Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist\/Psychotherapist

Folkestone, Kent, England
CT19 5JE
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 54.764 - 63.862 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 54.764 - 63.862 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
9 Sep 2021
Closes
8 Oct 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

To participate in the provision of Psychotherapy Services to adults with mental health difficulties within the localities served by the Trust

In particular:

  • To act as a deputy for the Clinical Lead/Consultant Psyhcotherapist and work in close partnership with her and the service lead in the day-to-day management of the specialist personality disorder services based in Maidstone and Folkestone.
  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of Specialist Psychological Services to clients with complex and longstanding personality disorder, possible co-morbid with other mental health difficulties, as referred from the secondary care mental health services within the locality.
  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions in these services and taking substantial professional responsibility and exercising autonomous judgement in their professional practice.
  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development relevant to the service area.
  • To be regularly responsible for providing training placements for trainee psychotherapists/psychologists and for providing professional support and guidance to basic/senior psychotherapists/psychologists in this specialism.
CLINICAL
  • To provide specialist psychotherapy/psychological assessment of adults with complex and severe personality disorder , possible with other comorbid mental health difficulties referred to the specialist personality disorder service, utilising information from a broad range of structured psychometric and semi-structured clinical methodologies and integrating it into a psychological formulation of the client and the psychosocial environment, drawing on a range of psychological theoretical perspectives.
  • To formulate and implement plans of specialist psychotherapy/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 the ongoing evaluation of the outcomes of the intervention. This will include psychodynamic psychotherapy groups in the community.
  • To be responsible for providing a specialist psychological perspective in the multi-disciplinary assessment of service users and their families.
  • To contribute highly specialist psychotherapy/psyhcological 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 take substantial professional responsibility and exercise autonomous professional judgement with regard to their professional practice.
  • Please see job description for full details.

    Person specificationEducationEssential criteria

    • Minumum eduaction requirements as per Person specification
    • Professional registration as per person specification
    • CPD relevant to the role


    ExperienceEssential criteria
    • Experience of working therapeutcically with people with PD/CENs
    • Experience of conducting psyhcodynamic therapy groups
    • Experience of managing a high risk/complex caseload

    Desirable criteria
    • Worked in TC/Lived experience of a TC
    • Offering clinical supervision
    • Line management


    SkillsEssential criteria
    • Capacity to manage exposure to highly distressing and emotive situations
    • Capacity to maintain professional and theraeutic boundaries
    • Ability to challange and work with conflict
    • Highly developed verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills


    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 appoint

    Ref: TS518

    Job Details

    Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist\/Psychotherapist

    Folkestone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
    Pay
    £ 54.764 - 63.862 Per year
    Job level
    Qualified (non-manager)
    Hours
    Full time
    Posted
    9 Sep 2021
    Type
    Permanent
    Closes
    8 Oct 2021

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