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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2020.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-95682R-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Therapy Service
Chertsey, Surrey
£47,544- £53,459 Inc Fringe HCAS

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (with neuropsychological assessment competencies) to work across the Acute Care Pathway, providing a clinical psychology service to working age adults with acute mental health problems. This is a strong leadership element to this role, with the opportunity for Trustwide project work, so you will be able to develop your leadership competencies.

You will work across three Inpatient wards, the Acute Therapy & Diversional Activity Service and Home Treatment Teams liaising with our Community Mental Health Recovery Services. You will provide assessment and treatment of complex cases and offer consultation and support to multi-disciplinary colleagues. You will also develop and deliver training packages with colleagues giving you the opportunity to develop these skills.

You will receive supervision and support and will supervise the Assistant Psychologist(s) and honorary Assistant Psychologists working in the Unit. There are close links with the wider psychology team in the area.

The Trust is committed to CPD, supervision and innovations in practice. There are close links with Surrey University and the Trust provides placements to Clinical and Counselling Trainee Psychologists. You will experience and enjoy working with a supportive, experienced, enthusiastic team and will benefit from the Trust’s commitment to staff development and training. We will offer you an active clinical supervision infrastructure, an individually tailored professional development plan with opportunities to gain breadth of experience across mental health areas and of course the boost to your career of playing an important role in the development of our service.


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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