PR18964-Psychology Practitioner/CBT Therapist

  • Job Reference: 51601662-2
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2018
  • Recruiter: NHS Grampian
  • Location: City, Aberdeen
  • Salary: £26,830
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical

Job Description

Advance your Career as a Psychological Therapist in Aberdeenshire.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Psychology Practitioner/CBT Therapist to work in Primary Care Adult Mental Health in South Aberdeenshire. This post is fixed term for three years.

This post is primarily aimed at providing a service for adults with common mild to moderate mental health problems ( Tier 2) presenting in Primary Care. The postholder will join 2 other Psychological Therapists already in post in North Aberdeenshire. The posts are supported by clinical supervision and professional management from a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist at Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen and will be line managed by the Health & Social Care Partnership Locality Leadership Manager. Work will primarily be conducted within GP surgeries or other Primary Care health facilities. The post holder will provide a service within Kincardine and Mearns Locality ,South Aberdeenshire working in conjunction with the existing multidisciplinary Primary Care Mental Health Team.

The role will involve assessing and providing psychological therapy for patients with a range of mild to moderate mental health problems including depression and a range of anxiety disorders. These interventions will be in line with best practice as identified by The Matrix. There will also be an expectation that the post holder will develop strong links with Social Care and Third Sector partners. The post holder will have high level skills in psychological therapy, having obtained, for example, an MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care or a PG Diploma in CBT (or equivalent, see Person Specification for more details). Post qualification experience would be desirable but is not essential, providing their training has included substantial clinical placement practice. Current trainees are encouraged to apply.As this post covers a wide geographical area a driving license and access to a car are essential.

This post, which offers the opportunity to advance your career in an area of outstanding natural beauty, is based in the Stonehaven and Laurencekirk areas and is close to the Cairngorms and Aberdeen, a lovely granite city set on stunning coastline populated by dolphins. For those with family Aberdeen boasts some of the best schools in Scotland whilst the local economy provides a range of job opportunities for partners. Aberdeen is situated in the North East of Scotland but with an easily accessible airport just fifteen minutes from the city centre it is no problem to stay connected to the whole of the UK and beyond.

To discuss this post further please contact Dr Katharine Morris, Consultant Clinical Psychologist onor email

To obtain the job description for this post please click on the following link - PR18964-JD&PS.docx

Closing date, Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Provisional interview date is scheduled for 26 January 2018.