Psychosis Psychologist/CBT therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa (plus HCAS)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the Mental health transformation another exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical or counselling psychologist/CBT therapist with the capability to deliver evidence-based and evidence-led interventions for people who are presenting with complex non psychosis. .

We are currently offering another full time post in the borough of Redbridge NELFT.

Main duties of the job

This post is aimed at enhancing Redbridge psychosis pathway team capacity to deliver a creative, evidence-based service, responsive to the needs of our service users, families and carers.

The post holder will work as a core member of the secondary care psychological intervention service which offers evidence based CBTp /EMDR and Family interventions for psychosis.

About us

The Redbridge secondary care psychological services team is comprised of CBTp specialists, EMDR consultants, BABPC accredited supervisors and DBT specialists. We are committed to support you to develop your skills through training, excellent supervision and practice.

We are looking for a psychologist that wishes to increase their skills in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our diverse population.

We have successfully moved much of our service to virtual working so applications from outside of London are accepted (London weighting allowance included for post holders outside of London)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants should have:

Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology and registration with the Health Professions Council/CBT accreditation

Experience of working in an evidence-based way with clients presenting with complex non psychosis.

We would consider applications from trainees due to qualify this year, if on a recognised training course and due to finish in September.

Post holders will have one session per week CPD.

The psychology service regularly takes doctoral level clinical and counselling psychology trainees from London universities. We offer Honorary assistant placements to enhance opportunities for people to move on to psychological training with a highly significant success rate. The Trust has a positive commitment to training and development and expects its psychology staff to engage in helping to modernise the skills of the workforce. Psychological therapies are highly regarded and seen as pivotal in supporting the roll out of NICE guidance and other Department of Health requirements.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement Outer London (B& D, Redbridge, Havering and Waltham Forest)

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,108 to a maximum of �5,177).

High Cost Area Supplement Fringe (Basildon, Thurrock, Brentwood, Harlow and Darftord only)

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �1,136 to a maximum of �1,915)

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust





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