Principal Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust wish to appoint a Principle Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with UKCP or BPC registration and experience of assessing and treating patients in NHS settings

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.We wish to appoint a Principle Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with UKCP or BPC registration and experience of assessing and treating patients in NHS settings to join our friendly, skilled and dedicated team of psychological therapists working within a Community Adult Mental Health Team setting. You will be working with patients with severe and enduring mental health problems and supporting staff who are working with this group of patients.You will provide psychological assessments and individual psychodynamic/psychoanalytic interventions, as well as providing supervision and support to other psychological therapists and consultation and guidance to our colleagues in the CMHT. You will have excellent communication skills and will participate in multidisciplinary risk assessment, formulation and care planning.As psychological therapists we meet weekly and have monthly reflective practice. Supervision is provided by senior therapists. The service offers training placements for junior doctors, trainee psychotherapists and clinical/counselling psychologists and the postholder would be encouraged to participate in these trainings and support the development of psychotherapy placements.The post holder will provide line management and leadership for psychodynamic psychotherapy within the team and this post may appeal to those wishing to develop these skills. For those without experience of management and leadership, support and training will be provided.The post is based at the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury, although staff are also working remotely. You need to be able to travel to other locations across the Trust from time to time.We look forward to receiving your application if you have skills in delivering therapy to this client group, evidence of significant knowledge in your specialist therapy area, sound clinical risk assessment and management skills, experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, experience and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with colleagues in the wider CMHT and a desire to play a positive and proactive role within the psychological therapies team, both as a colleague and line manager. We are willing to consider requests from applicants who wish to work more or fewer hours than those advertised and are also able to consider flexible working requests. Other similar posts are also available in our South Bucks locality.Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailersStaff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified. Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population. Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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