Navigo Health and Social Care CIC
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We are seeking to recruit a highly enthusiastic and motivated Psychological therapist, to work within our Community Psychology service. The therapist would be expected to conduct specialised Psychological assessments and help make skilled evaluation and treatment plans for people with complex psychological needs, often presenting with comorbidity and a longstanding history of difficulties.
They would also implement and monitor specialised evidence-based psychological interventions, taking into account the complexity of needs identified.
Psychology staff are provided with a day working from home to encourage the opportunity for CPD practice and support with administrative duties.
The successful candidate will join a team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Psychological Therapists and Assistant Psychologists, whom work closely with colleagues within the local Community Mental Health Teams and other Navigo services.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be embedded into the Community Psychology service, alongside other Psychological professionals, delivering therapies to service users referred to the Psychology department.
The department receive referrals for a range of mental health disorders, such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorder, Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, so the candidate will develop a variety of therapeutic skills and work towards accreditation in evidence-based therapies. Therapeutic interventions are predominantly provided on a face-to-face basis from the service base, however some remote sessions can be offered if applicable.
The post holder may also be expected to represent the Psychology service at clinical or business related meetings held across the organisation and also support trainee's and Assistant Psychologists when required.
Staff are encouraged to work towards further therapeutic accreditation and time is provided on a regular basis for CPD opportunities.
Navigo Health and Social Care CIC provide health and social care services to a population of 158,000. We are a progressive and ambitious organisation that aims to support those living with a mental health illness, their carers and families in the simplest and most effective ways. We are different because we know working with the same methods doesnt work forever; and we will continue to challenge the way we do things to create the best services that are centred on the people who use them.
This social enterprise is about working together with local people to create services that are owned by the community, supported by it and loyal to it. Its challenging , its exciting and we want like-minded people to join us. If you think thats you, take a look at the job specification
Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of specialist psychological care to clients with complex mental health conditions, which may include challenging behaviours.
To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families and promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health and any associated disabilities.
To provide advice, guidance and when applicable, clinical supervision to less experienced colleagues within the designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.
To be pro-active in continual service improvement within own area.
To promote at all times a positive image of the service and the wider organisation
MAIN DUTIES & CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1.1 Provides specialist psychological assessment of clients with complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources.
1.2 Formulates plans for specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers.
1.3 Implements a range of specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.
1.4 Evaluates therapy options and makes decisions about treatment.
1.5 Responsible for recognising the potential for, or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.
1.6 Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
1.7 Liaises regularly with other professionals involved with the clients case, ensuring any concerns regarding welfare or risk to self or others is passed on in a timely manner.
2.1 Required at times to undertake administrative tasks in relation to own work.
2.2 Uses Microsoft Office applications on a daily basis.
2.3 Responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient/client records using SYSTMONE in accordance with the organisational and professional record keeping standards.
2.4 When required, writes reports for other members of the multidisciplinary team and external parties regarding patient/client related matters
RESPONSIBILITY FOR ORGANISING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
3.1 Organises own workload on a day-to-day basis, prioritising work as appropriate.
3.2 Plans individual client care and where appropriate, acts as lead professional, ensuring the provision of a multidisciplinary care package appropriate for the clients needs.
3.3 Pro-active in identifying and proposing changes to local procedures and working practices in own area and plays a significant role in implementation.
3.4 Support management, when required, in the monitoring of the Psychology services performance data and training statistics.
4.1 Pro-active in identifying and proposing safety, quality and service improvements within own work area.
4.2 Participates in the development, monitoring and evaluation of service improvements in own area.
4.3 Represent the Psychology service at clinical and business meetings, liaising with and informing staff across the organisation on Psychology related matters and feedback information to the team when required.
Skills & Attributes
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).