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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/11/2020.

Psychological Therapist/Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 457-20-083-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
£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.

Scheduled and Planned Care Network

Mood, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychotherapy Service (MAPPS)

Psychological Therapist /Clinical Psychologist

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

Location: St. Georges Community Health Centre

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week Permanent

Post Ref: 457-20-083-PY

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of Psychological Therapists who are working in the Mood, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychotherapy Service (MAPPS).

This full-time permanent post is based at the St. Georges Community Health Centre. The post involves working as part of the MDT providing highly specialised evidence-based psychological therapies to people with complex anxiety and mood disorders. The role involves direct clinical work with service users and their families/carers, psychological interventions for people who require highly specialised psychological therapies and for whom there has been an inadequate response to ‘first line’ interventions, or for whom these interventions are not appropriate.

This post will also involve working with staff through joint work, consultation, reflective practice and team formulation.

We are looking for a Psychological Therapist/Clinical Psychologist who is suitably qualified and registered with the relevant body (Health Professions Council, NMC, BABCP, ACAT) who is interested in working with adults with complex mental health problems. Psychotherapy and psychology roles are highly valued by the team and a positive approach to multidisciplinary team work is essential.

We are keen to ensure that this relatively small team provides a range of interventions across therapeutic modalities. The longest waiting times are for Trauma-Focused Psychotherapies for PTSD, so an ability to deliver safe, effective, evidence based Trauma Focused Psychotherapy to this population is therefore essential. This is predominantly a clinical post although the post-holder will be expected to be involved in service development projects, teaching, consultation and supervision of other therapists as detailed in the job description.

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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