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Clinical Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
We welcome enquiries from psychologists at Band 7 looking to act up or a Band 8a who is looking to broaden their experience.

This post is an exciting opportunity for a Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with experience of working with psychosis to join our new Rehabilitation Service Pathway.

The job spans both inpatient and community services, therefore provides variety as well as continuity. The link between both services is the Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team, which is a very supportive team.

Our inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Somerset Villas is a thirteen bedded unit and has a related 'step-down' community home for people who are ready to move from this Unit while still requiring some further work to improve their recovery.

The 'step-down' home provides a range of social inclusion oriented interventions aimed at enabling individuals to regain functioning. Individuals will be supported to develop skills and confidence to re- integrate into their local communities and where possible to rebuild family and social networks.

The post holder will be expected to play a substantial role in devising and implementing group and individual direct clinical work as well as indirect consultation services in order to enable service users to develop their abilities to lead more independent and fulfilled lives.

This will also require a high level of team working, including a shared-values approach and close collaboration across the wider system.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments
  • To implement psychological treatment plans including group
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management
  • To communicate highly complex and potentially highly distressing information in a skilled and sensitive manner.

  • Teaching, training, and supervision
  • To provide professional and clinical supervision to band 4 assistant psychologist
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from the 8b clinical psychologist
  • To continue to gain wider post-qualification experience and skills
  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings

  • Management, recruitment, policy and service development
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the services operational policies and services
  • To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.
  • To manage the workloads of assistant psychologists

  • IT responsibilities (other than those used for research)
  • To use computers to write reports and record data

  • Research and service evaluation
  • To undertake project management, including complex audit and service evaluation

  • About us

    The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Partnership.
    • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
    • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health
    • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
    • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our
    • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much
    • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
    • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and
    • We have excellent internal staff network support

    We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The successful applicant will also have a pivotal role in developing this new post and in delivering psychological-informed interventions across both inpatient and community settings.

    This post requires a psychologist who is familiar with or interested in using a range of psychological models including Positive Behaviour Support, CBT-p, ACT, CFT, narrative and trauma informed approaches to address the typical difficulties found among people who are recovering from psychotic conditions.

    The successful applicant will be supported from the well-established Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team and receive supervision from the Psychosis Psychology lead.

    The successful applicant will be joining the Enfield Psychosis Psychology Service Line, which comprises psychologists working in acute inpatient wards, the Home Treatment/Crisis Intervention Team, Early Intervention, two locality teams, the Rehab and Enablement Team, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Rehabilitation Team.

    The Enfield Psychosis Psychology Service line has expanded recently and has developed into a clear pathway which requires collaboration between psychologists in separate teams, mutual support and shared aims and principle around recovery.

    The successful applicant will work within this pathway alongside their colleagues to evaluate services and to take an interest in and contribute to further service development.

    The Enfield psychology services have strong links with the North Thames DClinPsy courses at UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway and there will be opportunities to offer placements to Trainee Clinical Psychologists. We would expect the successful applicant to be happy to supervise Assistant Psychologists when the possibilities arise.

    Person Specification

    Training and qualifications


    • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS. Registered with the with the HPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
    • Current registration with HCPC


    • Additional post graduate training and qualifications in one or more therapeutic modality e.g. CBT for psychosis or family interventions
    • Eligibility for Chartered Psychologist status.
    • BABCP accreditation



    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings e.g. outpatient, community/team and in patient settings
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
    • At least 18 months working in a qualified post
    • Experience of working with clients who have psychosis
    • Experience of working with clients who use drugs and/or alcohol
    • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team setting to promote quality and better outcomes for service users.
    • Multi disciplinary team working and involvement in developing risk management plans and supporting care of service users.
    • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.


    • Experience of running groups/workshops /courses for service users
    • Experience of working from a perspective of recovery
    • Experience of working with people who are diagnosed as having a personality disorder
    • Experience of conducting cognitive assessments with people who are experiencing psychosis
    • Experience of working with carers and family members

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
    • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
    • The ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
    • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
    • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.


    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
    • Competency in neuropsychological assessments.
    • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
    • Experience of and formal training in providing supervision
    • High level of knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies, one being CBT (including third wave)
    • Relevant research experience



    • IT skills including e-mail, word processing and basic data base.
    • Good organizational and time time management skills
    • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice.


    • Personal experience of mental health problems and/or personal therapy.
    • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


    Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team

    65 C Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park


    EN1 2HL

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