Clinical Psychologist/ Behaviour Specialist - Canterbury

Recruiter
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Canterbury
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main area
Community Mental Health - MHLDGrade
Band 7Contract
PermanentHours
Full-time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref
380-SR811

Site
Laurel HouseTown
CanterburySalary
£31,696 - £41,787 paClosing
12/03/2018 23:59



It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!
The Mental Health of Learning Disability (MHLD) Psychological Behavioural Support Team (PBST) service in Kent and Medway is expanding and developing. This is an exciting time for us.
Psychology staff at all levels have taken strong leadership roles in developing the service. We have excellent relationships with our commissioners, as well as the senior management within the trust, which enables us to develop psychologically informed services to meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities.
The service is divided into seven MHLD teams across Kent and Medway. Each team comprises clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and specialist nurses and there are also counsellors and assistant psychologists providing valuable work in the service.
There are two Psychological Behavioural Support Teams within the MHLD service (one for East Kent and one for West Kent) which work intensively with clients with the most complex needs and behavior which challenges. All nine teams are staffed by committed, passionate clinicians with a strong, shared values base of placing the person with learning disabilities at the centre. We also work hard to ensure the needs of families and paid carers are addressed, with systemic and narrative approaches being central to much of our work.
We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist/ Behaviour Specialist to work in the East Kent PBST. The post is based in Canterbury but the team also operate from bases in Ramsgate, Dover, Ashford, Folkestone, Canterbury and Sittingbourne.
We have an excellent retention rate and when staff join our teams they feel supported and valued, by the rest of the MHLD as well as partnership agencies. All MHLD staff work closely with colleagues in the Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) and working relationships have been further developed recently through an Alliance Agreement with our commissioners. Commissioners have actively involved MHLD and CLDT staff and management in developing plans to respond to the Transforming Care agenda (post Winterbourne Concordat) and this programme is already well underway. The work is varied and challenging, with support to use professional creativity in developing new approaches to psychological input.
There is a bi-monthly MHLD psychology research network, alternating with a bi-monthly journal club which helps staff keep up to date with recent developments. As well as regular 1:1 supervision there is also a monthly integrative supervision group for all MHLD psychology staff.
There are also a number of cross-specialty Clinical Networks in KMPT (including working with survivors of trauma, systemic work and narrative approaches). Support is offered to any staff wanting to establish new Clinical Networks focussing on area of clinical interest to promote clinical excellence and creativity across the trust. There is a new vibrancy in the trust, following the appointment of a new chief executive and related changes in the leadership and management of the organisation.
East Kent is a beautiful part of the country with stunning coastal and inland scenery. There is a rapidly growing cultural scene, particularly in the Thanet and Folkestone areas. Over recent years artists, musicians and actors have moved down from London to these areas. This post would suit someone wanting to relocate to a different part of the country, or someone who trained locally. We welcome applications from trainee clinical psychologists in their final year who are passionate about working with adults with learning disability, or newly qualified staff seeking a post that offers career progression opportunities, excellent staff support and development within very experienced Mental Health of Learning Disability (MHLD) teams. The post would also suit someone with more experience who could help us further develop our strong service.
The Psychology Service has close links with the Canterbury Christ Church University (Salomons) Clinical Psychology Training Programme based in Tunbridge Wells. Members of the department contribute actively towards the academic programme within the scheme. The service also offer valued clinical placements to trainees from the scheme (specialist third year as well as core second year).
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR SUITABLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES PART-TIME HOURS AND/OR JOB SHARE WILL BE CONSIDERED WHERE FEASIBLE
To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner
Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS




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If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:

Respect
Openness
Accountability
Working together
Innovation
Excellence

KMPT Benefits:



NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions.aspx for more details.



Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays that’s up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions. Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.



Recommend a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,



Local Recruitment and Retention Premia

This includes an additional payment for Band 5, 6 and 7 registered nursing staff in the Dartford locality



Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.



Childcare vouchers

This is a salary sacrifice scheme http://www.childcarevouchers.co.uk/



Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service



Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks



Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.



NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.



Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.




Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on………!
We love the work, and we want you to join us.

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