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Community Partnerships/Op COURAGE Integrated Veterans’ Mental Health & Wellbeing Service
Location: East of England, remote working & travel required
Would suit someone living in (Milton Keynes, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire or Essex
Career Level B / Professional (NHS Band 7)
Permanent 30 hours per week
This service is part of our Community Partnerships Division who this year had their CQC rating as good. Below are some of the comments from service users our services support:
“Changed my life and staff were incredible, faultless, supportive, skilled, lovely and polite”.
The therapy that has been provided with was like “no other I had received in 30 years”.
We have different community services based all around the UK so if this role / location isn’t quite right for you but you are a Qualified or soon to Qualify Psychologist or Therapist looking for your next career move please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07827856634 for an informal discussion around the opportunities and development we can offer.
Op Courage Integrated Veteran Mental Health & Wellbeing Service
Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, passionate, supportive and highly skilled team where you can use your skills to support veterans? Our service is looking for a proactive CBT Therapist/Psychological Therapist with a strong client-focus, excellent communication skills and a flexible attitude to supporting people.
Community Partnerships specialises in developing and delivering community based services for St Andrew’s, a mental health charity. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic CBT Therapist/Psychological Therapist to join our team in the East of England Op COURAGE Integrated Veteran Mental Health & Wellbeing Service Treatment Pathway. The service is commissioned by NHSE Armed Forces and delivered through a collaborative partnership with a range of NHS, charity and third sector organisations.
Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families. Op COURAGE can support with the transition from military to civilian life by providing mental health care with Defence Medical Services (DMS); helping individuals to recognise and treat early signs of mental health problems, as well as more advanced mental health conditions and psychological trauma; providing support and treatment for substance misuse and addictions; helping individuals to access other NHS mental health services if you need them; liaising with charities and local organisations to support wider health and wellbeing needs and supporting armed forces families affected by mental health problems, including helping them to access local services
Op COURAGE holds the veteran at the heart of all we do. We are looking for someone to join our multidisciplinary team who can bring specific expertise in trauma therapy with adults and working with complex presentations. The Op COURAGE treatment pathway offers specialist psychological advice, consultation, assessment, formulation and intervention and works alongside colleagues in other parts of the service, as well as local NHS services, armed forces charities and other organisations to support veterans with their mental health & wellbeing. The treatment pathway offers both group and individual therapy that is focused on recovery from trauma, where a veteran would benefit from the specialist approach and knowledge available, alongside their wider care and support. Interventions are offered both remotely and face to face across the East of England region so the ideal candidate would be comfortable with both modalities and also be able to travel.
The successful applicant will join a highly motivated, supportive and friendly regional team that includes Psychologists, CBT Therapists, Psychological Therapists, Assistant Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists and Veteran Liaison Support Officers and will report directly to the Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
Given the nature of the client group and the geographical needs of the service, we are looking for a clinician with significant experience in treating complex mental health needs in an autonomous capacity. Whilst previous experience of working with Veterans or military personnel would be an advantage, full training will be provided to clinicians who have relevant clinical experience, attitude and who have a genuine interest in developing skills to help Veterans improve their quality of life and wellbeing.
We are looking for a clinician who is clearly able to demonstrate a minimum of two years’ (post-qualification) experience in treating trauma and complex mental health needs according to evidenced based guidelines. Experience of using a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy would also be an advantage. Equally important would be your ability to work both autonomously within community based settings, as well as collaboratively with other teams and professionals. The ability to consider and find creative and flexible solutions to engage individuals in psychological treatment is an essential skill in this setting.
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 pathway, wider Charity, as well as regular CPD events. Due to the innovative 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 desirable. You will 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 appropriate regulatory bodies e.g. HCPC, BABCP.
Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day and to hold trauma informed practice at the heart of the way you work.