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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: £38,625 - £54,650 dependent on experience

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Veterans’ Complex Treatment Service (or Trauma Specialist)

Work from home and in the community

Location: East of England or Midlands

Salary for Psychologist - £42,230 - £54,650 depending on experience

Salary for Therapist - £38,625 - £46,350 depending on experience

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

Roles:   37.5 hours a week although part time / flexible working is 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”.

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 looking for your next career move please send your CV to jcfarrelly@stah.org or call 07827856634 for an informal discussion around the opportunities and development we can offer.

Community Partnerships

Our service specialises in developing and delivering community based services for St Andrew’s.  We currently offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, a Medico-Legal Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics (ADHD and ASD), a Complex Treatment Service for Military Veterans, the Assertive Transition Service and criminal justice services in London. We also provide case consultation and reflective practice for Children’s Homes as well as running teaching sessions at schools, universities, care homes and local businesses on a variety of topics.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic psychologist to join our team to primarily provide therapy in our Veterans’ Complex Treatment Service, which sits as part of the national Op Courage: Veteran Mental Health & Wellbeing pathway in the East Midlands and East of England.  The ideal candidate will be looking for a varied role and bring specific expertise in working with trauma with adults and working with complex presentations.  This post would ideally suit someone with knowledge and experience of working with veterans or with military personnel.

The Role and Person

In April 2018 we were commissioned by NHS England Armed Forces to provide a specialist Complex Treatment Service for Military Veterans across the East Midlands and East of England.   Veterans are referred by colleagues in the Transition Intervention Liaison Services in Essex and Lincoln for psychological support with service related trauma and/or mental health needs.  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 Veterans we work with, at the core of everything it offers.

You will be responsible for delivering outcome based psychological therapy that is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of Veterans living in the East of England.  The service is community based and appointments are offered where possible in the Veteran’s locality as well as remotely via telephone and video. Although the main service offices are based in Northampton, the post holder will also be required to deliver psychological services away from this base introducing variety to the structure of your week. Due to the travel required, a full driver’s licence is essential. However, in return, you will also benefit from having the flexibility to work from home when appropriate to do so.

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.  Being able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience in treating trauma and complex mental health needs according to evidenced based guidelines is essential, as is experience of working with this client group.  Experience of using a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR 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.  You will be able to work independently, as well as closely and collaboratively with other clinicians in the team and will be an effective communicator.

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 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 and ideally the BPS/ACP.  

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 Dr Melanie Coxall, Clinical Lead for the Complex Treatment Service on 01604616305 or via email: mjcoxall@standrew.co.uk or James Farrelly, Senior Recruiter on 01604616624 or via email: jcfarrelly@stah.org