Senior Clinical Psychologist. Intensive Services/Inpatient Inreach (Acute Mental Health Crisis)
An innovative new role has been developed with the aim of facilitating brief community based psychological intervention for services users experiencing acute mental health crises. The role is primarily based in our community Intensive Services in Salisbury (1.5 days/wk) and Devizes (1.5 days/wk) but also has an additional inpatient inreach component (1 day/wk-Salisbury) which aims to provide formulation based discharge/risk management plans for service users with complex discharge needs.
You will be dually supported by the rapidly expanding Wiltshire Psychological Therapy Services, ensuring high levels of clinical governance and promotion of the status of Clinical Psychology within our local mental health services. The importance of support and supervision for psychology staff is well recognised. There is a dynamic trust wide network for acute care psychological therapy staff. There are also close ties with the University of Bath Clinical Psychology Doctorate Training programme and opportunities to collaborate on clinical research with world leaders in their fields.
Both Intensive Services sit within the Wiltshire Local Delivery Unit (LDU) of the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. (AWP) which is one of the largest and most forward-looking mental health trusts in the country and provides a range of specialist services to a population of 1.6 million people across Avon, Wiltshire, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The close involvement of service users and their carers in shaping the care and recovery plans, the breadth of the mental health care support provided and the range of skills within the team - coupled with effective liaison with community teams - are key features of our service philosophy.
The post will primarily involve implementing a therapeutic pathway to enable service users to resolve their acute crises and commit to pursuing personally fulfilling lives. You will also be working closely with well-established multidisciplinary team helping strengthen a psychological and therapeutic approach to the work with service users in acute distress. This will include assessment, formulation, individual and group interventions and consultation and supervision with staff. The role of the psychologist is much valued, there is already a culture of reflective practice and clinical supervision and there is the opportunity to help shape and develop the service dependant on skills and experience.
The successful applicant will be a Senior Clinical Psychologist with clearly demonstrable skills, experience and knowledge of working in a fast moving, often challenging team-working environment. You will be comfortable and confident working with a high level of involvement
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Dr Ben Frayne on 01722 820121 or on firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Ryan on 01722 820121 or email@example.com.