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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2022.

Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 267-OM807730

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Psychological Therapies
Location:
Various, Oxford
Salary:
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum/pro rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We really want to hear from you if you are an enthusiastic HCPC registered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist wanting to develop your clinical, supervisory and leadership skills. We are also happy to hear from other accredited psychological therapists that can demonstrate they meet the person specification.

We really want to hear from you if you are an enthusiastic HCPC registered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist wanting to develop your clinical, supervisory and leadership skills, who wish to make a difference to patients with long term mental health problems, providing evidence-based treatments across Oxfordshire. We are also happy to hear from other accredited psychological therapists that can demonstrate they meet the person specification.

We are developing Psychological Therapies as part of the integrated Specialist Adult Mental Health Teams in Oxfordshire and have been successful in requiring additional funds to offer 12 month fixed term posts to provide in person or digital therapy.

As a flexible employer we would welcome discussions about opportunities we can offer in posts both full and part time, for people wanting to specialise in adult mental health.

We offer CPD and training to support career progression, have excellent links with the Oxford Centre for Psychological Health that includes Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy (OCTC) and Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training, which is hosted by the Trust. We actively encourage innovation and research with opportunities for collaborations with University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Department of Experimental Psychology. We also collaborate with Oxford Brookes University and Buckinghamshire New University.

We provide excellent accredited supervision by senior therapists to help you consolidate your therapy skills in a focused and supported way, monthly opportunities to meet psychological therapy colleagues from across the county for reflective practice groups; clinical updates and professional development, and excellent CPD opportunities.

Please apply if you can demonstrate:

  • Evidence of significant knowledge in your specialist therapy area of working with adults with severe and/or complex mental health difficulties
  • A good working knowledge of evidence-based treatments
  • Sound clinical risk assessment and management
  • Experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Substantial experience of supervision with therapists and other clinical staff
  • Experience of leadership and management of therapy staff

We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We provide excellent accredited supervision by senior therapists to help you consolidate your therapy skills in a focused and supported way, monthly opportunities to meet psychological therapy colleagues from across the county for reflective practice groups; clinical updates and professional development, and excellent CPD opportunities.

Please apply if you can demonstrate:

  • Evidence of significant knowledge in your specialist therapy area of working with adults with severe and/or complex mental health difficulties
  • A good working knowledge of evidence-based treatments
  • Sound clinical risk assessment and management
  • Experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Substantial experience of supervision with therapists and other clinical staff
  • Experience of leadership and management of therapy staff

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Ryder - Consultant Counselling Psychologist
Email address: Joanne.Ryder@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 01865 902005

Cathy Woodley – Deputy Team Manager 01865 902005




  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

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.


UK Registration

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



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