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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist 

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
12 months fixed term

Job Ref: 267-BM2971719
Salary: Band 8a £45,753 - £51,668 pa

We wish to appoint a Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to provide psychological assessments and interventions for adults with severe and/or complex mental health problems, their families and carers. 

We also welcome applications from Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologists (Job reference: 267-BM2972815), seeking to develop skills across the core dimensions of therapy, supervision, multidisciplinary team work and leadership, and from CBT Therapists or other psychological therapists able to demonstrate equivalent levels of skill and experience. 

You should be able to demonstrate your use of evidence-based practice in specialist adult mental health settings, including competence in cognitive-behavioural and third wave approaches. As a member of Specialist Psychological Therapies you will work closely with colleagues in our adult mental health community and in-patient teams. You’ll also liaise with and support psychological therapists working at earlier steps in the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway. 

You will work with the Clinical Lead, Locality Leads, Team Manager and your team to ensure that the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway achieves its key objectives of delivering integrated, safe, accessible, responsive, effective and caring services to people in Buckinghamshire. You’ll ensure the service you provide is of a high quality and meets national guidance as well as meeting local and nationally agreed targets.

You will join our established, friendly and supportive team of psychologists and psychotherapists which is part of the wider Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway. The Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway has over 120 staff including clinical and counselling psychologists, CBT therapists, and psychotherapists providing a wide range of evidence-based and innovative psychological therapies.

The post will be attractive to clinical or counselling psychologists with an interest in working with people with severe and/or complex mental health problems. You’ll receive expert clinical supervision and will have access to a wide range of CPD activities. There are excellent opportunities for service development, service evaluation/research and teaching/training.

For further information, please contact Dr Anne Schmidt, Consultant Clinical Psychologist via email anne.schmidt@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or call 01865 901620 or Dr Rebecca Mitchell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist via email rebecca.mitchell@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or call 01865 901620.

Closing date: 28 March 2021

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