Clinical\/Counselling\/Forensic\/Heath Psychologist\/Psychotherapist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 40.057 - 45.839 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 40.057 - 45.839 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
7 Sep 2021
Closes
6 Oct 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments to clients on the acute wards based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To formulate and implement plans of specialist psychological treatment or management of client's mental health problems based on a multi-factorial psychological understanding and current evidence-based best practice.
  • To undertake a range of psychological therapeutic interventions, drawing on a range of psychological models and employing a range of modalities (individual, family and group) adapted and tailored to the needs of the individual and the context and ongoing evaluation of the outcomes of the intervention.
  • To exercise autonomous professional judgement and responsibility for the psychological management of clients on own case load.
  • To be responsible for providing a specialist psychological perspective in the multi-disciplinary assessment of service users and their families.
  • To contribute highly specialist psychological advice to the multi-disciplinary formulation of appropriate therapeutic approaches or intervention plans, and to be involved in, or oversee specialist psychological aspects of their implementation in collaboration with other staff.
  • To undertake psychologically based risk assessment and risk management for relevant clients and provide advice on the psychological aspects of risk to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To consult with and provide specialist psychological guidance to carers and families of service users.
  • To communicate highly complex and potentially highly contentious information in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, in situations with patients who may be extremely hostile or highly emotional requiring the highest level of communication skills. To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care.

  • Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
    • HCPC registered

    Desirable criteria
    • working with complex cases


    skills and experienceEssential criteria
    • experience running groups

    Desirable criteria
    • working in acute


    Skills and experienceEssential criteria
    • Reflective Practice

    Desirable criteria
    • training in complex MH problems


    KMPT Staff Benefits:
    NHS pension scheme

    Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

    Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
    Annual leave for Agenda for Change

    On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
    After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
    After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

    Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

    Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
    Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
    Recommend a friend campaign

    If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
    Flexible working

    Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
    Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

    Dependant on length of NHS service
    Other paid/unpaid leave

    This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

    Non paid leave for career breaks
    Staff Support

    KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
    NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

    Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
    Learning and Development opportunities

    In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic a

    Ref: RB000596C

    Job Details

    Clinical\/Counselling\/Forensic\/Heath Psychologist\/Psychotherapist

    Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
    Pay
    £ 40.057 - 45.839 Per year
    Job level
    Qualified (non-manager)
    Hours
    Full time
    Posted
    7 Sep 2021
    Type
    Permanent
    Closes
    6 Oct 2021

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