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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Applied Psychologist, West Assessment & Treatment Service

Job Reference: 354-AB-20063-A

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Mill View Hospital, Hove
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Applications are invited from Applied Psychologists for three posts in the Brighton & Hove Assessment & Treatment Service.

  • One permanent, full-time Band 7 post available from January 2021, based at East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre (37.5 hours per week);
  • One temporary, part-time Band 7 post available immediately, based at Mill View Hospital (18.75 hours per week). This post is available for six months;
  • One temporary, full-time Band 7 post available from November 2020, based at East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre (37.5 hours per week). This post is available for six months.

Applicants must be registered as Practitioner Psychologists with the HCPC, although applications from psychologists who are about to qualify are also welcome.

The post-holders will be part of the Brighton and Hove Assessment & Treatment Service, which provides community mental health services for adults of all ages, including services for people with dementia.

The posts are aimed at improving access to psychological interventions for people with psychosis and their families and carers, so will appeal to psychologists who have a special interest in developing skills in this area. The post-holders will also have the opportunity to work more broadly with people with complex mental health problems, their families and carers.

The successful candidates will join a friendly, highly-skilled and enthusiastic community of psychologists and psychological therapists in Brighton & Hove working as part of the Assessment and Treatment Service. The service is multi-professional and based across two hubs in East and West Brighton.

Brighton Psychologists are valued members of the service and offer specialist assessments and interventions, psychological formulation and team consultation. The successful candidates will have skills and interests in supporting professional colleagues to develop and use psychological thinking in their work and in contributing psychological perspectives to service users’ care plans.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services in and across Sussex. It aims to realise the potential of everyone who uses its services and to enable staff to do a great job. Sussex Partnership has teaching status and is developing into one of the country’s leading teaching mental health trusts. Working here offers continued training and development, variety and a rewarding challenge, plus all the benefits of living in Sussex.

The successful candidates will be creative and flexible in adapting to change and able to educate and inspire others in working with people with complex mental health problems.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr. Andrea Cohen or Dr. Susan WhitingJob titleConsultant Clinical PsychologistEmail addressandrea.cohen@sussexpartnership.nhs.ukTelephone number0300 304 0094

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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