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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Location:
Maidenhead
Department:
PSYCHOLOGY
Salary Details:
£45,259.50 - £48,984 per annum pro rata
28 May 2020
About The Role

What we do

The Huntercombe group is one of the country’s leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospitals and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide-ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) including services for those with eating disorders and social care for children with additional needs.

 

At Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead we support young people who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties requiring inpatient admission.  We have a total of 60 beds across four wards: 2 PICU wards (Psychiatric Intensive Care), one GAU (General Adolescent Unit), and one Specialist Eating Disorder Ward.  We have recently been rated as “good” by CQC and “good” by Ofsted.

 

The current post is on Severn Ward, a 15-bed PICU for both male and female patients aged 12-18.  Severn supports young people detained under the Mental Health Act who are experiencing acute periods of distress which cannot be safely managed in a community CAMHS or GAU setting. The MDT provides assessment, formulation and intervention until young people can safely step-down to a less restrictive environment and we generally aim for a 6-8 week admission period.

 

We Understand

We listen, we learn, we empathise, we respect and we care. Insight is fundamental to the way in which we shape our services.

We are innovative

We are creatively dynamic and flexible in our service delivery, our research and learning and in how we go about business. Yet in everything we do we take a measured approach.

People First

We put those in our care first; they are the heart of everything we do. We also recognise the commitment of our staff and stakeholders and the need to continually strengthen relationships with our external partners. 

Towards Excellence

We strive for excellence across our whole service: through our clinical expertise and within our care environments. Through good teamwork, we always aim higher, are never complacent, and lead by example.

Reliable

Ours is a name to be trusted. We deliver results through transparent service delivery and safety is paramount across all aspects of our business.

Accessible

We offer accessible and tailored care pathways to meet geographical and specialist needs. We aim to deliver the best possible value-based healthcare within our customers’ budgets.

 

Who we are looking for

We are seeking to recruit a highly-motivated, innovative Psychologist to join our well-established therapies team.  Currently we comprise Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Family Therapists and Systemic Practitioners, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Creative Therapists, and Occupational Therapists and would like to hear from individuals who would welcome opportunities to work with us to provide the best possible care for our young people.

 

The successful applicant will be an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist keen to apply their existing skills to working in a Tier 4 setting with young people and their families.  They will be interested in the application of evidence-based approaches to our population and keen to engage in evidence-generating practice throughout the hospital and across the Huntercombe Group.  The applicant will value working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and will understand the importance of working alongside MDTs to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people.

 

We are seeking to recruit a practitioner who has demonstrable skills in engaging young people in significant distress and working in a person-centred way to support them in achieving their goals.  The applicant will recognise the value of group and individual therapy in achieving these aims, as well as working with the wider MDT to ensure that a shared formulation is held in young people’s professional networks both within and outside the hospital.

 

The successful applicant will have contributed to service development and service evaluation and have a clear interest in doing so in an ongoing way.  This might include evaluation of individual therapies, groups, and of structured service evaluation/audit and small-scale research projects.  The successful applicant will be expected to work alongside members of the MDT to consider how the positive work being undertaken on the ward can be evidenced for all stakeholders.

 

As an experienced Psychologist the post-holder will be expected to work at an appropriate level of autonomy and be involved in day-to-day decision making on the ward and within the therapies team.  The applicant will have line-management and supervision responsibilities within their role and will have had experience of providing clinical supervision to others in their previous roles.  The post-holder will be keen to develop leadership skills both within MDTs and within the therapies team more widely.

 

We are seeking to recruit an individual who is committed to improving the well-being of young people and families as well as their colleagues. In return we can offer you:

  • The chance to work with innovative, passionate teams who value Psychology and are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for those in their care

  • An organisation committed to offering CPD opportunities to its staff and developing them in their roles

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the ward and hospital

  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates

  • Generous annual leave entitlement

  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay

  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions

  • Maternity leave at 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)

  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave

  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit

  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary

  • A range of staff discounts

  • Opportunities for training and development

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

   


About You
Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
•        General annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service
•        Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
•        The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.