PR22564 - Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

  • NHS Grampian
  • Elgin IV30, UK
  • Mar 06, 2019
Healthcare & Medical Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified candidates for this permanent post in the psychology department to
provide a specialist clinical psychology service to our adult population (aged
18-65) living in the Moray area. The post holder will have a HCPC recognised
post-grad (Doctorate) qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, hold
HCPC Registration as a registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, and
have suitable experience in Adult Mental Health services preferably within the
NHS. For this post in particular, it will be required to have experience in neuro-psychological
assessment and experience with "severe and enduring" clinical presentations;
including for example early intervention for psychosis, bi-polar disorder,
complex trauma & abuse, ASD etc. However, applicants with limited
experience may be offered an initial appointment at Band 7 for an agreed
preceptorship period prior to advancement to Band 8A, subject to agreed
attainments, such as satisfactory performance and supervisory training. We
therefore welcome experienced but also newly qualified applicants to apply.

The post holder will deliver services
as part of a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team, alongside a
senior psychologist. Most out-patients are seen within the psychology
department but psychologists may also provide local clinics for out-patients in
community premises outwith Elgin. We also deliver a service to a small
in-patient unit when appropriate. Psychologists provide assessment and
treatment for patients with a wide range of mental health problems; including individual
and/or group therapeutic intervention, and roles such as consultancy and
supervision, audit and research, as well as teaching and training where
appropriate. We also offer supervision to clinical psychology trainees on the
University of Edinburgh/NHS Scotland Clinical Psychology Training Programme, as
well as MSc Trainees on the Stirling/Dundee course in Psychological Therapies
in Primary Care. The post holder may also have the opportunity
to supervise qualified multidisciplinary CMHT staff delivering psychological
therapies.

The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to join a friendly and supportive psychology team. Our current staff
complement comprises of 4 full time Clinical and Counselling Psychology posts. The
psychologists within our service have a range of clinical interests reflecting
a variety of theoretical and therapeutic orientations, and we would welcome evidence
based yet innovative approaches to complement the existing service. We put
great emphasis on relevant supervision, support and continued professional
development. You will therefore have access to supervision from experienced
clinicians; covering areas such as complex trauma and other severe and enduring
presentations.

This is an exciting time with significant
investment in Mental Health & Wellbeing in Moray with increasing access to
psychological therapies in primary care and the psychology department will
remain involved with professional guidance & supervision to psychological
therapists employed in Primary Care. Not only do we maintain links with our
primary care colleagues, but also with our colleagues in Older Adult, Learning
Disability and Child and Adolescent services in Elgin, as well as our counterpart
colleagues in Aberdeen City and Shire through a variety of professional
psychological structures.

Moray lies in the north-east of
Scotland, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders the areas of
Aberdeenshire and Highland. The Royal Burgh of Elgin thrives as a centre of
administration, education, tourism and trade with agricultural, service and
textile industries. Situated in Scotland's Castle and Whisky county, the area
offers a wide range of recreational activities such as golf, fishing, hill
walking, surfing, canoeing, cycling, horse riding and winter sports. This is an
opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of Scotland that offers a
great quality of life and has good transport links with the rest of the UK.

Interview expenses are available to all
candidates and an attractive relocation allowance of up to £8000 is available to
successful candidates.

Informal enquiries and visits to the
Department are strongly encouraged.

Further
information may be obtained from Albert Kinnear, Consultant Psychologist, Telor E-Mail:

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