Senior Therapist Team Lead

31 Dec 2020
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8a

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Are you an experienced BABCP-accredited CBT Therapist and Supervisor looking to join a new and developing team committed to parity of esteem across physical and mental health services?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an accredited, enthusiastic CBT Therapist/Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist and qualified Supervisor to join our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Long Term Conditions (LTC) service in West Sussex.

Time to Talk Health (TTTH) provides NICE approved step 2 and step 3 treatment integrated within physical healthcare pathways, and this role will appeal to a suitably experienced clinician who enjoys joint working within physical healthcare teams in order to improve patient outcomes.

As a team player with sound communication skills, you'll help lead clinicians and embed our integrated model. Working across physical and mental health boundaries and with various partner organisations, you'll be supported by the Clinical Lead and Clinical Services Manager in order to establish collaborative working across the county. You'll hold a small clinical caseload, and alongside two other Team Leads and Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners you'll support the clinical development of colleagues as you provide day-to-day clinical guidance and advice across the team.

If you're a compassionate leader with a can-do attitude you'll be rewarded in this interesting and varied role with good quality and regular clinical supervision, and opportunities for development and additional training as required. As part of the high performing and successful Time to Talk IAPT service you'll be supported by a network of colleagues across the Trust led by our Chief Psychologist.

As you will be working across West Sussex, you'll need to be flexible and a car driver/owner. The post is based in Horsham and Worthing, with opportunities to work from home as required.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as we would like our TTTH team to reflect the diverse communities we serve. As a Trust, we recognise the positive value of diversity in providing high quality and culturally competent care; we are a Disability Confident Employer, and benefit from thriving and supportive BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks.

We may be able to help you with a relocation package if you are considering moving to West Sussex.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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