PR18978-Psychological Therapist/CBT Therapist Primary Care

NHS Grampian
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Psychological Therapist to work in Primary Care Adult Mental Health in Aberdeen City. The post is fixed term for two years. Part time applicants are welcome.

This post is primarily aimed at providing a service for adults with common mental health problems (at Tier 2) presenting in Primary Care. The postholder will join the existing team of 5 Psychological Therapists and two Clinical/Counselling Psychologists. The post is supported by supervision from a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and will be line managed by the Health & Social Care Partnership Locality Leadership Manager. Work will be conducted within GP surgeries or other Primary Care health facilities.

The post holder will provide a service within one of the 4 Localities within Aberdeen City, working in conjunction with the existing multidisciplinary Primary Care Psychological Therapies service. The role will involve assessing and providing psychological therapy for patients with a range of mental health problems including depression and a range of anxiety disorders. These interventions will be in line with best practice as identified by SIGN and NICE guidance. There will also be an expectation that the postholders will develop strong links with Social Care and Third Sector partners.

The postholders will have high level skills in psychological therapy, having obtained, for example, an MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care, a PG Diploma in CBT (or equivalent, see Person Specification for more details). Post qualification experience would be desirable but is not essential, providing their training has included substantial clinical placement practice.

Note: Current MSc trainees are welcome to apply to take up post upon qualification in January 2018

This post offers the opportunity to advance your career in an area of outstanding natural beauty: close to the Cairngorms this lovely granite city is set on stunning coastline populated by dolphins. For those with family Aberdeen boasts some of the best schools in Scotland whilst the local economy provides a range of job opportunities for partners.

Aberdeen is situated in the North East of Scotland but with an easily accessible airport just fifteen minutes from the city centre it is no problem to stay connected to the whole of the UK and beyond.

To discuss this post further please contact Dr Kate Morton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist onor email

To obtain a copy of the job description please click on the following link: PR18978-JD&PS.docx

Closing Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018.