Senior High Intensity Therapist: Trauma Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£52,093 to £58,186 a year Per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will be responsible for overseeing treatment provision and service initiatives for clients presenting with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They will also be the service lead for subject access request.

The post holder will oversee research initiatives for the service.

The post-holder will plan and run small team meetings and provide line management and case management to a group of therapists with a variety of experience.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and coordination of selected staff and be proactive in project planning, delivering on targets within this area and reporting back to the Deputy Clinical Lead/Clinical Lead.

The post holder will be expected to work as part of a team with other team leaders responsible for different strategic areas and to work autonomously on agreed objectives. The post holder will manage waiting lists and work closely with other team leaders responsible for monitoring waiting lists across the service.

The post holder will also hold a specialist clinical area within the service and be responsible for providing specialist supervision and training and contributing to developments in this area.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a passionate a Senior Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist/ Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a special interest in PTSD. You would be joining a dynamic management team and support the service in delivering the main KPIs by providing creative leadership in your specialist area and supporting the performance and development of a small team of therapists under your direct line management.

You would oversee the service provision for Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder and provide specialist PTSD supervision to the team. You would also oversee research initiatives and be the service lead for subject access requests.

You would also hold a small caseload of face-to-face clients and offer the majority of your clinical work via video and telephone. Currently our staff are attending our clinical buildings one day a week and then working the rest of the week at home, this would be continually reviewed in line with our clinical demands.

This post is offered as permanent (full time), with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (12pm until 8pm).

We will also support access to relocation funds up to 3000.

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

Please for further information kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • HCPC registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologist OR Psychological Therapist with HI qualification equal to Masters level or core mental health training e.g. nursing, social work.
  • TFCBT/EMDR training for PTSD interventions
  • BABCP accreditation
  • Recognized group training by a registered provider
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with clients presenting with PTSD: single and complex trauma.
  • Experience of managing and/or coordinating wait lists.
  • Experience of working in an IAPT setting, or delivering treatment to primary care clients, liaising and consulting with GPs and community providers.
  • Experience of managing and supervising professionals from different backgrounds.
  • Experience in developing services to respond to User needs.
  • Work as an experienced psychologist/psychotherapist with advanced skills in at least one Psychological therapy modality
  • Excellence and experience in the continuous improvement of high and/or low intensity interventions and coordinating the services of a range of practitioners and providers, with experience of delivering this within primary care and or an IAPT compliant service.
  • Experience in managing and delivering to the expected performance targets.
  • Excellence and experience in IT and diary management that support own and the service's clinical resources.
  • Two years post-qualification experience
  • Work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of working with couples, groups and families.
  • Experience of working across various mental health services, including severe and complex mental health services.
  • Be able to offer therapy in other languages
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills and to provide & receive complex, sensitive or contentious information in a highly emotive and sometimes hostile atmosphere, in a range of relationships and settings.
  • Able to use highly specialist skills of empathy to overcome barriers to understanding and acceptance.
  • Able to build good working relationships with other professionals and liaise effectively at all levels of an organisation.
  • Able to arrive at appropriate formulations and to compare/ select from a range of treatment options, based on formulation.
  • Able to provide an appropriate clinical service to a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, government/advisory body frameworks, and guidelines relating to mental health.
  • Understanding and experience of carrying out audit, clinical governance and clinical effectiveness procedures.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise a complex workload.
  • Knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis.
  • Up to date knowledge of psychological research and national guidance relevant to the client group.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for clinical practice with this client group.
  • Aware of the potential impact of discrimination & disadvantage on mental health.
  • Able to be flexible and adapt approach according to need.
Supervision Essential
  • Supervision training: IAPT course or other appropriate supervision course.
  • Experience of supervising other's clinical work.
  • Able to organize and deliver teaching and training.
  • Experience of developing and delivering specialist training programmes.
Personal Essential
  • Able to contain and work with organisational stress and able to hold the stress of others.
  • Able to sit in constrained positions for a substantial proportion of working time.
  • Able to concentrate intensely for a substantial proportion of working time, during client contact, teaching/supervision sessions, team meetings, preparing written work etc.
  • Able to manage effectively frequent exposure to highly distressing/highly emotional circumstances and exposure to traumatic circumstances.
  • Able to manage effectively verbal aggression from service users, families, etc and the risk of physical aggression.
  • Respectful approach to service users, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals. Willing to negotiate and can handle confrontation effectively and professionally.
  • Committed to reflective practice.

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