Practitioner Psychologist for Health 

Location: Home based but travel within Kent is likely for in person client work in the community, team training and various meetings.

Hours:  37.5 hours per week, flexibility available and part time hours may be considered

Salary: £47,859-£54,295 per annum (dependent on experience)

Contract type: Full Time Permanent role

About With You

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need.

We work and support people and their goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the role

There are increasing numbers of people who experience depression and anxiety also experience long term health conditions, including conditions such as diabetes, cancer, cardio-vascular and respiratory diseases, and long COVID.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Practitioner Psychologist to join our team.

This role is an exciting opportunity to lead on developing and implementing IAPT long term health condition (LTHC) psychological interventions, supporting clinicians across With You’s Kent IAPT services to provide the highest quality integrated services.

The post will build on existing relationships and practice as well as cultivating new opportunities. You will have many opportunities to develop joint working initiatives for the comorbid physical-mental health population of Kent.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for candidates who enjoy liaison and partnership working with other physical and mental health services, and are interested in the clinical challenges found with the links between physical and mental health.

The postholder will work alongside all IAPT providers in Kent and Medway, and with colleagues in physical health services, to ensure that psychological treatments for people with LTC/MUS are accessible, effective and delivered in a way that allows for mental and physical healthcare needs to be addressed at the same time, including co-located clinics.

Working across a range of physical health conditions, addressing agreed areas of highest need, the post-holder will also support the development of a Long COVID pathway, working with commissioners to make sure that the needs of this group are understood and met.

The post holder will provide specialist LTC clinical supervision and training to the LTC trained High Intensity and PWP teams within Kent and will deliver IAPT-LTC treatments to people within the With You IAPT service.

What we’re looking for

Essentially you must hold a Postgraduate Doctoral level training in health, clinical or counselling psychology (BPS accredited) or equivalent qualification in relevant psychological profession, plus further specialist training, research or study, conferring advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and practice experience of clinical health psychology. 

You should be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist (Health, Clinical or Counselling), with evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC and have an accreditation with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a therapist.

Completed a training course in clinical supervision and demonstrable experience of having worked as a Practitioner Psychologist under the supervision of a more senior member of the profession for a minimum of 2 years. 

Demonstrable experience of having worked as a Practitioner Psychologist under the supervision of a more senior member of the profession for a minimum of 2 years and working specifically within the health psychology field for a minimum of 1 year post qualification

What we will offer you

Expert clinical supervision and development opportunities, overseen by our National Clinical Lead for Mental Health (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) and Medical Director

Excellent benefit package:

  • 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays each year
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • 6% Employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance scheme - a one-off lump sum payment (3 times your salary)
  • Paid time off for care and dependent responsibilities, and bereavement leave
  • Paid time off for military duties training
  • Salary finance scheme to help improve financial wellbeing
  • Yearly paid volunteering
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Comprehensive induction training and support
  • Flexible working patterns to support your work/life balance
  • Flexibility which comes from working from home
  • Continuous Professional Development and training package, inc. regular internal training and access to external training opportunities
  • 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme, free counselling and access to the Headspace app

Further information

This job is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level with Barred List(s).

Interviews will be arranged as we receive applications and held via online video call (Google Meet), dates to be confirmed.

For more information contact Hannah Willis, Head of Mental Health Delivery via email Please quote the reference number in all correspondence - Practitioner Psychologist for Health REQ01092

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