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

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-100438R

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
East Surrey Locality Community Mental Health Recovery Service, Gatton PLace
East Surrey, Redhill, Reigate, Caterham
£54, 959 - £63,792 inc fringe HCAS

There are exciting developments within Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Network which is resulting in the developments of exciting opportunities for an 8b Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with strong leadership skills.

The postholder will work across two closely connected service areas; our CMHRSs work with people and their families presenting with severe and complex MH difficulties. The 8b psychologist will provide leadership and clinical expertise to teams across East Surrey, working closely with CMHRS service managers and Consultant Psychologist.

The CMHRS is for adults aged 18 years plus with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems. You will be responsible for the provision of highly specialist psychology services for this client group in line with principles of recovery. You will provide leadership and supervision to other psychologists and work closely with other multi-disciplinary team members. You will be involved in assessment and assigning of clients to specific interventions and offering evidence based psychological interventions in line with our care pathways. In addition, you will lead on specific service related projects.This is an excellent opportunity to further develop leadership skills within a committed and supportive adult mental health setting as well as playing an important role in helping to shape the service.

For our new PD pathway, we are implementing a new community care pathway across Surrey within the delivery of our primary care services for people with emotionally unstable personality disorder. There will be two major initiatives, the Psychologically Informed Consultation and Training Team (PICT) & Service Users Network (SUN). PICT will provide consultation and training to clinicians and agencies across the primary care network to enhance their understanding of EUPD and to equip the workforce with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with this client group. In addition we will be developing new group interventions for people with traits of emotionally unstable disorder and for carers. These primary care service areas form a significant part of our pathway spanning primary care and the community, providing a service for people struggling with emotional difficulties in primary care as well as offering psychologically informed care for those delivering a service to them.

If you are an enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with strong leadership skills, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants must be eligible for HPC registration.

Please contact Maria Geoghegan Consultant Counselling Psychologist for further information.

Dr Maria Geoghegan 01737 288960

Psychologist, Clinical, Counselling, Mental Health, Leadership, Personality Disorder

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.

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