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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2020.

Team Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 354-AC-19241-C

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Acre, Adur Arun And Worthing
Band 7 - £37,570 - £43,772

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (Full time, band 7) Adult Mental Health Adur Arun and Worthing (AAW) Group Treatment Programme, West Sussex

We are very excited to be recruiting to this new post for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to support the work of the AAW Group Treatment Programme which offers this service for people living in Shoreham, Worthing and Littlehampton. The Group Treatment Programme offers evidence based and 'trauma informed' interventions for people who have complex mental health needs. Apart from groups service users have the opportunity to benefit from parallel 1:1 work supporting their recovery.

Applications are welcome from qualified Psychologists and also from trainees who are about to qualify.The successful candidate will join an established team of clinicians from a number of professional backgrounds including nursing, psychotherapy and occupational therapy. They will also work alongside and with the support of a dynamic group of psychologists working in other secondary mental health services in AAW.

You will receive regular clinical and professional supervision as well as a commitment to your own continuing professional development. Our Trust offers a wide range of CPD and the post-holder will have the opportunity to develop their special interests and expertise in line with service and team objectives. Within our secondary mental health service, there are excellent opportunities to develop your service development and leadership skills in order to enhance your career progression.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services in and across Sussex. The Trust has teaching status and is developing into one of the country’s leading teaching mental health trusts. Working here offers continued training and development, variety, plus all the benefits of living in Sussex. Sussex is a beautiful county with good transport links, vibrant communities, rural areas, and tourist attractions, including the Coast and the South Downs. We welcome informal visits and or a phone conversation about the service and this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal enquiries please contact Patrick McGuinness, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and AAW Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies on 07471031632 or Elisa Cioffi 07393140160


Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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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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