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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

Psychological Therapist or Clinical Psychologist, accredited in Couns

Job Reference: 453-A-21-3144815

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Therapies/Staff Support
Agile - Working from home, Bradford
£38,890 - £44,503 Pro rata, per annum

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Psychological Therapist or Clinical Psychologist, accredited in Counselling, CBT or EMDR.

Band 7 (hourly rate & sessional/commissioned work via BDCFT Staff Bank)

For the ones in need, Help the Helpers and Give to the Givers! Can you spare a few hours a week to remotely support NHS staff? The Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and its NHS staff and those supporting them need your help!

  • Are you a Psychological Therapist or Clinical Psychologist, accredited in Counselling, CBT or EMDR?
  • Are you interested in helping NHS staff who have been adversely impacted by their work during the Covid19 pandemic?
  • Are you passionate about providing high quality psychological care to those who devote their lives to working in health and care sectors?
  • Are you a highly skilled Psychological Therapist or Clinical Psychologist who is keen to use their skills to help those who have worked at the front line during the pandemic and those supporting them to do so?

We are delighted to invite accredited Psychological Therapists and/or Clinical Psychologists to join our Staff Bank. You will be working hours around your existing commitments, providing psychological assessment and episodes of psychological therapy to health, social care and voluntary sector staff experiencing psychological stress and distress as a result of their efforts in managing the COVID19 pandemic and its impact across society. Our staff are our greatest and most valued resource, and we must do all we can to support them through such difficult times. If you’re eager and motivated to work even just a few extra hours to support our colleagues in need, we would welcome your application.

Of particular value to the presenting issues we anticipate staff may be experiencing (anxiety states, post trauma reactions, low mood, grief and loss), are practitioners with training and accreditation in CBT, EMDR, and counselling.

The positions are offered at band 7 (JD in attached job pack) on an hourly rate via Staff Bank, though we would welcome interest from a range of psychological practitioners interested in supporting our combined workforces. You will need access to a suitable environment to work remotely from that can offer assurance of a confidential conversation and ideally access to equipment to facilitate remote working, such as a computer or telephone. Expenses will be available to cover associated costs.

Your staff bank registration will be held with BDCFT, but your work could be with any staff working across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Service governance will be provided by the clinical lead for the therapeutic arm of the mental health and wellbeing hub.

For further details please contact:

Name: Lucy Wilde, Principal Psychological Therapist, Clinical Lead for WY&H Staff Psychological Assessment and Treatment Service

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Name: Matthew Devanny, Staff Bank Project Co-ordinator, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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