Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £52,963 - £59,360 per annum , pro rata (Incl of HCAS)
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Wokingham, RG41 2RE
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6332853/371-CFS209-B

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Part time role: 3 days a week

There will also be opportunity for agile working, including options for home working.

Interviews will be held on 12th June 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join the Berkshire Healthcare Children and Young Persons Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) which is team operating within the wider Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The CYP EIP service serves all of Berkshire, and we are seeking a clinician who is passionate about working with children and young people with complex presentations, who is also interested in wider service development initiatives and being part of a multidisciplinary team.

We are a specialist service working with individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis (FEP) or who are presenting with an at-risk mental state (ARMS), working with children and young people under 18 years old.
• Clinical Assessment:Conduct increasingly specialist assessments to understand a service user’s presenting difficulties and/or the systemic issues present.
• Treatment Planning:Develop individualised specialised treatment plans based on assessment findings and service user needs, in collaboration with service users, to support their recovery and/or support with behaviours that challenge.
• Therapeutic Interventions:Develop anddeliver evidence based therapeutic interventions using a range of psychological techniques and modalities, including CBT/CBTp
• Collaboration:Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team clinicians and multi-agency representatives in the delivery of holistic client care, leading this where appropriate.
• Supervision and Training:Provide supervision and mentorship to clinicians and trainees contributing to their professional development and improving the quality of the treatment provided.
• Research, Audit and Service Development:Lead on and undertake audit and research and service development activities and participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance the overall effectiveness of clinical services.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
• Generous NHS pension scheme
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
• Free parking across Trust sites

The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:
1. Post graduate doctoral qualification in clinical or counselling psychology and registration with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist
2. Evidence of post-qualification training, experience within a CAMHS setting and expert knowledge of multiple psychological models and interventions
3. Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environments
4. Experience of supervision and of positively influencing team practice

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips – see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact Fiona Carey, Professional Lead for Psychological Therapies, CAMHS by email:Fiona.carey@berkshire.nhs.ukwho’ll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

This advert closes on Sunday 2 Jun 2024

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