Two Counselling or Clinical Psychologists to support NHS Staff

Job Title: Two Counselling or Clinical Psychologists to support NHS Staff
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Croydon
Salary: Band 8a role - £50,575 - £56,490 pa inc HCAS
Job Published: April 28, 2021 12:36

Job Description

Two Counselling or Clinical Psychologists to support NHS Staff 

Fixed Term Contract for 3 months (possibility for ongoing funding depending on the success of the project) - three days per week/ 22.5 hours

Band 8a role - £50,575 - £56,490 pa inc HCAS

Immediate start needed

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow.

Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3800 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and engage staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.  Join us and be a part of the team that is making Croydon proud.

Croydon University Hospital provides care for a large borough and employs nearly 4000 NHS staff.  You will join a busy and enthusiastic Occupational Health Team delivering therapeutic support for staff working at the hospital.

The Trust’s Occupational Health team are looking for 2 Counselling or Clinical Psychologists.  The role will be to support the staff in our diverse organisation going through the challenges of COVID-19’s second wave and some recovery work due to the past year.

We are looking for two enthusiastic Clinical/ Counselling Psychologists, to join our small team.  This post will be within the Occupational Health Team who support all NHS staff and specifically within Occupational Health, the staff counselling and wellbeing team.  The post offers a unique opportunity for creative and empathetic support for staff recovering from supporting patients with COVID over the past year.  You will be required to provide specialist psychological assessments and interventions along with advice and consultation on the staff’s psychological care to non- psychologist colleagues and staff who access our service.  You will undertake direct and indirect clinical work with NHS staff within the hospital wards and community clinical settings using an outreach support approach.  The successful candidate will be carrying out psychological assessments of both individuals and groups and then deciding on a bespoke intervention such as one to one or group counselling or offering workshops and training on various aspects of wellbeing.  The support provided will be via virtual means, or over the phone and you will also be on site within the hospital to support staff safely face to face.  The person appointed will have a Professional Doctorate or Masters (MSc) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and will be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.

To be eligible to apply for the role of ‘Occupational Health Staff Clinical Psychologist’ with us, applicants must have all of these essential skills:

  • Have a Professional Doctorate or Masters (MSc) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, and will be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist with considerable experience
  • Have completed specific training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Rational Cognitive Behaviour Therapy including Trauma Focused CBT and/or an EDMR qualification
  • Experience in running Teaching/Training in mental health and well-being workshops
  • Has previously worked providing counselling within an organisation
  • Ability to give presentations in front of people
  • Ability to work well with stakeholders of different personalities and backgrounds
  • Working in a short time limited way
  • Confidence and experience in recognising and reporting safeguarding concerns

Desirable skill:

  • A trained Mindfulness practitioner
  • An experienced and qualified workplace Mediator
  • Diploma in counselling

The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

Croydon Health Services champion difference and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Closing date for applications: 28th May

Start date: Immediate start

How to apply: For more information regarding the job or to apply please send your CV clearly stating clinical hours and clinical duties in previous/present roles and a covering letter explaining how you meet each of the essential criteria points and desirable as far as possible and why you have applied for this position.   Applications should be submitted via email to: