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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/10/2020.

Band 7 Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 457-20-071-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Eating Disorders Service
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Specialist Directorate
Eating Disorders Service (Through Age Pathway)

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist

Salary: Band 7 £38,890 - £44,503 pa (dependent on experience)

Location: St Georges Community Health Centre / Centenary House / Bedford St

Hours: 37.5hrs

Post Ref: 457-20-071-PY

Applications are being sought for a suitably qualified Band 7 Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist who would be interested in working into the new through age eating disorders pathway (Full Time, Permanent). This is an exciting time to work in Sheffield Eating Disorders Service as part of collaborative partnership arrangements with NHS provider Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust's specialist eating disorders service (up to 16 years) and a voluntary sector provider (SYEDA - South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association) to deliver an all age pathway.

The role will expect the successful applicant to work across the through age pathway providing specialist clinical assessments and a variety of evidenced based interventions to clients experiencing eating difficulties. The post holder will be provided the opportunity to complete relevant specialist CPD Training. Clinical supervision will be via the Lead Clinical Psychologist in the Sheffield Eating Disorders Team. The role also provides opportunity for supporting clinical governance initiatives, audit and research.

We would welcome applications from current DClinPsy trainees who expect to complete training by Winter 2020 / Spring 2021.

The post holder will also be part of Psychological Services at SHSC which employs qualified Clinical Psychologists and Psychological Therapists working in a range of settings in Sheffield and Rotherham providing opportunities for professional development and networking with other psychologists / therapists.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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