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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Maidstone
  • Salary: £42,230 - £54,650 depending on experience

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Community Based Mental Health Therapy Services

Work from home and in the community

Location:  Home Counties

Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire

Salary: £42,230 - £54,650 depending on experience

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

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours a week although part time / flexible working considered             

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”.  

St Andrew’s Healthcare has a vision of a society in which everyone living with mental health needs is heard valued and has hope for the future. We offer a range of community based services supporting those in need to transform their lives. We are known as a great place to work with a thriving workforce and a culture of doing things right. We are renowned for investing in research and valuing those who work for us.

As a result of our ambition and success in growing our community based mental health services, we are recruiting to qualified (or soon to qualify) psychology posts. This advert is aimed at recruiting into a number of roles in and around London/South east, but we have other roles available across the midlands and east of England.

Our approach is well-being led helping our team to achieve a flexible and rewarding combination of feeling good and functioning well. If you are looking to join a well-established team with opportunities to develop your career and clinical expertise then please do apply.

We have different community services based all around the UK so if this role / location isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for your next career move please reach out by sending your CV to  jcfarrelly@stah.org or call 07827 856 634 to hear about our other opportunities.

Why join our Community Partnerships Team:

  • Opportunities to progress – Most of our Consultant and Principal Psychologists started within the team and have developed their careers with us.
  • We offer sponsorship opportunities e.g. MBA degrees
  • Support in undertaking indemnified private practice and medico-legal work.
  • Flexibility in our working practices that work around you and your family life.
  • Support from over 10 Qualified Psychologists in the community partnerships team and over 50 in the overall organisation.
  • Opportunities for research through our  Research and Innovation Team
  • Paid travel or mileage within the role.

Community Partnerships

Our service specialises in developing and delivering community based services for St Andrew’s.  We offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, a Medico-Legal Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics (ADHD and ASD), a Complex Trauma Service for Military Veterans, a community transition service and a range of MHTR services across the midlands and east of England. We support LightBulb a schools based mental wellness programme and are able to offer a comprehensive development plan for those wishing to gain a range of experience.

The Role and Person

You will be responsible for delivering outcome based psychological therapy that is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of service users living in the region. You will supervise a number of assistant psychologist supporting them in a manualised treatment approach, whilst working with the wider team on more complex cases. You will be offered supervision from a consultant Psychologist working within our service, they will encourage you to develop your strengths and skills with opportunities for professional development.

The service is community based and appointments are offered where possible in the service user’s locality as well as remotely via telephone and video.  As some travel will be required e travel required, a full driver’s licence is essential or access to good public transport links.  However, in return, you will also benefit from having the flexibility to work from home when appropriate to do so.

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated, supportive and friendly multi-disciplinary team, and will report directly to the Clinical Lead.  The service is psychology-led and holds psychological assessment and formulation, as well as the service users we work with, at the core of everything it offers.

Experience of using a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR and Compassion Focused Therapy would also be an advantage although support and development to gain these skills will be provided. 

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. 

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 Charity, as well as regular CPD events.  Due to the pioneering 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 desired.

In order to be eligible for the role, the successful applicant will be registered with the HCPC or be able to register in the near future.

Reward

We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact james Fowler (Consultant Psychologist) on jcfowler@stah.org or Sam Cooper-Evans (Consultant Psychologist / Clinical Lead) on scooper-evans@stah.org or James Farrelly (Senior Recruiter) on 07827 856 634 or via email: jcfarrelly@stah.org