If you are an enthusiastic and motivated HCPC registered Clinical / Counselling Psychologist interested in working with adults with learning disabilities, we look forward to you joining our well-established service. A full-time permanent Band 7 position has arisen in the multi-disciplinary Waltham Forest Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) who work in an integrated approach with our client group. The post holders will be supported by the Borough Lead Psychologist, Care Pathway Lead and Strategic and Clinical Lead of the service. The Learning Disabilities Psychological Services of NELFT are in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Our psychological therapies provision comprises clinical psychologists, clinical behavioural specialists, art therapists, systemic/family therapists, assistant psychologists, clinical associate in psychology (CAP) and trainees from the Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling training courses based in London. The post-holder will work closely with the local Talking Therapies Service towards strengthening the mainstreaming agenda for people with learning disabilities. We focus on systemic, trauma informed and culturally sensitive care for people with learning disabilities and their families.
We have excellent opportunities for enhancing clinical skills through CPD, peer support and service development and have regular Trust-wide business meetings. We have a vibrant and active R& D department.Main duties of the job
To provide specialist psychological input to clients referred to the CLDTs.
Psychological input for adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
Under supervision, to employ analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.
To receive regular clinical and professional supervision from a senior clinical/counselling psychologist and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues specialising in specific therapeutic modalities.About usStarting 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 focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex. 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. 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).High Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum).Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Doctoral level training or equivalent in Clinical / Counselling Psychology
- HCPC registration
- Experience of working as a psychologist within the NHS or any other organisation
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working as a psychologist with people with learning disabilities
NELFT North East London Foundation TrustAddress
30 Coleridge Road
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