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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist / Mental Health Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum (inc Outer London HCAS)
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a network of clinicians in a newly set up service acting as a key interface between Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health Services. This interface has been initiated as part of the community mental health transformation in Haringey. The post holder will work closely with other clinicians in the Primary Care Networks to assess, formulate and offer timely, brief treatment to clients with significant mental illness, particularly those who are falling through the gap between primary and secondary care mental health services.

This is a new permanent role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.

Our transformation plans are supported by £25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next three years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wraparound, holistic care to our service users and wider community.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake high quality assessments of people who are identified as having a significant mental illness that may require treatment, interventions and potentially a referral to secondary mental health
  • Ensuring there are no 'cliff edges' or 'gaps in services' in provision of mental health care and support, which requires an approach to working with clients based on their current mental health needs rather than
  • Providing effective care, treatment and interventions to clients on a defined caseload within the Primary Care
  • To facilitate timely referrals into Secondary Mental Health services, IAPT, Haringey Wellbeing Network, Haringey Safe Haven and other and other local community
  • To promote the physical health of clients with mental illness by working closely with Primary Care Colleagues and the Physical Health Check Service for clients with a Severe Mental Illness.
  • Provide care and treatment to clients and their carers with a service that is culturally sensitive and gives due consideration to any special needs and ensure these are of the highest standard in terms of fair access, equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory
  • Design individual programmes of care collaboratively with service users to maximize self- management and social inclusion and reflect their own goals and aspirations. Review and adjust plans according to changing service user

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical / Counselling Psychologist (either qualified or having completed all clinical placements and at the stage where they are due to submit their final thesis) or Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with evidence of further post-registration education and training in at least one psychological model of therapy
  • Relevant qualifications in more than one psychological therapy model (either individual or group). Teaching and assessing in clinical practice or teaching equivalent.
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of working with complex adult presentations in the community.
  • Knowledge of and interest in psychological treatment approaches to working with complex presentations.
  • Experience of delivering training to different disciplines and professions.
  • Experience of undertaking assessments of clients with complex presentations
  • Experience of determining suitability for psychological approaches, Consultation / Liaison work
  • Training and experience of using psychological approaches: (CBT, SCM, CAT, Psy chodynamic, DIT, MBT, Systemic)
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Understanding of statutory policy relating to mental health care delivery incl. Care Programme Approach, Care Act and the Mental Health Act.
  • Knowledge of the process necessary for effective risk assessment and management
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative and flexible approach to staff managing and in delivering a high standard of care.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Team working skills, interpersonal skills and written and verbal skills, importance of a positive can do attitude and a positive attitude to change

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