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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Recovery) - Band 8a

Job Reference: 327-19-318

Employer:
Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services (2gether NHS Foundation Trust)
Department:
The Knoll
Location:
Ross-on-Wye
Salary:
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum, pro rata

We serve a population of 189,000 spread across 850 square miles of Herefordshire. We offer a wide range of in-patient and community mental health services covering all ages including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal, Working Age and Older People Services. In the most recent CQC inspection the organisation retained its overall rating of good amongst which several services were rated as outstanding.

Herefordshire Mental Health & Learning Disability services employ approximately 400 staff currently.

Our range of staff benefits include excellent Occupational Health Service, free counselling, discounted local shopping and leisure facilities and competitive relocation packages for people moving from outside the immediate area. We seek to provide support for people returning to practice, develop apprentices, and offer support for staff going on to nurse training.

We provide on the job training and are committed to personal staff development via regular appraisal and regularly promote training and development opportunities as well as offering help to support staff health and wellbeing. We recognise that staffs health and wellbeing are the foundation to a well-motivated organisation and key to being seen as an employer of choice.

Recent service developments have included perinatal mental health, personality disorder/complex trauma, liaison & diversion services and Individual Placement and Support Services. We are an innovative forward looking organisation keen to work with people in our aim to improve outcomes for people with mental health and learning disabilities of all ages.


This part-time position has recently become available offering an opportunity for the post holder to make a significant contribution to our community Recovery Team based in Ross on Wye in the South of Herefordshire.

The role will involve working as a core member of the team taking on both direct clinical input for complex cases as well as indirect work to support MDT colleagues including consultation, supervision, joint working and training.

We offer services across all Herefordshire’s secondary mental health care drawing upon a range of therapeutic models including CAT, CBT, Schema Therapy, CFT, ACT, Art Therapy and Systemic Therapy.

Enabled by being a small and friendly Trust, relationships are excellent between psychologists, and their multi-disciplinary colleagues, both within the locality teams and the broader mental health services. The Locality’s senior management greatly values and supports the County Psychological Service’s existing and developing role.

The County Psychology Service, and the adult mental health specialism within it, provides a friendly, cohesive and supportive environment for both newly qualified and more experienced staff. We encourage a diversity of approaches within an environment of joint working and mutual learning. There is a strong commitment to reflective practice, supervision, and CPD. There are good links with local clinical training courses in Birmingham and Coventry & Warwick Universities with regular core and specialist placements provided.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Herefordshire offers excellent living and working prospects. Nearby are the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Forest of Dean; the Malvern Hills; and the Brecon Beacons National Park; with easy access to the M5 and M50. Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Cheltenham are all within easy reach of Herefordshire. The area also has the benefit of outstanding schools and a rich cultural life. Surrounding the small city of Hereford there are many attractive villages set in beautiful countryside and five busy small market towns.

Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged. To do so, please contact Jo White, Principal Clinical Psychologist (01432 265123).

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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