Psychologist Early Intervention Service
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bognor Regis, UK
4d ago
source : NHS

Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (0.6 wte) : Bognor Early Intervention in Psychosis Team, West Sussex (option of remote working as part of post)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to develop their skills working in a dynamic and creative Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service across Bognor and Chichester.

Applications from Practitioner Psychologists who are about to qualify are also welcome. Our service offers support and treatment to people aged 14 65 who have experienced either a first episode of psychosis or present with an At Risk Mental State.

This small, friendly, multi-disciplinary team is based at the Bedale Centre in Bognor Regis, within walking distance of the beach.

The Bognor Early Intervention for Psychosis service are a creative and compassionate team. The team comprises of staff members from a diverse range of professions and also includes our two lovely therapy dogs!

Practitioners work hard to support each other and there is a strong MDT and joint working ethos within the team. Practitioners are incredibly passionate about their work and are committed to supporting families and working in a psychologically informed way.

We are an adaptable team and have found innovative ways to support each other and our service users and families.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Practitioner Psychologist who will be able to offer psychological assessments, cognitive assessments and NICE recommended interventions to service users and their families across the lifespan.

Psychological approaches are highly valued in the team, and the successful candidate will assist in team case formulations, reflective practice and training in order to support the team in delivering psychologically informed care.

The post holder will be supported by the Senior Clinical Psychologist in the team, and will be joining a welcoming group of Practitioner Psychologists who work across different services in the local area.

You will be provided with individual clinical supervision, group supervision for family interventions and cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis, as well as opportunities to link with other Practitioner Psychologists both within EIP and other services for peer support and professional development.

There is training in Family Interventions for Psychosis available within the Trust. You will have opportunities to develop your special interests and expertise in line with service and team objectives, and will be supported in your continuing professional development and in building skills relevant to your career development.

The team has successfully hosted Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement and the successful applicant will contribute to supervision of Trainees working within the team.

The Bognor EIP team is one of 6 Early Intervention in Psychosis teams provided by the Trust. The teams have a single service-wide governance group which oversees and leads on the delivery of care.

Organisationally, the teams sit within the Trust’s Children and Young People's Services division.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services in and across Sussex. The Trust has teaching status and is developing into one of the country’s leading teaching mental health trusts.

Working here offers continued training and development, variety, plus all the benefits of living in Sussex. West Sussex is a beautiful area with good transport links, vibrant communities, rural areas, and tourist attractions, including the Coast and the South Downs.

The post is part-time, 3 days a-week, from 9am to 5pm. Working days are negotiable, but would need to include a Thursday.

It may be possible to combine this role with another role within the Trust to create a full- time post if required. There would also be an opportunity to work remotely for at least part of the role and this can be negotiated upon appointment.

We welcome informal visits and / or a phone conversation about the service and this post.

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