Counselling/Clinical Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum incl HCA
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Eating Disorders
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Co-production is one of the foundations of the Transformation Programme at ELFT and you will work closely with experts-by-experience, local communities, Community and Voluntary and Social Enterprises, to co-produce and co-develop services. You will primarily be involved in providing psychological interventions for people whose relationship with food, eating and body image is problematic for them or those who care about them, and/or people who have a diagnosis of an Eating Disorder.

Other key tasks will involve partnership working, liaising with various stakeholders in the system, e.g. GPs, primary and secondary care mental health services, colleges and universities, and the 3rd sector. The post-holder will also be involved in raising the awareness of the complexity of the health and social challenges many people face and the impact this has on mental health & well-being and vice versa. A key aim of the service is to help people build resilience and feel more connected to their community, and to instill a sense of belonging.

We sincerely welcome applications from people who have previous experience of using Mental Health services, and/or individuals who are/have been a carer for someone. We are also very interested in receiving application from people who have strong local connections to the 3 boroughs in which we work

Main duties of the job

The post-holder would be expected to work closely with experts-by-experience, local communities, Community and Voluntary and Social Enterprises, to co-produce and co-develop services. The post holder will primarily be involved in providing psychological interventions for people whose relationship with food, eating and body image is problematic for them or those who care about them, and/or people who have a diagnosis of an Eating Disorder.

Other key tasks will involve partnership working, liaising with various stakeholders in the system, e.g. GPs, primary and secondary care mental health services, colleges and universities, and the 3rd sector. The post-holder will also be involved in raising the awareness of the complexity of the health and social challenges many people face and the impact this has on mental health & well-being and vice versa. A key aim of the service is to help people build resilience and feel more connected to their community, and to instill a sense of belonging.

We sincerely welcome applications from people who have previous experience of using Mental Health services, and/or individuals who are/have been a carer for someone. We are also very interested in receiving application from people who have strong local connections to the 3 boroughs in which we work

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 Essential
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) or BPS statement of Equivalence and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • Accredited training as a CBT Therapist, and Core mental health profession, or a demonstrable working knowledge of NHS values, clinical structures in secondary mental health care, referral pathways, how services are funded and the roles of NHS professionals
  • Full registration with one of: 1. HCPC (Psychologists and Arts Therapists) 2. BABCP 3. UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the specialty as required by professional accrediting/registration body (e.g. BPS/ HCPC/ BABCP).
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
Desirable
  • Further training or qualifications in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice relevant to the post, eg supervision, therapeutic models used in eating disorder etc
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of delivering evidence-based psychological therapy.
  • Previous experience of managing own caseload in a community team.
  • Experience in working in multidisciplinary settings and representing a psychological perspective in teams and services.
  • Experience of using routine outcome measures as part of clinical practice.
Desirable
  • Clinical experience with individuals with eating disorder.
  • Range of therapeutic skills in at least two modalities
  • Previous experience of facilitating therapeutic groups
  • Experience of providing teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • Completing assessments in community and home settings
  • Understanding issues involved in working with a multicultural population and working with interpreters.
  • Experience of the application of psychological interventions in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience working in the NHS.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Ability to work effectively in a Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Therapeutic skills in engaging and working with residents with complex needs
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to network with a range of service users and multi-agency professionals
  • Ability to reflect on practice and be committed to the use of supervision
  • Presentation skills - experience of, or, willingness to be involved in presenting at teaching events
  • Able to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance, including supervision, to support and improve clinical practice.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise own workload in the face of periods of competing demands.
  • Must be capable of accountability for own work, of autonomous clinical practice, of being guided by precedent and of working towards defined results.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in eating disorders.
  • Aware of the potential impact of discrimination & disadvantage on mental health.
  • Able to be flexible and adapt approach according to need.
  • Competence in use of IT equipment and software packages for the purposes of clinical record keeping, electronic communication, creating organisational documentation, data entry and analysis, research, and multimedia presenting and teaching.
Desirable
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate forming effective collaborative networks within the trust and with external agencies in the interests of client care.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Able to use skills and knowledge to design and implement service evaluations.


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