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Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023
!!---Attachment Focus--- DMM model---relevant training available---!!

We are seeking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated Band 8a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologists to join a large and dynamic psychology department in the Forensic Directorate covering medium and low security as well as forensic community services in East London.

The post holder will lead on the implementation of an attachment focused model of working (DMM), especially in relation to discharging longer-stay service users, and in applying this model to achieve a more nuanced understanding of risk. Relevant training will be available.

The post holders will be based in the low secure service at Wolfson House, and will be embedded in a particular ward MDT, but will also be closely aligned to the forensic community team bridging inpatient and community services will be an integral part of the role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the psychological care of all (male) service users on one ward, as well as feeding into unit and directorate-wide activities.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a relevant setting, and would be able to take on some organisational and line management responsibilities alongside their clinical role. As a senior member of staff, the post holder will also be supported to contribute to wider service development opportunities.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Clinical Post Graduate Doctoral level training in Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychology or equivalent accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Evidence of CPD in accordance with BPS recommendations
  • Either: Recognized qualification or training in psychotherapy supervision or
  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral clinical /counselling psychology trainees.
  • Registered as a practitioner psychologist by the HCPC.



  • Experience of providing specialist psychological assessments and treatment interventions to patients with complex problems, including severe mental illness, personality disorder, substance misuse, offending behaviour and/or dual diagnosis
  • Providing specialist psychological assessment and intervention across a range of care settings including community and inpatient
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary and inter agency care

Knowledge and Skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, including the use of theoretical models to analyse information and develop formulations upon which to base choice of treatment.
  • Skills in the practice of at least one specialised psychological therapy appropriate to the treatment of patients with complex needs, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, substance misuse, offending, and high level knowledge of the theory and practice of one other
  • Skills in delivering psychological interventions in individual and group formats, adapted to meet the needs of the individual or group

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Wolfson House

311-315 Green Lanes


N4 2ES

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