Clinical Counselling Practitioner Psychologist job in Milton Keynes at NHS Jobs

Clinical/ Counselling Practitioner Psychologist

Company: NHS Jobs

Location: Loughton UK

Date Posted:Feb 24, 2018

Please note: we welcome applications both from experienced Psychologists, and from those who either recently qualified or are due to qualify in September/October 2018 and who may be appointed at a band 7 on a Preceptorship basis An opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a or a Preceptorship Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our supportive, highly skilled, established and professional team of psychologists working in Adult Community Mental Health Services in the West Essex area of Essex Partnership University Trust. These services cover a broad geographical area with bases in: Loughton, Harlow and Uttlesford Stansted and Saffron Walden. The service currently comprises approximately six whole time equivalent psychologists and three Assistants, together with clinical and counselling psychology trainees, working in Access and Assessment, Psychosis including EIP and Non-Psychosis pathways. We also have close links with colleagues locally working in the Frailty and In Patient settings. Within the service, psychologists have specialist skills and training in variety of different areas and approaches, including CBT, Schema Therapy, DBT and CAT, and CPDis strongly supported. Working closely with psychology and MDT colleagues, the successful applicant will provide both direct and indirect clinical services for service users with complex needs who meet the criteria for secondary care services, their families and carers. You will contribute to the provision of a comprehensive clinical model of psychologically informed interventions for service users who experience a range of complex disorders. Alongside this, you will provide training for staff and others, and placement and supervision for trainees and assistants. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the development of the Psychological Services and to participate in research, audit and service evaluation. The post can be based at either the Rectory Lane Centre at Loughton which is 10 minutes walk from Debden Station on the Central Line or at Latton Bush at Harlow. You will be expected to work in all locations across North West area of the trust namely Stansted, Saffron Walden, North Uttlesford, Harlow, and Loughton. The Trust has an excellent flexible working policy to facilitate a good work-life balance.Following merger of two trusts last year, the Clinical Director for Psychological Services has been working closely with the new Trust senior management to develop and improve the delivery of Psychological Services, and to enable Psychologists to develop and implement their leadership skills, providing an environment in which psychologists can develop their skills through high quality supervision and a supported CPD programme. Services locally have been through significant changes over the last three years. Some further changes are expected, providing opportunities for the post-holder to work alongside colleagues to develop services, and including a move in line with the Five Year Forward View to working more closely with Primary care, and Increasing Access to Psychology. View full job description
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