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Psychological Therapist CAT/EMDR/CBT/Counselling or Clinical Psychologist

Working as part of a motivated, cohesive, and well-supported clinical team, you will be an experienced therapist with a proven record of treating a wide range of mental health presentations in primary care.

We are looking for therapists with additional training in modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBT-P), psychodynamic approaches such as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). Experience and training in working with personality disorder and trauma presentations will be essential; EMDR qualifications would be beneficial. Modality-specific clinical supervisors, appropriate for the caseload will be provided as well regular case management supervision and ongoing training.

Our Clinicians are well resourced with IT and communications equipment. Our service uses the IAPTus patient administration system and operates on a near-paperless basis.

You will need to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users and members of the public, respect individual rights to confidentiality, and complete tasks within given deadlines. You will have relevant qualifications, most likely at post-graduate level, have accreditation with an appropriate professional body and be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience within the area of adult mental health.

Your skills and background:

Essential:

  • Mental health background with additional psychological therapy training
  • Experience of working with complex mental health presentations which extend beyond the scope of IAPT service provision
  • MDT working
  • Additional training in evidence-based psychological approaches
  • Experience of treating complex mental health presentations in adults
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills - Microsoft Office/Patient record systems
  • Awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion

Desirable:

  • Experience of facilitating group-based interventions
  • Trained in: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and/or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Please note: You must be able to work Wednesday for this role.

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.  Now part of Spire Healthcare Group plc we have been providing physical and mental health services for over 30 years. We work in partnership with the NHS, are engaged by insurers and some of the UK’s largest corporate companies to support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of Making People Better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. We are an award-winning employer recently recognised nationally as “Best Company to Work for” at the Health and Wellbeing Awards 2024.

This is also recognised by current employees – our most recent Employee Survey results showed the top 5 reasons to work here as being:

  • Supportive team and management
  • Positive work environment
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
  • Trust and respect
  • Autonomy and flexibility

We are keen to progress your skills and enable career development and provide regular Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme, apprenticeships and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.  In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view here: https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/join-us/careers

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is seeking to improve the diversity of its workforce.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity.  For further information on our EDI commitments please view here: Vita Health Groups commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to being equitable and supporting the wellbeing of all employees.

  • We are a Mindful Employer
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Leader dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our Ethnicity Matters Scheme where all applicants for senior roles (£40,000+) from a minority ethnic group that meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.
  • Our Gender Matters Scheme where all women applicants for senior roles (£60,000+) that meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.  
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer
  • Our sign up to the Employer with Heart Charter.  
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS). Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • Access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues including Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
  • Treating transgender individuals with dignity and recognising the potential complications that may arise when taking references. We encourage applicants to contact HR at hr@vhg.co.uk to discuss or amend how we manage reference requests.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will facilitate.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

                  

                      

Vita Health Group

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