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Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 798-9330

Employer:
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Orchard Service
Location:
Worcester
Salary:
£52,306 to £60,983 pa pro rata

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

OUR TRUST VALUES

Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed clinical psychologist to join our small, friendly, dedicated psychosocial team.  The 'Support for Families Team' comprising a family support worker and a play specialist, works alongside community children's nursing teams caring for children with life limiting/threatening conditions and their families across the beautiful county of Worcestershire. 

You will be proactive and dynamic with excellent interpersonal skills and will operationally manage, clinically lead and develop the team to provide a high quality service offering interventions and support to both service users and staff.  You will offer service-wide leadership (including pathway development) and clinical supervision to the team, as well as psychological advice, consultation, training and staff support across the countywide MDT service.  In addition the role will include offering direct, highly specialist psychological assessment and clinical interventions to children, young people and families with a variety of needs.  You will have relevant post qualification experience in working with children and families in challenging circumstances and an interest in physical health psychology models.    You will also be confident in promoting psychologically-informed ways of working to non psychologist colleagues and have significant experience of service development and leadership. 

Excellent office space is available as well as an opportunity to work with a supportive team in creative and flexible ways which put patients and their families at the heart of care.  More broadly, you will be part of a well-established and regarded psychology network within the trust.  This is a unique opportunity for a psychologist with the relevant experience and enthusiasm to develop their professional skills and work within a role that offers diversity and the opportunity to make a difference. 

Community visits are an essential part of the role.  Candidates must be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist and be eligible to be charted as a Psychologist with the BPS.

For an informal visit or conversation about the role please contact Stephanie Courts, Children’s Lead Nurse & Clinical Services Manager on scourts@nhs.net




PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.


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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