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Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist

Gillingham, Dorset, England
£ 44606 - 50819 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019

Job Description

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

It's an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2019!
This is an opportunity to further develop the provision of evidenced-based psychological therapies within a large secondary care psychological therapies service that works closely with the local CMHT.
Intent on bringing innovative ideas into practice, this service is forward thinking and flexible in providing a high quality psychological therapy service to adults who experience severe and enduring mental health difficulties.
The Trust is currently redeveloping its clinical care pathways for people with Enduring Conditions (eg psychosis) and Personality Disorders in line with NICE Guidelines.
You would be part of a team of 9 psychological therapists in secondary care, with practitioners in clinical and counselling psychology, psychotherapy, CBT and systemic therapy supported with an assistant psychologist.
You would be responsible for offering high quality interventions in both individual and group formats across a range of severe psychological difficulties.
There will be plenty of scope and backing to develop your own practice, whilst providing a highly professional service to the community services. Consultation, supervision and teaching to staff in the multi-disciplinary team will be an important expectation of the post so experience of those roles would be advantageous as would experience within secondary care itself where complexity and higher levels of risk are the norm.
A flexible and creative approach to psychological practice is important but being able to establish strong working relationships with other professionals is critical in what is a challenging environment. Experience in running groups would be a significant advantage particularly if with Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT).
The Psychological Therapy Service in Medway is committed to providing professional support and supervision in the development of its staff. The Service has good links with the Christchurch Canterbury University Doctoral Training Course in Clinical Psychology based at David Salomon's House and regularly provides clinical placements to clinical psychologists in training. Similar training placement links are currently in development for example with IFT (Institute of Family Therapy) and the Tavistock Clinic for master's level trainees.

If you are applying as a Counselling or Clinical psychologist you will have a doctorate-level or equivalent BPS approved qualification in Clinical or Counseling psychology, will hold HCPC registration and are likely to be chartered.
If applying as a psychotherapist you will need a post graduate training to Master's Level in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and registered with UKCP (or equivalent) or in CBT and registered with BABCP.
In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, it may be necessary to bring the closing date forward. You are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Eddie Jaynes, Locality Lead for Medway Secondary Care Psychological Therapies on Applyor email Apply


Ref: SR053

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