Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical or Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: £44,606 - £50,819 per annum
Job Published: October 14, 2019 08:45

Job Description

Clinical or Counselling Psychologist – Personality Disorder interventions or SMI linking to Home Treatment

A huge transformation programme in Essex is opening up a number of exciting opportunities for psychological services professionals who have an interest in the treatment and management of personality disorders and complex needs. The newly developed integrated care pathway will support the aspirations identified in the five year forward view and the NHS long term plan.

These opportunities will challenge traditional models of mental health provision to prevent escalation of mental health crises and develop true community-based, integrated and systematics services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist who wishes to help shape our services in this newly merged mental health Trust providing a range of services across Essex. Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has emerged as a stronger Trust that can deliver mental health in an innovative way in Essex, having managed to co-produce a model of service delivery with our various commissioners, partner providers and service users.

The work will focus on managing and supporting patients with serious mental illness (SMI – usually complex trauma, Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder or co-morbid Psychosis) and their teams through the often difficult transition from in-patient wards to home treatment teams, and community based services.  The primary focus will be on addressing the treatment and management needs of patients with Personality Disorder, supported by both the locality or specialist service team, and the specialist PD MDT. The applicant will need to be experienced at working with people with extremely complex presentations.

You will be part of making this change, while developing your own skills and forging a progressive career pathway. We will support and invest in any further clinical training, and leadership development.

We have an established and cohesive Senior Management Team of Consultant grade Psychologists and Psychotherapists providing OPMH, Adult Community, Forensic & Secure, EIP, Crisis & Home Treatment, Personality Disorders, IAPT, Aspergers, LD, Adolescent in-patient, Psychotherapy, Perinatal and Clinical Health Psychology Services, and are a growing, vibrant service which has seen recent investment

This post is eligible for the Trusts Relocation package which is up to £6,000 and also many other benefits of working for EPUT.

To apply for this post and see all of the opportunities EPUT have in psychology please visit

Closing Date: Sunday 10th November 2019

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Mhairi Donaldson, Associate Clinical Director of Psychological Services through Sandra Smyth,  Tel: 07976 268361 E-mail: