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Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist / Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 369-A-20-53630

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Church Lane, Exeter
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychological Therapist Band 7 – 1.0 wte

Do you have a strong interest in Psychosis? A commitment to supporting personal and clinical recovery? The skills to facilitate transition between inpatient care and independent living? Interested in pursuing this in beautiful Devon?

The Russell Clinic in Exeter is transforming in 2020 into a recovery-focussed in-reach and outreach care service for men living with psychosis. To support and develop psychological provision into the unit and promote a psychologically informed environment, we are looking to recruit a fulltime (37.5 hours/week) Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Psychological Therapist on a permanent contract with Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

The post will be based on the Russell Clinic and will be focused on providing psychological assessment for all residents and recovery-based psychological interventions to residents on the unit and in their outreach phase. The successful applicant will have an essential function of working collaboratively with the MDT Ward Team to inform care planning and support the team to develop more psychologically-informed understandings of the residents.

The successful candidate will work with our Adult Acute Psychology Principal Clinical Psychologists and our Professional Lead to support the continuing development of our psychology provision and work in close collaboration with the multi-disciplinary Inpatient team on the Russell Clinic. There is scope for the post-holder to undertake some work on the Adult Acute Acute units in Exeter depending on the requirements of Russell Clinic.

Qualification in CBTp and Family Interventions for Psychosis (FiP) are desirable. You will be managed within the EEM (Exeter, East, and Mid) Devon Psychology and Psychological Therapies Service by the Professional Lead for Adult Acute Psychology and will join the broader EEM Devon Psychology and Psychological Therapies Team. EEM Devon Psychology and Psychological Therapies Service is a friendly and active team, providing a range of in-patient and community services including Perinatal/MBU Services, Older Adult Mental Health, Adult Mental Health, and Early Interventions in Psychosis. There will be opportunities to meet with the other Psychology staff who work in EEM Devon for staff forums and CPD events.

We currently have strong relationships with the CBTp programme at Exeter University and Psychology and Psychological Therapies Service (P&PT) supports close links between psychology staff and the two local DClinPsy training courses. The acute units will be opening to Trainees from next year. We also currently provide placements for Counselling Psychology Trainees.

For further information please contact: Dr Peter Keohane, Professional Lead for Adult Acute Psychology on 01392 676376. Please also feel welcome to contact the Russell Clinic 01392 674100 to arrange a visit.


Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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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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