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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-19-85383R-3

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Elmbridge CMHRS
West Molesey
£39,332 - £45,534 incl. Fringe HCAS (full time)

We are seeking enthusiastic specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologists who have experience of working in a community mental health team. The posts will involve working across Community Mental Health Recovery Services (CMHRSs).

The CMHRSs see adults aged 18 years plus with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems. The principles and philosophy of care are based on the recovery model. You will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychology services for this client group. You will also be supervising assistant psychologists and trainees in the team. The psychologists in the team work closely with other multidisciplinary team members and other teams, such as the Home Treatment Teams and Inpatient services. You will be involved in assessment and assigning of clients to specific care clusters and offering evidence-based psychological interventions within each care cluster.

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to develop special interests and expertise in evidence-based interventions in line with service objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally within a committed and supportive adult mental health setting as well as play an important role in helping to shape the service. Newly qualified psychologists are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be registered with HCPC or eligible to be registered with HCPC (if newly qualified).



Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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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.

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

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