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Psychological Therapist

Job Reference: 457-20-019-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
SPS Personality Disorder.
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

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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

Specialist Psychotherapy Personality /Complex Trauma Team

Psychological Therapist /Clinical Psychologist Temporary post 12 months

Salary: Band 7 £37,570 - £43,772 pa (dependent on experience)

Location: St. Georges Community Health Centre

Hours: 37.5

Post Ref: 457-20-019-PY

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of psychological therapists from a variety of professional backgrounds who are working in the city-wide Specialist Psychotherapy Service.
We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced psychotherapist or clinical psychologist with experience in providing one or more modalities of psychotherapy to join us. This is a temporary post for 12 months.
The Specialist Psychotherapy Service is a multi-disciplinary, multi-modality service with clinicians from a range of backgrounds including nursing, clinical psychology, psychiatry and social work. It is a city-wide service and also takes regional referrals from across South Yorkshire and beyond. We provide tertiary level treatment and advice for service users and consultation to secondary and primary care, as well as specialist education and training, particularly for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and cognitive behavioural psychotherapists. There is also a strong research tradition within the department with good links to the Universities.

The Team is jointly led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy. The Team offers full programme dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and cognitive analytic therapy, some EMDR and Psychodynamic psychotherapy alongside outreach and consultation services provided to other teams across the Trust and to Primary Care.

Working alongside senior Clinical Psychology/Psychotherapist colleagues, the post holder will have a key role in the delivery of psychotherapeutic interventions, including undertaking assessments. You will need to have experience of working with service users with difficulties which are often associated with diagnoses such as borderline personality disorder or emotionally unstable personality disorder/complex needs along with substantial experience of working in integrated multidisciplinary teams. The post holder will receive clinical supervision and support to develop their specialist skills in working with service users with complex needs.

We are looking for a Psychological Therapist/Clinical Psychologist who is suitably qualified and accredited as well as registered with their relevant professional body (e.g. Health Care Professions Council). Psychology and psychotherapy roles are highly valued by the team and a positive approach to multidisciplinary team work is essential.

This is predominantly a clinical post although the post-holder will be expected to be involved in service development projects, teaching, consultation. and supervision of other therapists as detailed in the job description.

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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