Senior Psychotherapist/Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Ramsgate, Kent, England
CT11 0RW
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 47.126 - 53.219 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 47.126 - 53.219 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of the Secondary Care Psychological Therapies Service in Thanet. Intent on bringing innovative ideas into practice, this service is forward thinking and flexible in providing a good quality psychological therapy service to adults who experience severe and enduring mental health difficulties. We invite applicants from the above disciplines.

If you are applying as a counselling or clinical psychologist you will have a doctorate-level or equivalent BPS approved qualification in clinical or counselling psychology. If applying as a psychotherapist you will need to be qualified to Masters level and be UKCP/ HCPC registered. You will also be expected to have significant experience in delivering interventions in a Secondary Care environment and supervising others.

The Psychological Therapy Service in Thanet is committed to providing support and excellent supervision and to developing their staff. In return, for the right candidate, you can expect flexible working hours and solid administrative support. The Services have good links with the Christchurch Canterbury University Doctoral Training Course in Clinical Psychology based at David Salomon's House to which it regularly provides clinical placements to clinical psychologists in training.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the provision of Secondary Care Psychological Therapies Services to adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, aged 18 and upwards, within the CCG localities served by Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

You would be part of a team of 4 psychological therapists in secondary care, with practitioners in psychotherapy, clinical and counselling psychology. You will have plenty of scope and backing to develop your own practice, whilst providing a highly professional service delivering interventions to patients with a range of severe and enduring mental health conditions. Consultation and teaching to staff in the multi-disciplinary team will be also an expectation.

Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of a range of evidence-based psychological interventions to working age adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties referred by the Community Mental Health teams within the locality.
  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychology interventions within the service 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 and contributing to training placements for trainee clinical/counselling psychologists and for providing professional support and guidance to basic/senior psychologists in this specialism.

Please see job description for full details.

Person specificationEssential criteriaEssential criteria
  • Good Honours degree in psychology \uf0d8Post-graduate master or doctoral level training in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.Registration with HCPC, BPS, UKCP
  • Experience of working in a range of mental health settings and supervising others
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration

Desirable criteria
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers

Ref: 366790422

Job Details

Senior Psychotherapist/Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Ramsgate, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 47.126 - 53.219 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
23 Dec 2021

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