Overview

A unique opportunity has arisen to join the Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust Perinatal Mental Health Team. We are proud to provide a well-respected and high quality perinatal mental health service. We have a fantastic opportunity to expand the service and we are seeking to recruit a number of mental health clinicians in line with national guidance for promoting and improving the provision and access to specialist mental health services for new and expectant mothers. As part of this expansion we are thrilled to be offering a part-time (0.6 WTE) Band 8b Principle Clinical/Counselling psychology post.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, passionate and highly specialised perinatal psychologist who wants to make a difference to families lives, and who strives to provide the best care at all times. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the psychology provision within the perinatal mental health service working across the South West and North West Teams. Working with a range of mental health professionals, alongside experienced nursery nurses and peer support workers.

As a member of the team you would provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions to women during pregnancy, delivery and up to 24 months postnatal. Alongside this the post holder will advise, supervise and support the assessment and treatment provided by clinical members of the teams who provide psychologically based care and treatment within the perinatal service.

The service is developing strong links with the Parent Infant mental health service, Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, Midwifery, Adult mental health, Children’s services and the voluntary sector.Training to external agencies and in house will be an intregal part of the service provision and role.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding service and to help shape the future of perinatal mental health care in Surrey. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team with extensive training opportunities along with regular supervision and reflective practice.

The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required.