Senior Clinical\/Forensic\/Counselling psychologist

Dartford, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
16 Jan 2020
14 Feb 2020

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Senior Clinical\/Forensic\/Counselling Psychologist to work in our acute mental health wards. You will be working in a dynamic environment delivering assessments and case formulations for complex clients. You will have an interest in providing brief, focused individual and group therapy interventions and supporting ward teams with psychologically informed practice ranging from positive behaviour support plans to reflective practice groups. The Trust values its wards and across the Trust, has invested in new build and extensively refurbished wards. We are developing psychology leaders to take on the role of Responsible Clinician. Within the acute care group, ward teams value the therapy work, case consultation and staff support role provided by ward psychologists. The post holder has an important strategic and liaison function to support the transition of patients between services. The successful candidate will also offer clinical supervision to assistant psychologists and trainees as well as Band 7 Psychologists. There will also be opportunity to develop your management skills. You will offer clinical supervision for our multi-disciplinary colleagues. There will be opportunities to take a lead role in service development, evaluating the outcomes of psychological work and publishing that research. We have good links to the Salomons Clinical Psychology training scheme. We will support you though regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as training to develop both professionally and personally within the role. There are CPD options as well as opportunities to join specialist supervision groups such as the Trauma Clinical Network Group. Doctoral level training in Clinical\/Forensic\/Counselling psychology or the equivalent is essential with some post-qualification expertise of patients with complex presentations and dual diagnoses. You must have current registration with the HCPC and be appointable to Band 8a under Agenda for Change. We are ideally looking for a full time candidate but candidates wishing to work part time (minimum of 3 days per week, 0.6 wte) will also be considered. We can offer a virtual interview if required. KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see http:\/\/ Apply. Apply\/Pensions.aspx for more details. Annual leave for Agenda for Change O n 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 areas, including coaching and mentoring. Induction.
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 B

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