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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/08/2020.

Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 369-A-20-58548

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
South Devon Psychology & Psychological Therapies
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to those with mental health problems enjoy a better future?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist to join the Torbay Psychology & Psychological Therapies team based in Torquay. It is an exciting time to join the team as we prepare to introduce the Community Services Framework, reinventing old relationships and developing new links as mental health services become more integrated within the wider community networks.

The successful applicant will be committed to MDT working and to advancing trauma informed care across the trust. You will contribute to the delivery of psychological therapies working closely with the wider adult mental health teams. You will be dedicated to high quality service provision, drawing on a range of theoretical models and perspectives, offering assessments and therapy to clients with severe and complex mental health problems. The role is dynamic and will require you to attend multidisciplinary meetings and to offer supervision, consultation and training to the local CMHTs. You will be joining our friendly, creative and well established team and you will have opportunities to make links with the local Open Dialogue research study in Torbay.

We are extremely keen to provide all our staff with opportunities for CPD and encourage applicants to cultivate areas of special interests. Supervision and professional support will be provided by senior members of the team. There will also be opportunities to work with colleagues from different therapeutic modalities (CBT, DBT, MBT, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic, Family Therapy and Arts therapies).

We are a supportive team and we place a lot of importance on the health and wellbeing of all our staff. We meet regularly as a team and there is often a lively debate and discussion about issues relating to the consistent provision and development of psychological services for adults with complex mental health needs. There are also opportunities to meet regularly with psychologists and psychotherapists from other services across South and West Devon for monthly CPD events and networking.

We are keen to support research opportunities and have good links with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral course at Plymouth University and host placements regularly within our team.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata (Band 8a).

About you

You will have solid clinical experience working in secondary care adult mental health services. You would have completed training in at least two different therapeutic modalities and will be able to apply your learning in working with people with complex mental health difficulties.

You will be able to demonstrate skills in leading on projects and working with MDT teams. You would have some experience in providing supervision, consultation and/or reflective practice to teams. You would be expected to have a broad knowledge of mental health services in the NHS and an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by multi-disciplinary teams in secondary care adult mental health services.

We welcome informal enquiries.

The location

Torbay Hospital, Torquay

About us

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.

Living here

If you’re looking for an innovative and rewarding place to work, plus a beautiful place to live, then joining Devon Partnership NHS Trust is the right place for you.

There’s so much choice across Devon to suit your needs. You’ll soon fall in love with Devon, its charm and all it has to offer. Whether you like to work in the city, or prefer the draw of rural or beach locations, you’ll find them all on your doorstep to experience and explore throughout your day. It really is a great place to work and a great place to live.

Great place to work. Great place to live.

Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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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