8B Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Part time

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Are you passionate about mental health?  Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to children and families lives?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of a well-established family safeguarding team in Surrey.

The post offers a diverse range of experience working with people with mental health difficulties which might be impacting upon their ability to parent. You will join a friendly and supportive group of psychologists and there will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills through CPD. The trust has an enviable care pathways system and there are opportunities to train in CBT for psychosis, family interventions, CBT for personality disorders and structured clinical management, as well as coaching opportunities.

As a Trust we pride our-selves on our innovative and collaborative approach to providing the highest quality, person-centered care. As an early implementer site for new models of care, we have a comprehensive primary care personality disorder services as well as established primary care MH teams working alongside GP practices. We are currently developing integrated care pathways across primary and secondary care.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan and deliver a highly specialist psychology service in the family safeguarding service and to oversee its clinical governance. 
  • To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and/or service area.
  • To lead in the supervision and contribute to Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of psychology staff, as required.
  • To ensure that the healthcare needs of people using services are communicated to and work in partnership with service commissioners and other healthcare providers for the best outcomes.  
  • To advocate and represent the service. 
  • To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways
  • Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding psychology recruitment.
  • To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills such as specialist psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic interventions and consultation to support people with complex needs 
  • To act as supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. 
  • To influence and develop team cultures that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Date posted

25 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8b

Salary

£56,609 to £65,707 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share, Flexible working

Reference number

C9325-22-0320

Job locations

Surrey County Council

Southway

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 8WZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

• To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation. 

 • To plan and deliver a highly specialist psychology service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical governance. 

• To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and/or service area. 

• To lead in the supervision and contribute to Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of psychology staff, as required. 

• To ensure that the healthcare needs of people using services are communicated to and work in partnership with service commissioners and other healthcare providers for the best outcomes. To positively contribute to Trust and divisional developments in relation to psychology practice. To advocate and represent the service. 

• To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways. 

• Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding psychology recruitment. 

• To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future developments. 

• To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills such as specialist psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic interventions and consultation to support people with complex needs 

 • To act as supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. To participate in new staff induction. 

• To research national best practice and enable services to benchmark practice against nationally recognised standards - in partnership with people who use services and carers. 

 • To lead in developing and conducting clinical audit and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within the relevant area of practice. 

• To influence and develop team cultures that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity.

Job description

Job responsibilities

• To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation. 

 • To plan and deliver a highly specialist psychology service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical governance. 

• To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and/or service area. 

• To lead in the supervision and contribute to Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of psychology staff, as required. 

• To ensure that the healthcare needs of people using services are communicated to and work in partnership with service commissioners and other healthcare providers for the best outcomes. To positively contribute to Trust and divisional developments in relation to psychology practice. To advocate and represent the service. 

• To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways. 

• Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding psychology recruitment. 

• To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future developments. 

• To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills such as specialist psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic interventions and consultation to support people with complex needs 

 • To act as supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. To participate in new staff induction. 

• To research national best practice and enable services to benchmark practice against nationally recognised standards - in partnership with people who use services and carers. 

 • To lead in developing and conducting clinical audit and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within the relevant area of practice. 

• To influence and develop team cultures that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees

Desirable

  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work (systemic training)
  • Additional leadership/management study
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees

Desirable

  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work (systemic training)
  • Additional leadership/management study

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Surrey County Council

Southway

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 8WZ


Employer's website

https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Surrey County Council

Southway

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 8WZ


Employer's website

https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant clinical psychologist

Lucy Leonard

lucy.leonard@sabp.nhs.uk

02087833950

Date posted

25 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8b

Salary

£56,609 to £65,707 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share, Flexible working

Reference number

C9325-22-0320

Job locations

Surrey County Council

Southway

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 8WZ


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