Assistant Psychologist - England South
Based at our England South Hub, Tyrwhitt House, Leatherhead, KT22 0BX
Status: Fixed-term for 12 months
Salary: Band 5, £25,911 - £31,849, per annum, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer London Fringe Allowance
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.
About the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Psychologist to work as part of a dynamic inter-disciplinary clinical workstream to help in the planning, development and operationalisation of a new residential 3-week intensive treatment programme (ITP3) for veterans with complex trauma-related mental health difficulties (such as PTSD and C-PTSD).
The post holder will be organised, enthusiastic, task driven, and able work effectively as part of a team. A lesser component of the position will be working in the South Hub supporting the delivery of outpatient clinical services.
Key responsibilities of the role within the ITP3 workstream will include:
- Monitoring ITP3 project timelines across all aspects of delivery
- Co-ordinating development and delivery of clinical content against the above
- Overseeing collation and proof reading of veteran and clinical staff manuals for ITP3
- Supporting with sourcing (internal and external) clinical material for ITP3 programme
- Supporting development of clinical SOPs for delivery of ITP3
- Maintaining online depositories for all material and manage version control, critical review (including Veteran Voice) and final versions of all material
- Supporting Clinical Workstream Lead with meeting notes, action logs and reporting into ITP3 Project Board
- Supporting development of training materials to deliver to clinicians
- Creating a database of research literature relevant to the clinical model
More general responsibilities as part of the South Hub Clinical Team:
- Assisting in clinically related administration, conduct of audits and service evaluations, collection of statistics, development of research projects and other project work
- Assisting with the screening of new referrals into the service to assess suitability for Combat Stress services against inclusion and exclusion criteria
- Undertaking structured psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified professional Psychologist working according to a plan agreed with a qualified Psychologist and other staff
- Co-facilitating psychoeducational groups
- Collecting and maintaining data relating to routine clinical outcome measures (RCOMs)
- The post holder will be expected to work closely with the senior Psychologists from the service and more senior staff to contribute to the development and enhancement of the treatment programmes
This role is subject to a DBS check.
There is a legal requirement that all staff working in a CQC regulated location must be fully vaccinated (received both doses of a recognised vaccine) unless exempt for clinical reasons. If you are appointed to work with the charity, you are required to provide proof of full vaccination as part of your pre-employment checks.
What we offer:
You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.
• 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
• Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10% of salary
• Discount shopping vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible working
• Access to Blue Light Card scheme
Plus many more.
How to apply:
To apply, send an up to date CV and covering letter to email@example.com
For further information about the role please contact Dominique Mossman-Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on Dominique.firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Leanne Bannister, Senior Clinical Psychologist on Leanne.email@example.com
Closing date: 20 January 2022
Interview date: Friday 4 February 2022
Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early, should we receieve a sufficient amount of applicants
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