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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/11/2020.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 457-20-082-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Forest Close Central
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

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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.

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Forest Close Intensive Rehabilitation Service

Clinical Psychologist
Salary:Band 8a £45,753 - £51,668 pa pro rata (depending on experience)

Location: Forest Close Intensive Rehabilitation Service, Worrall, Sheffield

Hours: 30 hours per week

Post Ref: 457-20-082-PY

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Rehabilitation and Recovery Pathway at Sheffield Health & Social Care Trust. The post will require a highly skilled clinician to join the leadership team of the inpatient rehab & recovery service.

Forest Close is a 30 bed intensive inpatient rehabilitation service located in the north of Sheffield. We support adults with enduring and complex mental health needs to recover meaningful lives, work towards more independence, and rebuild their ability and confidence to live in the community. We are an experienced and large multi-disciplinary team and we use a whole team approach to deliver least-restrictive evidence-based care and to continuously improve our service. We feel passionate about working collaboratively with services users and their families, and other care providers to ensure people experience smooth and timely transition from inpatient care. We have won national awards in recognition of our positive practice in mental health and are proud to be one of the first services in Sheffield to achieve the Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) from the Royal College of Psychiatry.

We are looking for an experienced clinical psychologist, suitably qualified and registered with the Health Professions Council who is interested in developing and embedding a trauma focussed model of clinical delivery for both service users and staff who support them.

The successful candidate will lead a small team of Assistants Psychologists who are already strongly embedded within the service and who play a key and central role in all aspects of services we deliver. In addition, you would be providing a key role supervising the new professional role of clinical associate psychologists who are beginning their apprenticeship training and who will play a key part in service development.

The post holder will have an understanding of team formulation and promoting psychological understanding in teams and across systems and have a passion and the skills for indirect psychological working. Experience and expertise in working with service users who struggle to regulate their emotions and who use deliberate self harm as a method of coping with their feelings will be invaluable. Forest Close has a supportive leadership team who are excited about supporting development and change. The role will also be focussed on the exploring the treatment interface across the inpatient pathway.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic and ready to promote recovery focused and trauma informed ways of working and who has a positive and well-informed approach to risk management.
You will benefit from being part of a thriving Adult Mental Health (AMH) clinical psychology grouping of around 60 people which in turn is part of Wider MDT Psychological Services across Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust. Peer support, clinical supervision, and line management are offered through the AMH Division. We also benefit from strong links with the Sheffield DClinPsy training course, offering teaching, mentoring, and placements.

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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