Seeking new members of the team!
Serendipity Psychology are seeking more associate therapists to join our lovely team of supportive and friendly psychology people. We have reached a point where we are looking to open our arms and welcome any new starters who would like to come on board and work with us.
Serendipity is a successful team of associates working across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Leicestershire. The associate model is based on social enterprise principles where the goal for our company profits is to reinvest them in the associates working with the company and extend our support of the local community.
We are interested in expressions of interest from all qualified psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists and we also have a special interest in those who may have experience and expertise in working with more complex needs as well as general mental health, for example personality disorder. We would love to hear from Clinical Psychologists, DBT Therapists, CBT Therapists, EMDR Practitioners and those with experience of working with child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) including attachment and trauma-related difficulties. If you are interested in joining a thriving social enterprise and would like to enquire for more information, we would be really keen to have more of this expertise in our team and welcome you to get in touch to find out more.
We are also always looking to extend our pool of excellent and experienced Assistant Psychologists who may be interested in working with us as associates. We ask that they have a minimum of a year’s experience as an Assistant or equivalent position and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Take a read through more of our company information below and if you would like to discuss anything further, please don’t hesitate to call.
Our company values are:
Fairness: To operate fairly and transparently, ensuring our associates receive a proportionate fee for the valuable work they do, taking only what the company needs to maintain itself.
Respect:To respect the skills and expertise of all of our associates no matter how junior or senior, understanding the relative skillset each individual has. We find respecting everyone equally, generally means they feel more confident and capable.
To flatten the hierarchy: In line with the value of respect, we also aspire to keep the hierarchy within the company as flat as possible. We want all associates, newly qualified or extensively experienced, to feel confident to offer their support and expertise to everyone else. This includes being able to teach others as well as calling out concerns in validating ways.
Equity: To ensure each associate receives the same renumeration as every other associate, and as much support as they need. We also strive to divide client referrals equally between associates and will think about the individual skillset of each associate and their development needs in the referrals we introduce to them.
Equal access to development opportunities:We want all our associates to be offered support to expand their expertise and confidence in working with a range of clients in both general mental health and in more specialist areas. This may include therapeutic expertise but also assessment and other areas.
Flexibility: We recognise that many of our associates choose to continue work in organisations such as the NHS when working independently. This can mean that they require flexibility in the number of sessions they take on. We also recognise that life happens; we strive to be able to support this as it occurs.
Our long-term aspirations are:
To offer monthly online group supervision and support open to all associates.
To offer a schedule of in-house CPD for our associates free of charge.
To offer in-house individual supervision to all associates free of charge.
To offer a number of consultations each month to relevant charities free of charge while still being able to pay our associates.
What you’ll need to join us?
We welcome any professional qualified in a form of evidence-based therapy to make contact with us. While we are currently a company of clinical psychologists, we also hope to expand our expertise to include other psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with core professional bodies such as the HCPC, UKCP and the BACP.
On getting in touch with us, we will ask you to make an application to join us and if you are successful, we would ask for evidence of your professional registrations, your qualifications, a recent DBS and evidence of your indemnity insurance.
What do we ask of you?
We ask new associates to be able to offer a minimum of four sessions per week to clients referred by the company.
That each associate should be willing to support the writing of our blog posts and published articles to ensure we are offering a range of helpful expertise through our advertising and that everyone is contributing. This also ensures that all associates are well published and have a strong online presence. We ask all associates to offer one short article per quarter. We are very willing to offer helpful tips and advice to get ideas flowing!
That every associate is prepared to support other associates in the company with professional advice and expertise.
We don’t ask associates to be exclusive to the company and fully recognise that they may also work independently of the company. We do ask that clients found through the company, stay within the company wherever possible.
That you give a three-month notice period to clients we refer to you if you need to bring the therapy to an end. If your client chooses to continue therapy with another therapist within the company, that you are willing, with the consent of the client, to work together with the other therapist to handover the case.
If you’d like to consider working with us, please do get in touch.