Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Kilsyth Community Health Centre

Job reference: 112135

Location: Kilsyth Community Health Centre

Job closing date: 15/08/2022

Job posted date: 29/07/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: North Psychological Therapies Team

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

Applications for those wishing to work part-time hours as well as full-time are welcomed, and will discuss & confirm at the interview.

The core focus of the role will be on the psychological assessment and treatment of clients, their families, and/or carers referred from GPs and from wider CMHT colleagues, referred to as outpatients. This post may also involve inpatient work and involvement in consultation and training with other health/mental health professionals within both a ward setting and in the community; as required. Ideally, the post-holder will be able to draw upon additional training achieved post-qualification relevant to the service, to a level of working knowledge as a minimum. This may well be one or more of the following: BFT, CBT for Psychosis, around complex trauma and issues of personality – CFT, DBT, Collocation and MDT meetings with the CMHT, team meetings, representing the North PTT at meetings within NHS Lanarkshire, with local referrers and to take on the management responsibilities of the service during the Co-ordinators absence during sickness, leave. There will be a requirement to become involved in activities across the wider work of the Psychological Therapies Teams operating within NHS Lanarkshire where necessary, e.g. staff training.AT, Schema, etc. As a senior clinician, the post-holder will be expected to undertake a role deputising for the Co-ordinator as required, at weekly referral

The Post holder is required to have a Post Graduate Doctoral level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (BPS/HCPC accredited/approved)Registered with the Health Professions Council as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (or in the process of Registration).Training in supervision.Evidence of an interest in and experience of working with clients with complex psychological difficulties, with a particular focus on early intervention.Evidence of an interest in and experience of working with clients with severe mental health problems. Have specialist knowledge related to a specific area of work,  e.g.  Eating disorders have knowledge of national and professional guidelines for optimal standards of clinical care e.g. child protection guidelinesHave knowledge of psychiatry and other related professions in order to understand complex clinical presentations skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention, and management. Knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches and applied techniques in working with individuals, groups, and wider systems and the ability to apply these in practice.Excellent skills in communicating with patients, referrers, and staff from external agencies.High-level skills in consultation with individuals and organisations. Ideally, evidence of experience in supporting staff within psychiatry. Ideally, evidence of supervising Doctoral and /or Master's level Psychology trainees. Ideally, Some additional training in psychological therapies e.g. Family work, Disorder specific therapies. Ideally, to have specialist knowledge of neuropsychological function as well as brain anatomy and function. Car Driver with a full valid UK licence will be required for this position.

If you have any Informal inquiries regarding the post contact James Dickinson, Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire  Tel: 07967640286

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage. In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge, and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced, or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another. Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.​​​​​​​

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