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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Psychotherapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£52,093 to £58,186 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist16-17 year old IAPT service Pathway LeadBand 8a (Agenda for Change)Part-time (30 hours per week)Based in Eltham, Greenwich, South East London

Due to a promotion of the current postholder, an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a 16-17 year oldIAPTservice Pathway Lead. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated clinician to work with young people, with leadership, supervision,CBTskills, and experience working with young people.

Greenwich Time to Talk has a history of high performance within the IAPT sector and a reputation for high recovery rates based on the excellent quality of the NICE compliant therapy delivered by highly skilled staff in a service with excellent staff retention rates.

Situated in outer London, the service covers the Greenwich, Charlton, Woolwich and Eltham areas, and has good transport links to London and Kent.

Main duties of the job

As the 16-17 year old pathway Lead you will continue the improvement of access and treatment of people in this client group. You will further develop and maintain relationships with the Greenwich Child and Adolescence Mental Health teams and other CAMHS Psychologists in Oxleas NHS Trust and third sector organisations and services. You will use your training and expertise to train the team of CBT Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Psychological Well-being Practitioners to help the team appropriately identify those who need specialist help and those who can benefit from primary care IAPT. You will be responsible for implementing treatments appropriate for this age group and developing a network with services for this client groups with a focus on integrated care. You will bring innovation to the service from the existing evidence-base. You will line manage and clinically supervise qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists and CBT Therapists and Assistant Psychologists. You will receive expert supervision from Greenwich CAMHS in secondary care, in addition to supervision within the IAPT service.

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 across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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

Alongside your service development role, you will be expected to deliver psychological therapy interventions (CBT) on an individual and group therapy basis. You will be competent in the CBT model and be able to apply this across the age span. You will join a friendly and supportive team consisting of CBT Psychotherapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psycho-therapeutic Counsellors and Psychological Well-being Practitioners.

You will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities. Community languages would be an advantage. You will be expected to work one shifted day per week (until 8pm), under Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

Oxleas has a large, well-established and supportive psychology department which is part of the Therapies Directorate within the Trust. This provides strong leadership and professional management and supports staff by prioritising supervision and continuing professional development. The department contains Psychologists with extensive training and experience in cognitive, psycho-dynamic and systemic approaches. There are strong links with the Institute of Psychiatry and the South Thames (Salomons) Clinical Psychology Training Scheme. There are good working relationships with both managers and other senior clinicians, and psychological therapy is well represented at senior managerial and clinical levels. The input from Psychologists is valued within the Trust and we undertake important roles, not only in clinical work, but also management, service development and clinical governance.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or counselling psychology or CBT training
  • Training/Qualifications working with Young People
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a wide range of care settings
  • Experience of multi-professional working (i.e. IAPT and CAMHS interface)
  • Experience of the application of CBT in different cultural contexts.
Highly Specialist Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation and interventions tailored to the psychological needs of young people
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific client groups such as adolescents through to older adults and in primary care.
Reserach Skills/Experience Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.Proven ability to collect routine data and timely use of data management systems.
Interface skills and experience Essential
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups (i.e. CAMHS)

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