Counsel groups of individuals about their substance use using recognised theoretical models
Experience of working with substance misuse including alcohol and mental health issues and a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services.
British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychology degree with a degree classification of 2:1 or above.
Post Graduate training and registration with BPS as either a clinical or counselling psychologist.
Sound and demonstrable knowledge and understand of addiction.
Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including appropriate psychological interventions, social care and health issues.
Ability to assess and care plan service users and formulate written reports as necessary.
Community based support practices.
Maintain professional boundaries and work effectively with partnership agencies.
Demonstrate skills to undertake administrative duties and PC literacy.
Experience of contributing to project development.
Clinical auditing skills to inform evaluation of the service and identify areas for development.
And the ability to:
empathy and a person-centred approach to clients;
tolerance of stress;
the ability to recognise your own limitations and respond to difficult situations; the ability to apply your knowledge of academic psychology and research to clinical problems;
the capacity to be critical and analytical and to work in a self-motivated, independent way;
excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal with people in distress;
the ability to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines;
a strong understanding of the profession and the role of a clinical psychologist, and an awareness of current NHS issues.
Communicate confidently and effectively, verbally and in writing.
Respond flexibly to the demands of the post.
Work as a member of a team.
Show a capacity to work alone and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
Understand and have a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity.
Employ a professional, empathetic and non-judgmental attitude towards service users.
Show commitment to facilitating positive outcomes for service users.
Access to own transport.
Knowledge of local services and geography.
Knowledge of mindfulness based cognitive therapies
This post is subject to a DBS check at an enhanced level. Amendments: This description accurately reflects the present position; it may be amended and reviewed. Any change will be made following a proper period of consultation.