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Lead Psychologist for Community Psychology Team

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whitechapel
Salary
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum pro rata Inc HCAs
Closing date
21 May 2024
Lead Psychologist for Community Psychology Team

Are you passionate about community psychology?

Do you have a track record of developing interventions with community partners? Do you want to lead a service that makes a difference? If so, we want to hear from you.

The Community Psychology Team in Tower Hamlets has gone from strength to strength. It has recruited a team of psychological professionals and peer support workers and begun working alongside a range of community organisations: developing relationships and providing co-produced interventions, based on local need. The team is looking for a lead to continue and develop its unique contribution to borough-wide services and the residents of Tower Hamlets.

Main duties of the job

The lead will support and guide the team to collaboratively strengthen community resources improve accessibility and cultural relevance of psychological therapies for local communities, and facilitate engagement of service users with community resources. They will also be an ambassador for this work within the local, regional and wider systems.

The successful candidate will provide highly specialised knowledge, skills and leadership to the team and adjacent services in Tower Hamlets. Ensuring that co-production, community psychology principles and the contributions of peer support guide the team's development.

As the team's lead, you will operationally manage, oversee the clinical work and ensure that professional standards are adhered to. The activities of the team include a blend of community engagement activities - fostering relationships with community organisations and within services co-producing collective interventions and ensuring the effective delivery of 1:1 psychologically informed interventions and peer support activities. You will also have a role developing links with the transformation of community mental health services and contributing the borough's psychological services as a lead.

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

  • Post Graduate Doctoral level training in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or equivalent accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Or
  • Have an NHS Core Profession (Nurse, Allied Health Profession, Medical Doctor, Social Worker) or demonstrable equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • And Have completed a minimum of one year of recognised full-time (or equivalent part-time) psychological therapy or counselling training leading to a qualification, certification or accreditation recognised by a relevant professional or regulatory body plus relevant specialist short courses.
  • Have completed an equivalent training abroad as recognised by NARIC and written and oral English sufficient for their work
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Training specifically including: Models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuro-psychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies, three or more supervised clinical placements (including lifespan developmental psychology and mental health specialisms) and research skills.
  • Training specifically including: Models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuro-psychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies, three or more supervised clinical placements (including lifespan developmental psychology and mental health specialisms) and research skills.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of developing relationships with a range of community stakeholders towards the codevelopment of service provision
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified Clinical or Counselling psychologist at a highly specialist level, or assessed experience of working as a qualified psychotherapist, preferably in the NHS or similar public health provider.
  • Experience of working in community mental health services and multidisciplinary settings
  • Highly developed communication skills at overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of: - the principles and practice of clinical governance, clinical audit and research methodology
  • Sufficient knowledge of other modalities to engage appropriately with colleagues and their work with service users
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • current mental health legislation and initiatives, including NHS policies and procedures and Health & Safety issues.
  • Developed knowledge of: - a range of psychological therapies - Community Psychology models and approaches - psychological assessment and treatment


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Burdett House, Mile End Hospital

Bancroft Road

Whitechapel

E1 4DG

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363-TH6251534

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