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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Oxleas are seeking to recruit a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join one of our established and MDT integrated secondary care psychological therapies teams. We have a new vacancy for a full-time Band 7 position, within the ADAPT Team (Anxiety, Depression, Affective disorders, Personality disorders and Trauma). The team is based at the Erith Centre, located on the site of Erith and District Hospital in Erith, Kent, and serves the London Borough of Bexley. This is essentially the non-psychosis community mental health team for 18-65yr olds.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic psychologist to join a team that is currently developing new and innovative ways of working with people with complex emotional needs. This includes 'whole team approach' interventions such as SCM (Structured Clinical Management), alongside more established ways of working with attachment difficulties and trauma (i.e. MBT, CBT, CAT, Psychodynamic, EMDR, Systemic & 3rd wave approaches).Oxleas has a strong tradition in promoting psychological therapies and embraces multi-modal formulation-based approaches.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will offer psychological assessment and deliver individual and group-based interventions using a range of models, including CBT. Personal therapeutic interests and specialty development are actively encouraged and supported. This can be via formal training as well as established specialist supervision forums which are provided across the Trust.

The psychological therapies team is inclusive of different professions and modalities, including Clinical and Counselling psychologists, Art, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists and Assistant Psychologists. Regular reflective practice is offered to the psychological therapies team alongside individual supervision. Oxleas has a strong history in staff support and professional development, offering a range of CPD opportunities within the Trust. Opportunities to develop supervision skills are consistently available and Oxleas has a long-standing relationship with clinical and counselling doctorate programs in taking trainees and developing the wider workforce.

The successful post holder will have experience of working within NHS settings and will work closely with the multidisciplinary team as well as liaising with a wide range of agencies. This post is ideal for newly qualified psychologists to join an established and supportive psychology team and similarly suitable for an existingband7wanting to diversify their experience.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

o We're Kind

o We're Fair

o We Listen

o We Care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Current registration with the Health Care Professions Council is desirable however trainees due to qualify this year but who have not yet gained HCPC accreditation are encouraged to apply.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is located in South East London/North Kent and provides a wide variety of high quality mental health, community health and learning disability services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

Oxleas welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our Building A Fairer Oxleas (BAFO) initiative aims to involving frontline staff, senior managers and Board members in making positive changes to how it feels to work at Oxleas, particularly for BAME staff, disabled staff and LGBT+ staff.

The Trust has consistently achieved high ratings in quality assessments, patient and staff surveys as result of an organisational culture which supports staff whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework.

The Psychology profession in Oxleas is well respected and represented at a high level within the Trust, and the Director of Therapies is a member of the Trusts executive. Professional development is encouraged within all professional groups.

Person Specification



  • Achieved/working towards doctoral qualification in clinical psychology/counselling psychology


  • Additional training relevant to post

NHS experience


  • Experience of working within NHS services


  • CMHT experience

Work Experience


  • Experience of working with people with complex mental health issues


  • Experience of running groups
  • Experience of working with families and carers

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Erith Centre

Park Crescent



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