

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work in our ACOMHS community mental health recovery team in Aldershot. This is an award-winning team as recognised by SABP Care awards. The post holder would be working with adults who experience severe and enduring mental health difficulties. In particular, people with personality disorder, complex trauma and psychosis. You would be working with friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary teams who truly value the skills and expertise of our Clinical/Counselling Psychologists. The Aldershot patch is creative as we develop our links with the Nepalese population and increase their access to psychological therapy.

This post will develop your skills in leadership, working creatively in these unprecedented times, MDT working and working with complex clients. There are lots of opportunities for CPD. We are at the forefront of developing services and are working closely with NHS England to develop and test out new models of care. Developing Trauma Informed services are viewed to be an important component of clinical care going forward.

Your clinical work would involve providing assessment, formulation and psychological interventions to CMHRS clients, and consultation to the team. The post requires good teamwork skills and enthusiasm for working with a challenging client group. The Trust has a strong commitment to maintaining contacts with psychological services elsewhere in the Trust, CPD and clinical supervision. Strong links also exist with Surrey University doctoral training courses and trainees are taken regularly on placement.

We are going to be receiving additional funding to support training in psychological treatments and it will be possible to engage in additional training to improve access to a range of specialist therapy approaches for Severe and Enduring Mental Health difficulties. Knowledge of working with high risk, complex mental health difficulties and experience in group therapy work and project work would be essential. Training in ACT, CBT, EMDR, DBT and/or trauma work would be preferable.

The post holder will work with other psychologists in the community teams across the locality. We are innovative in developing new initiatives and the work is rewarding. We would hope that you will be keen to join us in the transformation of services to increase access to psychological therapies.

To know more, please contact

Dr Anna Redding, Consultant Clinical Psychologist 07717 801054 or

Dr Helen Tudor, or 01483528100

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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