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

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-92127-4

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Crisis and Home Treatment Teams
Redhill and Cherstey
£47,544 - £53,459 incl. Fringe HCAS

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Clinical/Counselling Psychologist within the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team Service. We are seeking to recruit a hard working, enthusiastic individual to work between in the North West Home Treatment Team at Abraham Cowley Unit in in Chertsey, and East / Mid Surrey Home Treatment Team in Redhill. Clinical/Counselling Psychologists are a respected and valued resource within the Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust Adult Mental Health Acute/Crisis Care pathway. During a period of significant investment in mental health and more widely in crisis care we are pleased to be offering 1 whole time equivalent Band 8a positions to work with our Crisis and Home Treatment Teams multidisciplinary teams of consultant psychiatrists, social workers, support workers, nurses, occupational therapists and advanced practitioners. The post holder will have opportunities to work directly and indirectly with patients experiencing a range of mental health problems, including complex trauma, psychosis, depression, anxiety, dissociation, self-harm and life-threatening behaviour.

The crisis teams have good links to the specialist services, local Community Mental Health Recovery Services and the acute inpatient teams. There are established personality disorder treatment pathways in the community and we are keen to develop psychological assessment and intervention pathways in the crisis service. These posts will offer opportunities to influence the development of such pathways for individual and group work. You will work directly with patients and indirectly to advise the multi-disciplinary team, e.g. providing advice at daily clinical review meetings on psychological aspects of patient care.

You will also work with and supervise assistant psychologists, as well as colleagues from the MDT. The service enjoys good links with local Doctoral training courses in clinical psychology. We are seeking candidates who can work in teams, and are adaptable and responsive to the needs of the service they are working in. There will be an emphasis on contributing to MDT formulation, risk assessment and care planning to address patient needs. Our commitment to you is we will provide you with opportunities to develop professionally within committed and supportive adult mental health services and play an important role in supporting increasing access to psychological therapies within our acute/crisis adult crisis teams. You will hold a small caseload of longer-term therapy cases in the recovery service alonside your work with the HTT.

The post is supported by the professional lead for clinical psychology and managed and supervised within the profession. There is a commitment to training and continuing professional development opportunities and you will be supervising assistant psychologists, other professions, and there will be opportunities to supervise trainee psychologists from local courses.

Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust has a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and you will both benefit from this and have opportunities to contribute to this agenda within the crisis 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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