Job DescriptionClinical or Counselling Psychologist - Consultancy Service
Full time 37.5 hours a week or part-time could be considered
SM1 / 8a
Salary from £41,098 to £48,000
The Consultancy Service
Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled team of psychologists where you can use your skills across a range of clinical populations? Our service is growing, so if you are a proactive Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with a strong client-focus, excellent communication skills and a “can-do” attitude, we want to hear from you.
Our service specialises in developing and delivering community based services for St Andrew’s. We currently offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, an Expert Witness Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics and student counselling clinics at Universities. We also provide case consultation and reflective practise for Children’s Homes as well as running teaching sessions at schools, universities, care homes and local businesses on a variety of topics including mindfulness and stress management.
However, our service is expanding even further to provide therapy for Veteran’s located in the East Midlands and East of England and so we are looking for someone who has a lot of experience in delivering therapies aimed at helping resolve complex trauma and ideally has experience of working with military populations. You will therefore also have experience in working with complex mental health needs including substance misuse.
Whilst the majority of the role will be to support the Veteran’s service, you will also be required to support our existing services with your broad range of clinical experience. We specifically need someone to support our Autism Diagnostic Clinic for school age children. Therefore, experience of working with children and families including working with those children on the Autism Spectrum would be desirable.
The Role and Person
You will be able to work independently as well as closely and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. You will be eager to take ownership and responsibility for delivering your work and will be self-driven, results-oriented and be able to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills.
You will be encouraged to develop your strengths and skills through a robust structure of clinical supervision and opportunities for professional development. St Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development so you will also have access to peer support from the wider Charity, as well as regular CPD events.
Although the Consultancy Service Offices are based in Northampton, the post holder will also be required to deliver psychological treatments in the Midlands and East of England introducing variety to the structure of your week. Due to the travel required, a full driver’s licence is essential. However, in return, you will also benefit from having the flexibility to work from home when appropriate to do so. You will also be supported to develop your role within our service according to your specific strengths and areas of professional interest.
The main part of the role will involve leading an outreach service for military veterans across the East Midlands and the East of England and so the post holder will need to be experienced in working with trauma, ideally with this client group.
In order to be eligible they will need to be registered with HCPC and the BPS.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience of working successfully with a varied adult outpatient population with a wide range of mental health problems. You should have the clinical and interpersonal skills to independently deliver, to the level of excellence, psychological assessment and treatment in a variety of modalities.
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Sophie Littler on 01604 616050
Closing date: Sunday 25th March 2018