6 month fixed term contract
Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans, is looking for an experienced, compassionate and highly motivated Psychologist (Band 7) who can provide vital specialist treatment to veterans attending our PTSD intensive and brief intervention recovery programmes.
Here at Combat Stress, we provide free specialist clinical treatment and welfare support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions. This treatment is provided at our three short-stay centres, while we also offer practical and clinical support in the community, plus a 24-hour helpline.
About this pivotal role
Reporting to the Senior Psychologist, you will utilise fully your significant evidence-based knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, consultation and advice-giving on the psychological care of veterans to referrers, other CS staff, external agencies and carers. You will deliver CBT on a one to one and group basis including intensive trauma focused CBT.
Working closely with the Manager of Psychological Therapies and the Operations Manager, you will contribute extensively towards the development of clinical programmes, ongoing service development and clinical governance processes at Combat Stress, while also managing trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.
Communicating skilfully and compassionately highly complex and sensitive information with veterans, carers and external referrers is a key component of this role, as is ensuring you utilise evidence-based literature and research to support practice in all facets of individual work.
Who we are looking for
A post graduate doctoral level individual training in counselling or clinical psychology, you must have extensive knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis. You will boast strong experience of CBT and providing psychological assessment and treatment to a wide range of adult client groups, including those presenting with problems that reflect the full range of mental health disorders experienced by veterans.
Calm, flexible and supportive, it is essential that you are an outstanding communicator on both a group and individual basis, who possesses excellent relationship-building and conflict-resolution skills.
What we offer
You will work within a charity that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate for the climate and one that has a fantastic cause and committed follower base. In addition, we offer the following benefits:
- 25 days’ paid holiday/year plus bank holidays
- A competitive stakeholder pension scheme – contributions matched up to 10% of salary
- Childcare vouchers, discounted healthcare cash plan and shopping vouchers
- Corporate gym membership and cycle to work scheme
How to apply
If you are interested in this role, please send an up to date CV and cover letter to recruitmentnorth@combatstress.
Closing date: 29th September 2017