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Highly Specialised Psychological Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year pro-rata p.a.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Part Time
Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic 8a clinical/counselling psychologist/psychological therapist to provide maternity leave cover in the Greenwich ADAPT Service. This is to work with clients who experience difficulties associated with trauma, low mood, anxiety and personality related difficulties.

The role involves potential for a variety of clinical work including 1:1 interventions (brief and for up to 1 year), group interventions and working systemically. In terms of modality, you will be joining an eclectic team with interests in the area of attachment theory, CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mentalization based therapy. There are opportunities for training and PPD within the service.

An interest in MDT working would be crucial

This would be suitable for:

Psychotherapists registered with UKCP, BACP, BPC, AFT

CBT therapists registered with BABCP

Clinical or Counselling Psychologists registered with HCPC

Main duties of the job

To provide psychological assessments and interventions for clients referred to Greenwich ADAPT at all levels of the service (eg brief and longer term group and individual interventions)

To attend meetings alongside the MDT and to support the team in developing a trauma informed service

To provide clinical supervision of Band 7 psychologists, trainees and assistant psychologists

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a qualified clinical psychology service to clients of the Adult Mental Health Greenwich ADAPT Service and other teams when necessary or appropriate: providing highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Person Specification



  • 2 years post qualification



  • Experience of working with personality disorder



  • Working in a Mental Health multi-disciplinary team



  • Experience of facilitating a group intervention

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