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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2020.

Principal Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-103751-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Reigate and Tandridge CMHRS
Redhill, Surrey
£54,959 - £63,792 inc. Fringe HCAS

We are seeking an enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist who has strong leadership & clinical to work in a busy Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS). The post will involve working in East Surrey Locality covering the areas of Redhill & Caterham. The post holder will provide leadership to the CMHRS’s in East Surrey Locality, working closely with the Consultant Psychologists and Community Services Managers for East Locality. We are looking for a candidate who has specialist experience/training in the area of trauma, personality disorders and psychosis. We are also looking for a person who has substantial experience of supervising qualified staff and experience of service development.

The CMHRS is for adults aged 18 years plus with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems. The principles and philosophy of care are based on the recovery model.The post holder will be responsible for the provision of highly specialist psychology services for this client group.

The post holder will provide leadership and supervision to other junior psychologist’s in the locality. Post holder will support the Consultant Psychologists with matters of Clinical Governance in East Locality. The post holder may be sitting on Personality Disorders Forum and Risk Assessment Panels. They will be involved in assessment and assigning of clients to specific care clusters and offering evidence based psychological interventions within each care cluster and offering consultation to other staff. In addition, post holder will lead on specific service related projects as identified by the Lead Consultant Psychologist and in line with Trusts service objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to use leadership skills within a committed and supportive adult mental health setting as well as playing an important role in helping to shape the service.

Applicants must be registered with HCPC.

This post is for 15 hours per week.

Please feel free to contact Dr Maria Geoghegan on 01737 288960 or Dr Vandana Gupta on 07909 970019 if you wish to discuss this post.

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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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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