Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum (full time) , pro rata ( part time)
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 June 2024
Location: Oxford and Portsmouth, OX3 7HN
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6339847/371-MHS406-1

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A Vacancy at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist/CBT therapist looking for an opportunity to hone your clinical skills within a specialist service? We are looking for 2 clinicians who can share our vacant 1.7 whole time equivalent post. Please contact Mark Bruce for more information or if you wish to discuss further.

Op Courage is the NHS Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. Our service covers the central area of Southern England and is led by Dr Deborah Lee. The successful candidate for this post will be based in Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire carrying out assessment, formulation, and evidence-based psychological therapy.

A passion for supporting our ex Armed Forces community (veterans) is essential. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide assessment and psychological treatment for veterans with complex mental health issues, including Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety disorders, substance misuse and anger issues. You will be fully supported, with training where needed, to offer evidence-based treatment following NICE guidance to meet the needs of our clients, including CBT and TF-CBT, EMDR, NET and Compassion Focused Therapy.

Your self-care is important to us. We pride ourselves on offering excellent clinical support within the team including access to daily senior clinicians on a rota, weekly or fortnightly individual supervision, peer supervision and specialist CFT and EMDR group supervision.

The post holder will:
• Provide specialist psychological assessments of clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care.
• Formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of our veterans' mental health issues based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s problems, and employing methods anchored in evidence-based practice.
• Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options considering both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual’s presentation.
• Undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professionals on the psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
• Attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings to help facilitate the smooth running of the service and build relationships and shared learning between staff members across the wider team.

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
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
• Free parking across Trust sites

The “must haves” for this role:
• Holder of an HCPC regulated Clinical/Counselling Psychology qualification ORPost graduate certificate in evidence-based psychological treatments and eligible for BABCP accreditation
• Training in evidence-based psychological therapy for PTSD
• Evidence of working with people who have experienced common mental health problems, across the lifespan and from different cultures.
• Evidence of experience of working with adults presenting with complex mental health difficulties.
• Evidence of experience of working with traumatised people including those with PTSD and/or C-PTSD

Our OpCourage Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service covers the area of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Hampshire including the Isle of Wight.

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team. The service operational administrative base is in Erlegh House at the University of Reading, Berkshire. The team come together once monthly for a business meeting, and on other specified occasions as necessary.

We are looking for 2 Band 7 Clinicians to share 1.6 whole time equivalent vacancy.

Interviews will be held on 25 June 2024.

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 call: Mark Bruce on 0118 904 7222 or email: who’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 16 Jun 2024

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