Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, having being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘There was a clear vision, underpinned by a set of values that were well understood by staff across the trust.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join the Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service, a specialist service providing psychological care for those experiencing symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We would also welcome applications from Trainee Clinical/Counselling Psychologists in their final year (employed at band 6 until receiving HCPC registration). You will be providing specialist and expert assessments, formulations and evidence-based treatment for PTSD and C-PTSD. You will be involved in our phase-based treatment programme, providing both individual and group treatment and will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge/skills in other therapy modalities including Compassion Focussed Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy and EMDR. You will also contribute to the supervision and line-management of assistant/graduate psychologists and trainee clinical psychologists, as appropriate. There will be opportunities to contribute to audits and service evaluation, as well as, to the development and provision of training focussed on treating PTSD. Where appropriate, you may also be involved in consultation and liaison to multidisciplinary mental health staff, third-sector agencies and other, non-professional carers.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Martha Nicholson, Deputy Service Lead for Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service on martha.nicholson@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), we as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Martha Nicholson

Email address martha.nicholson@berkshire.nhs.uk

Telephone number

Reference: 41272527

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