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Principal Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical
East Anglia
plus 38 days holiday, benefits and package
Expiry Date
09/05/2018 12:41:00
Principal Clinical/ Counselling PsychologistClinical Lead for Veteran’s Complex Treatment ServiceLocation: East Midlands and East of EnglandBand: SM2 (NHS

Job Description

Principal Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Clinical Lead for Veteran’s Complex Treatment Service
Location: East Midlands and East of England
Band: SM2 (NHS 8b)
Salary: £46,968 - £58,000

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours

We have an exciting opportunity for someone who is already an established Leader in their service or is ready to develop into a leadership role to become the Clinical Lead for our new Veteran’s Complex Treatment Service.  If you are a proactive Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with strong leadership and excellent communication skills who would be excited about the opportunity to be the Clinical Lead for this new service and to be part of a team of dynamic, passionate and highly skilled psychologists, we want to hear from you.

St Andrew’s Consultancy Service
St Andrew’s is a charity commissioned by the NHS to provide specialist mental healthcare for people with some of the most complex and challenging mental health needs in the UK.  The Consultancy Service specialises in taking our clinical expertise into community outpatient settings.  We therefore offer a variety of services both in Northampton and in London and surrounds.
Our service is growing as we have recently been commissioned by NHS England to provide a specialist Complex Treatment Service for Military Veterans.  We are therefore looking for a psychologist with significant experience in treating complex mental health needs and who has a passion for working with Veterans to help them transition successfully into civilian life after service.  Previous experience working with this client group would be an advantage.

The Role
 The successful applicant will join highly motivated and friendly team and will report directly to the Lead Consultant.
You will be responsible for leading the multi-disciplinary team in designing and implementing a service that is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of Veteran’s living in the East Midlands and East of England.  You will be working in close collaboration with our partner Treatment Intervention and Liaison Services (TILS) located in Lincoln and Colchester as well as other Charities and Organisations that form part of the Veteran’s Network.

This role will therefore suit a person already located in the Midlands or East of England who has a genuine interest in working with Veteran’s and clinical experience to match.  You will therefore have significant experience of working with complex mental health presentations, including chronic and complex PTSD.  Experience of delivering community-based treatment will be essential in helping you work with our partners and service users to deliver a bespoke and flexible service that will draw on your ability to think “outside the box” in terms of finding engaging solutions to treatment.

You will have an established track record of leading and inspiring teams and an established ethos of using outcome data and service user feedback to drive service development.  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.

Within the role, 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.  Due to the pioneering nature of this service, there will be opportunities for service development including co-production with service users and an interest and enthusiasm in these areas is desired.

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.

In order to be eligible for the role, the successful applicant will be registered with the HCPC and BPS.   

We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, car lease scheme, 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  Sam Cooper-Evans, Lead Consultant on 01604 616092 or Operational Lead; Tony Griffiths on 10604 616267 or James Farrelly, Senior Recruiter on 01604616624

Closing date - Sunday 29th April
Interviews - 8th May 2018