Based at our treatment center in Leatherhead, KT22 0BX
Salary: Band 7, £42,480 - £48,611, per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer London Fringe Allowance
Hours: Full-time and Part-time hours considered. Working hours, Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:30 plus 30 minutes paid lunch break.
Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For a century, we've helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We're on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we're there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.
We offer psychological interventions following multiple military traumas (primarily for Complex-PTSD, but not exclusively) after a single holistic assessment and formulation of needs within an integrated interdisciplinary care pathway. Stabilisation and reintegration phases include access to art therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric treatment, substance misuse interventions and programmes of support for Veterans' partners, their families and organisations that work alongside them, such as employers. We also have a highly regarded peer support service, run by Veterans for Veterans that benefits from excellent clinical governance and which supports all stages of their recovery. Psychological interventions span the range of evidenced-based therapies for PTSD and C-PTSD, including TF-CBT, NET, CPT, CFT for trauma and PE. We benefit from innovative clinical and research collaborations with international experts in the field to trial and deliver effective interventions for Complex-PTSD.
We are investing significantly in our digital service delivery, with the aspiration of offering equivalent treatments online to those we deliver in-person, both individual and group interventions. These will continue to be a core part of our services going forward to maintain and increase accessibility to treatment. There is flexibility with this role to negotiate an element of remote working in the future in line with service needs.
Combat Stress remains one of the UK's most well established and innovative services positively shaping the future of Veterans' mental health services. We have a robust CPD programme and an active Research Department acclaimed for high quality research in the field.
About the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of a dynamic inter-disciplinary clinical workstream to help in the planning, development and operationalisation of a new residential intensive treatment programme for veterans with complex trauma-related mental health difficulties (such as PTSD and C-PTSD).
Key responsibilities of the role within the Intensive Treatment Programme workstream will include working as part of an interdisciplinary team, providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatments. Psychological interventions span the range of evidenced-based therapies for PTSD and Complex-PTSD, including TF-CBT, NET, CPT, CFT for trauma and PE (EMDR is also now being included in our treatment options for specific presentations). There will also be responsibilities relating to the clinical supervision of Trainee Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, and other professionals engaged in delivering psychologically informed interventions, where required.
Benefits of working for Combat Stress as a Senior Clinical Psychologist/CBT Therapist:
This role is subject to a DBS check.
As a healthcare environment, and for the health and wellbeing of our staff, veterans and visitors, we encourage everyone at Combat Stress especially professionals that are veteran facing to take up the offer to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
What we offer:
You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.
* 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, increasing up to 30 days after 5 consective years service
* Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 11% of salary
* Discount shopping vouchers
* Cycle to work scheme
* Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
* Protected CPD
* Fleixble working
Plus many more.