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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist posted by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Full Time
Priority House, Maidstone, Maidstone
£42,414 - £49,969 / year

Job Description

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.


It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2019!

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and energetic Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to work in the A & E of Mental Health. You will be working in a very dynamic environment which will provide you with many opportunities to learn and develop your therapeutic and systemic skills. There will also be opportunities to be creative and innovative within the role bringing new ideas, incorporating evidence based practice to how the service is delivered.

You will support and assist the core aims within the service both in direct clinical work and as a positive member of the multi-disciplinary team and wider service. The post holder has an important strategic and liaison function to support the transition of patients between services. You will provide psychological assessment and treatment within a multi-disciplinary team and offer consultation and treatment for our more complex cases. The successful candidate will also offer clinical supervision to assistant psychologists and trainees as well as Band 7 Psychologists and our multi-disciplinary colleagues. There will be opportunities to take a lead role in service development orientated research and publishing research.

Our commitment to you includes support though regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as training to develop both professionally and personally within the role. There are many CPD options as well as opportunities to join specialist supervision groups such as the Trauma Clinical Network Group and other similar groups.

Doctoral level training in Clinical/Counselling psychology is essential with some post-qualification expertise of patients with complex presentations and dual diagnoses. You must have current registration with the HCPC and be appointable to Band 8a under Agenda for Change..

We can offer a virtual interview if required.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Belinda Demirbasa, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Acute Psychological Practice on Mobile: [Click here to apply]




Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.

Please note that after the advert closes, your application will be imported from the NHS Jobs website into the trac.jobs recruitment system which we use for managing our recruitment.

Please note that you will not be able to track the progress of your application through the NHS Jobs website. You will not receive messages or notifications about your job application from NHS Jobs.

If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.

We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:

- Respect

- Openness

- Accountability

- Working together

- Innovation

- Excellence

KMPT Benefits:

NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that’s up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.

New starter bonuses

At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Refer a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,

Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

We love the work, and we want you to join us.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the [Click here to apply]

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here [Click here to apply]




UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see [Click here to apply].



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Reference Number

380-RB266-J

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