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Senior Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist - Y2A Service

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum incl HCA
Closing date
25 May 2024
We are looking for a qualified practitioner psychologist (Clinical/Counselling/Forensic) that is an enthusiastic, friendly, team player to work in a pilot Transitions to Adulthood community hub service.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with young people aged 18-25 in a new and innovative pilot 'Transitions to Adulthood, Wellbeing Service'. Commissioned by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), this service brings together East London NHS Foundation Trust, as a member of the London Pathways Partnership (LPP), with voluntary sector partners, to develop creative approaches to engaging young people on probation in Newham.

The hub, co-located within Newham Probation, provides wrap-around support tailored to the distinct needs of young adults, including an understanding of maturity, in order to reduce re-offending, improve mental health and support young adults to make positive life choices. The service delivers therapeutic, psychological and psychiatric interventions to young adults and will embed psychologically informed practice across the hub, with an emphasis on trauma informed care.

As young black and Muslim men and women are significantly represented in the hub, our staff require a high level of cultural competence and sensitivity to issues relevant to young minoritised groups. We therefore hope to recruit a staff team reflective of our service user population and welcome applications from those with protected characteristics.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will hold a small caseload and provide a specialist psychology service across all sectors of care.

They will provide specialist psychological assessment, a range of low and high intensity psychological interventions, desistence planning, offering advice and consultation to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers, working within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

The postholder will be responsible for developing and delivering training to up-skill a non-psychology workforce.

They will provide supervision and staff support for qualified psychologists, other therapists in the team, as well third sector workers, trainees and students from training courses with established links to the forensic directorate.

They will support the service lead to gather data and prepare reports for the quarterly commissioners review meetings.

They will attend meetings relevant to the post, often representing the service.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously at the hub, and across other London sites, within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

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


  • Post Graduate Doctoral level training in Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychology or equivalent accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Evidence of CPD in accordance with BPS recommendations
  • Either: Recognized qualification or training in psychotherapy supervision or Clinical supervision training for doctoral clinical /counselling psychology trainees.
  • Registered as a practitioner psychologist by the HCPC.
  • Post Qualification Training in a Psychotherapy Modality: e.g. SFT, DBT, CFT, EMDR, CBTp, CBT for trauma.



  • Advanced level experience of risk assessments and risk management
  • Providing specialist psychological assessment and intervention across a range of care settings including Forensic community, prison and inpatient.
  • Providing teaching, training and clinical supervision including teaching professional groups outside of psychology.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.


  • Experience of working with young adults
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of assessing for Neurodiversity

Knowledge and Skills


  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (eg personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham Probation Office

138 Romford Road


E15 4LD

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