Clinical Psychologist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Clinical Psychologist to join our Specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) team in the Hastings area of East Sussex. CAMHS works with young people aged 5-18 with a range of mental health presentations, and their families and supports recovery through a range of interventions. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines.

Depending on your areas of expertise and training, a secondary supervision package can be part of your job plan (e.g., CBT, IPT, EMDR, DDP, ASC, group work). You will work closely with the Locality Manager, and multidisciplinary team colleagues. You will be supported and expected to attend regular local and county wide psychology meetings and undertake relevant CPD, and will receive regular supervision from a senior psychology colleague. Previous postholders have completed qualifications in areas such as specialist IAPT supervision training, trauma focused CBT training and ADI/ADOS training.

The team is at an exciting time of development. There are proposals for a specific OCD clinic pathway and we would be keen for the post holder to have an active voice in the development of this.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a service of friendly, highly skilled and experienced mental health practitioners from a range of professions including clinical psychology, art therapy, play therapy, systemic family therapy, specialist nursing, child and adolescent psychiatry, and occupational therapy.

The successful candidate will be expected to offer specialist psychological assessment, formulation, intervention (using a wide range of clinical models/approaches) and consultation. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing individual and groupwork and will provide supervision and professional support to relevant colleagues. You will guide service development through service evaluation and audit, as well as using routine outcome measures and feedback tools. You will be expected to contribute to the culture of co-production and participation with the children, young people and families who use the service.

About us

Sussex Partnership Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:

  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

Wed love you to join our organisation that is rated good overall and outstanding for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:

  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

See the attached Partnership Perks document for details about our benefits package.

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year PA / Pro rata for part time

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

354-CS-20786-F

Job locations

St Anne's Centre

Hastings

TN37 7PT


Job description

Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

To be a successful Clinical Psychologist in our team you will be:

  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Highly skilled in psychological assessment and formulation, and comfortable in providing specialist individual and group psychological interventions for young people with a range of presentations of emotional distress including for example low mood, anxiety, OCD, trauma, hearing voices. A number of our young people may have autism or ADHD in addition.
  • Able to support psychological practice within the service, providing supervision, consultation and training
  • Able to take a lead with research, service evaluation and development, keeping in mind the wider system

Job description

Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

To be a successful Clinical Psychologist in our team you will be:

  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Highly skilled in psychological assessment and formulation, and comfortable in providing specialist individual and group psychological interventions for young people with a range of presentations of emotional distress including for example low mood, anxiety, OCD, trauma, hearing voices. A number of our young people may have autism or ADHD in addition.
  • Able to support psychological practice within the service, providing supervision, consultation and training
  • Able to take a lead with research, service evaluation and development, keeping in mind the wider system

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained before 1996 or outside the UK*] as approved by the HPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental Psychology.
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

Desirable

  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of working with the particular client group served by the team/service.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained before 1996 or outside the UK*] as approved by the HPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental Psychology.
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

Desirable

  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of working with the particular client group served by the team/service.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Anne's Centre

Hastings

TN37 7PT


Employer's website

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Anne's Centre

Hastings

TN37 7PT


Employer's website

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Service Manager

Charlotte Clee

charlotte.clee@spft.nhs.uk

03003040435

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year PA / Pro rata for part time

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

354-CS-20786-F

Job locations

St Anne's Centre

Hastings

TN37 7PT


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