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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/03/2020.

Senior Psychological Therapist/Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 457-20-017-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
SPS Personality Disorder.
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Scheduled and Planned Care Network
Personality/Complex Trauma Team, Specialist Psychotherapy Service

Senior Psychological Therapist/ Clinical Psychologist 1 Part time temporary one year post (15 hrs per week)

Salary: Band 8a

Location: St Georges Winter Street

Hours: 15 hrs

Post Ref: 457-20-017-PY

Due to a temporary secondment of one of our staff, we are seeking a suitably qualified Psychological Therapist/Clinical Psychologist to join the Personality/ Complex Trauma team for 15hrs a week, for one year.
The Specialist Psychotherapy Service (SPS) offers city-wide and regional tertiary level treatment, psychotherapeutic interventions and consultation and advice for service users and other teams, alongside specialist education, training and research in psychotherapy.

The Personality/Complex Trauma Team offers a range of psychotherapies for service users presenting with complex difficulties, often associated with diagnoses such as Borderline Personality Disorder/ Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. We have developed a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme and continue to increase the provision of other psychotherapy modalities with an evidence base in this area, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and trauma focused approaches such as EMDR, as a part of the developing care pathways. Alongside this we are building on the existing multidisciplinary complex assessment and consultation service already provided to other teams across the Trust and to primary care.

The post holder will play a key role in the delivery of psychotherapeutic interventions with service users, their families and carers. The role will also contribute to complex assessment, formulation and a consultation service and will supervise trainees on placement in the team as appropriate. You will need to have enthusiasm for working with service users with complex needs, with experience in this area as well as experience of working in multidisciplinary teams.

As a Psychological Therapist or a Clinical Psychologist, you will need to be registered as appropriate with the HCPC, BABCP, or other accreditation body and be trained to Doctoral level or equivalent standard.

It is essential you demonstrate in your application that you meet the requirements of the person specification

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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