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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum pro rata Inc HCAs
Closing date
21 May 2024

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We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative HCPC-registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with an interest in working with the providers of services for adult homeless people in hostels. This is a part time post 15 hours a week.

The postholder will primarily support hostel staff to deliver trauma and neuro-informed work, develop their psychologically informed environments and support residents' inclusion into psychological services and therapeutic opportunities.

The post is suitable for an experienced Psychologist who has an excellent understanding of working systemically across and within organisational boundaries. You must be keen to embrace the privileges of working in a diverse borough, have experience of working with people with complex mental health needs and from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as working in partnership with staff teams and community organisations to deliver psychologically informed care.

We plan to hold in-person interviews on Thursday 30th May - dates may be subject to change.

Main duties of the job

Core tasks will include facilitating reflective practice, staff training, providing psychological advice (informal, ad hoc , and formal consultation), assessment (including psychometrics and neuropsychological) and brief interventions with service users and carers. The post also involves the development of partnership working across all relevant sectors including health, social care, housing, criminal justice, work and education. The post holder will contribute to the Borough's Population Health Projects for homeless people in hostels. By supporting staff, the goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of homeless people, promote their social connections, community engagement and participation.

We aim to develop and deliver our services through co-production with people with lived experience. The department has an excellent relationship with People Participation and the Local Recovery College. We would expect you to be fully committed to partnership working and co-production.

The successful candidate will supervise trainee and assistant psychologist(s).

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.

The successful candidate will be closely involved with the Department of Adult Mental Health Psychology, under whose governance you will experience continuing professional development, including regular specific psychological training and liaison with North Thames Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses. Within this lively and enthusiastic Adult Community Psychology Team a range of approaches is promoted, including CBT, CFT, CAT, MBT, narrative therapy and community psychology, supported by strong peer and specialist supervision.

To discuss this post please contact Dr Ch Rosebert, Clinical Psychologist, Tower Hamlets Psychology in Hostels Lead che.rosebert@nhs.net

Job description

Job responsibilities

For details of the post please see the job description and person specification attached to this advert and do not hesitate to contact Che Rosebert for more information.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential

  • Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology
  • HCPC registration
  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral clinical /counselling psychology trainees
  • BPS accredited degree in psychology or equivalent
  • Breakaway Training
  • Additional relevant clinical and/or managerial knowledge and skills


Desirable

  • Further training in a therapeutic modality or psychological intervention relevant to homelessness e.g. trauma, trauma informed approaches, addictions
  • Further training in psychometrics and neuropsychological assessment and intervention.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a specialist clinical or counselling psychologist in a multi-disciplinary team for adults with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of planning and exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan
  • Experience of teaching, training, consultation and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters
  • Experience of working in partnership within homelessness and/or third sector agencies
  • Experience of facilitating groups including groups for staff


Desirable

  • Experience of working as a qualified psychologist within services for people with addictions/complex trauma/homelessness/refugees/asylum seekers.
  • Experience of working in settings with acutely distressed service users
  • Experience of facilitating reflective practice groups
  • Experience of developing and delivering specialist training programmes
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi- disciplinary/multi-professional/agency services/teams
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a specialist clinical or counselling psychologist in a multi-disciplinary team for adults with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of planning and exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan
  • Experience of teaching, training, consultation and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters
  • Experience of working in partnership within homelessness and/or third sector agencies
  • Experience of facilitating groups including groups for staff
  • Doctoral-level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex, multivariate data analysis
  • Evidence of CPD as recommended by BPS/ACP-UK
  • Competence in advanced IT packages including keyboard skills
  • Ability to provide a culturally competent and non- stigmatising service including an awareness of the potential impact of discrimination and disadvantage on mental health
  • Ability to support and co-ordinate the work of psychology colleagues within the service
  • Ability to co-ordinate the recording and reporting of clinical information as required


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for complex health and social needs (e.g. trauma, self- harm, people diagnosed with 'personality disorder', psychosis, dual diagnosis, homelessness, persons with additional disabilities etc)
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for specific populations that psychological services have traditionally found difficult to work with
  • Highly-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of organisational consultancy models
  • Highly-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies - preferably including one or more from Systemic, CBT, Psychodynamic.
  • knowledge of the academic literature of the specialism


Other

Essential

  • Commitment to coproduction
  • Evidence of understanding of clinical governance
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and able to contain the stress of others
  • Ability to produce high quality professional results to specified deadlines and other time constraints
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings
  • Ability to work creatively, co-operatively, reliably and consistently as an independent practitioner, as a mentor and supervisor, and in multi-disciplinary and team settings
  • Demonstrably respectful approach to service users, carers, colleagues, other professionals and professional contacts. Willingness to negotiate and ability to handle confrontation effectively and professionally


Desirable

  • Experience of co-production with people with lived experience of mental distress


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

1st Floor Burdett House, Mile End Hospital

275 Bancroft Road

London

E1 4DG

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363-TH6243346

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