JT040996 Psychological Therapist

Job reference: 040996

Location: Various

Job closing date: 20/01/2021

Job posted date: 06/01/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Aberdeenshire Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Grampian

Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Location: Primary Care Psychological Therapist in Aberdeenshire – Permanent

Advance your Career as a Psychological Therapist in Aberdeenshire.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Psychological Therapist/CBT Therapist to work within Aberdeenshire Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service.

This post is primarily aimed at providing a service for adults with common mild to moderate mental health problems (Tier 2) presenting in Primary Care. The post holder will join a growing team of Psychological Therapists and Wellbeing Workers based in various locations across Aberdeenshire. The posts are supported by clinical supervision and professional management from a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist at Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen and will be line managed by Team Leaders. Work will primarily be conducted within GP surgeries or other Primary Care health facilities.

The role will involve assessing and providing psychological therapy for patients with a range of mild to moderate mental health problems including depression and a range of anxiety disorders. These interventions will be in line with best practice as identified by The Matrix and will be delivered on a 1-1 basis as well as within groups. The Psychological Therapist will work closely with other Psychological Therapists in the team and will provide guidance support and potentially supervision for the Wellbeing Workers. There will also be an expectation that the post holder will develop strong links with Social Care and Third Sector partners. The post holder will have high level skills in psychological therapy, having obtained, for example, an MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care or a PG Diploma in CBT (or equivalent, see Person Specification for more details).  Post qualification experience would be desirable but is not essential, providing their training has included substantial clinical placement practice. Current trainees are encouraged to apply.  As this post covers a wide geographical area a driving license and access to a car are essential.

This post, which offers the opportunity to advance your career in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is based in an area close to the Cairngorms and Aberdeen, a lovely granite city set on stunning coastline populated by dolphins. For those with family Aberdeen boasts some of the best schools in Scotland whilst the local economy provides a range of job opportunities for partners. Aberdeen is situated in the North East of Scotland but with an easily accessible airport just fifteen minutes from the city centre it is no problem to stay connected to the whole of the UK and beyond.   

To discuss this post further please contact Alison Smith
alison.smith3@nhs.scot telephone number 07500033648, or Kerry-Anne Ross kerry-anne.ross@nhs.scot telephone number 07870395499.