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Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist and CAP Supervisor

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS
Location
Devon based - Location tbc
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Sep 2021
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About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people's lives to enjoy a better future?

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Psychology & Psychological Therapies team. It is an exciting time to join the team as we prepare to take our first cohort of Clinical Associate in Psychology Apprentices. The post holder will be directly involved in supervising the CAPs apprentices.

The Trust is in the process of implementing the Community Service Framework and there will be opportunities for the post holder to be part of these developments as mental health services become more integrated within wider community networks.

We are also developing Dedicated Teams (Rehabilitation, Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders) requiring the provision NICE based interventions and clinical leadership. Training in these relevant models is helpful but not essential.

You will be joining our friendly, creative and supportive team and we place a lot of importance on the health and well being of all our staff. There are also opportunities for CPD and networking with psychological therapists across the wider Trust.

We are keen to support research opportunities and have good links with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral course at Exeter and Plymouth Universities and host placements regularly within our team.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people's lives from the moment you start.

£47,126 - £53,219 per annum pro rata (Band 8a)

This post will be based in Devon.

About you

The successful applicant will be experienced in providing clinical supervision to other clinical staff and supporting trainees in the workplace.

You will be familiar with MDT working and passionate about integrated care, delivering psychological therapies in partnership with the wider adult mental health services. You will be dedicated to high quality service provision, drawing on a range of theoretical models and perspectives, offering assessments and therapy to clients with severe and complex mental health problems.

You will forge strong links with the CMHTs as the trainees will be based within the CMHTs. The role is dynamic and will require you to attend multidisciplinary meetings and to offer supervision, consultation and training in your locality.

We are extremely keen to provide all our staff with opportunities for CPD and encourage applicants to cultivate areas of special interests. Recent funded training has included MBT, DBT, Family Therapy and Working with Racial Difference.

Supervision and professional support will be provided by senior members of the team.

We welcome informal enquiries. Please do get in touch.

The location

The Psychology and Psychological Therapies service covers the whole of Devon (excluding Plymouth). Your base will be in Devon (location tbc) , however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and your preferences will be sought at interview. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

About us

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you'll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports - and one that also cares about its staff.

You'll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years' service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.


Living here

Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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