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Clinical Psychologist – Addictions

Reference: 3699
Date posted: 06.09.2021
Job details
Bedfordshire
Permanent
£40,000 - £40,000 (Annual)
Band 7
Sub-sector
Psychology
Professions
Clinical psychologist, Counselling psychologist
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Description

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 7 Highly Specialist Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Addictions Psychology service.

We are seeking an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our community based team for an addictions service for drug and alcohol users who have underlying trauma behind this. The post is available to start as soon as possible, offering full time hours per week in a permanent role.

Ideally you will have previous experience of working with addictions and be compassionate, patient and a problem-solver. The right candidate will be highly motivated and enthusiastic, using this post as an opportunity to develop their broader leadership and professional skill set alongside their clinical skills.

The role includes:

  • Providing psychological assessment, formulation and interventions – working closely and liaising with the MDT/RSPT to develop comprehensive formulations and care plans.
  • Delivering individual and group-based treatments with a focus on skills and strategies to manage difficult and distressing emotions.
  • Adapting standard interventions to the particular demands of the Team working including brief crisis interventions and working with families and carers and other members of the
  • Delivering and/or evaluating trauma informed approaches to care, in particular, by introducing team formulations.
  • Developing specific training to enhance the systematic provision of psychological interventions offered to service users.
  • Reflective practice, supervision, consultation.

With the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to service development and transformation across the service.
  • Conduct service evaluation and quality improvement projects.
  • Receive teaching/training in trauma informed approaches to care and other agreed areas.

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Hold a doctorate in either Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Be HCPC registered
  • Have previous experience with addictions
  • Be analytical and show good attention to detail

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