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Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychologist

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £50,798 - £57,383 dependent on experience

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Trauma Informed Service (EMDR / CBT / DBT)

Career Level C / Expert (NHS 7 / 8a)

Location: North Benfleet

Salary: £50,798 - £57,383 dependent on experience

Full Time 37.5 hours a week although part time / flexible working may be considered

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity combined with ongoing clinical experience? We are seeking a compassionate and creative individual to lead and inspire our Trauma Informed Clinical and Forensic Work.

This exciting opportunity is for a HCPC registered Clinical/ Forensic/ Counselling Psychologist. The successful applicant will manage workload within a long term rehabilitation ward consisting of working age men, demonstrating leadership skills and an ability to work with a wide variety of people. As this will be clinical and therapeutic work, it is essential that you have clinical skills and knowledge from the area of trauma as well as a developmental understanding of individuals.

You will work closely with other psychologists and be supported by an assistant psychologist allocated to the ward.  Supervision skills would be beneficial, but are not an essential criteria for this role. Knowledge of trauma-informed care would be advantageous but we are able to provide training in this field in order to utilise DBT and EMDR.

This role would suit an individual with a desire to combine clinical practice whilst developing their broader leadership skills, in order to influence service delivery and to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. This is an opportunity to become a qualified trauma therapist as well as gaining further experience in trauma-informed care.

Although you will be allocated for long term male rehabilitation ward, the whole site consists of a male long term low secure ward, a male acute ward and two PICUs; one male, one female with adapted trauma informed care as well. The role may therefore extend to supporting other patients with EMDR.

Working for our organisation

You will join a team of over 20 Consultant Psychologists, and 50 registered Psychologists based across our 3 sites (Northampton, Birmingham and Essex) and our Community Partnerships division.  As such, there will be lots of support but also great opportunities for people to progress in their future too. 

Our purpose is to provide hope and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we’re here to do. They are:

  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that ‘hope’ is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience and view of the future.

We are St Andrew’s. We are a thriving charity, and our vision is a society in which everyone living with mental health need is heard, valued and has hope for their future.

We help people to overcome barriers, and we work tirelessly to help people in our care to find hope.

Are you full of curiosity and ideas? Are you inspired to do the right thing every day, living by our CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence?

Then come join us. Let’s transform lives together.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Free parking, Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Car lease scheme, Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications.

If you have any questions regarding the post, please contact James Farrelly on 07827856634 or jcfarrelly@stah.org or Dr Emily Fox (Director of Psychological Therapies) efox@stah.org or Beata Kozaczuk on BKozaczuk-Wislocka@stah.org