Principal Psychotherapist\/Clinical psychologist\/Counselling psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
27 Mar 2020
25 Apr 2020

Job Description

A rare opportunity has arisen for a professionally registered Psychotherapist/Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist to join the team delivering specialist treatment for adults with personality disorders. We are keen to recruit a clinician experienced in conducting therapeutic groups for people with severe and complex personality disorder who is able to work either 3 or 4 days. Ideally you will also have experience of working within a therapeutic community. Working days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday. Candidates seeking a 30 hour per week post will negotiate their fourth day with the service.

The Brenchley Unit is an established therapeutic community (TC) and an accredited member of the Community of Communities. The service was Highly Commended in the national Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2018. This is an opportunity to join a supportive and enthusiastic team, proven to provide effective and life changing treatment for people with complex personality disorders.

This role will involve working closely with CMHTs to advise on appropriate referrals, offering assessment and out-patient psychodynamic psychotherapy groups, which is the initial treatment phase before service users join the TC. You will also have a role in offering small group psychotherapy in the TC and attending community meetings.

You will be committed to the TC values. You will be keen to undertake working in a way that reflects the core TC values and principles, in particular, helping members develop an increased sense of agency and experiment with new ways of coping. You will be capable of working with transference processes involved in working within this demanding environment. You will also have the capacity to remain reflective and process the complex dynamics which can emerge. You will be confident with managing a caseload of complex patients who may present with significant risk. You will have the ability to organise and plan your workload so that priorities are attended to and quality standards are maintained. You will also have acquired the necessary experience and skills to deputise for the clinical lead as required and to support her and the operational lead in the day to day running of the service.

You will be working within a multi-disciplinary service which includes a Consultant Psychotherapist, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapist, Group Analysts, Psychodrama Therapist and Clinical Psychologist offering exciting opportunities for creative work. The Trust has a second therapeutic community in Folkestone and there will be opportunities for both teams to come together to share learning experiences and work together on service developments.

You will receive on-going group clinical supervision and be part of a staff process group with the team as well as being offered professional support and development.

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 areas, including coaching and mentoring.

KMPT is co

Ref: JD121

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