Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
14 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020

Job Description

We are looking for two full-time enthusiastic and committed clinical/counselling psychologists or psychoanalytic psychotherapists to perform at a band 8a, and join our well established and dynamic service in adult mental health for people who live in Maidstone and the countryside surrounding areas, in Kent.

The post holders will be based at Albion Place, within a Psychological Therapies service which includes psychological clinicians of several disciplines and trainees. The Maidstone Secondary Care Psychological Therapies service works closely and in collaboration with the Maidstone Community Mental Health team to provide a comprehensive service to adults with complex and longstanding mental health conditions and emotional difficulties.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in providing assessment and treatment (individual and group), participating in multidisciplinary staff development and supervision, enhancing the provision of psychological therapies for adult mental health, service development and evaluation, and a take part in a monthly programme of continuing professional development.

The post holders will join a supportive psychological therapies service staffed with 7.1 clinicians representing clinical psychology, psychoanalytic and CBT psychotherapy, and an assistant psychology. We have strong links with the South Thames Clinical Psychology Training Centre in Tunbridge Wells, attached to Christ Church University in Canterbury and our service offers an annual rotation of both first and third year trainees on placement who join our service. These links also provide access to a wide variety of post-qualification training courses and events.

We welcome you to contact us for additional information or for an informal telephone conversation or visit.

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 NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 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 varietyof 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 areas, including coaching and mentoring.

KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on.........!

New starter bonus. At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Probation Period. New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.

Ref: 380TS079

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