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Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist with interest in rehab

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCAS pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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HCPC RegisteredClinical/Counselling/ Health Psychologist with an interest in neurological conditions and rehabilitation

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, caring and skilled psychologist to fill a new full time position within the Lewisham Community Therapy Team.

This is part of a new development in the provision of care for patients with neurological conditions in the Lewisham and Greenwich Trust and you will have the chance to work alongside other psychological colleagues in the same specialty. This post will be linked in with the Neuropsychology Services across South East London including the neuropsychology department at Kings College Hospital and there will be the opportunity to pursue further professional training in neuropsychology.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based in a multi-professional team consisting of Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Therapy Assistant Practitioners, Therapy Assistants and Business Support. The team has multiple pathways treating patients of all conditions within their home environment and is highly supportive and values psychological input. The role involves mainly working with the adult neuro population including patients with acquired brain injury, long-term neurological and functional neurological conditions. The role would focus on directly and indirectly supporting the rehabilitation and/or management of patients within the community who have psychological and cognitive needs and/or behavioural challenges.

This is a new post in the team and so is an exciting opportunity to organise and develop the provision of psychological input to the service.

A strong emphasis is placed on staff development and learning with good access to internal and external support for ongoing development.

We consider a wide range of flexible working patterns and would be happy to discuss these with candidates.


About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Job Summary:

    To provide a Highly Specialised Psychological service for clients with neurological conditions within the Adult Community Therapy Team in the borough of Lewisham. Lewisham Community Stroke and Neuro Therapy Teams support adults with acquired brain injury, long-term neurological and Functional Neurological Conditions with a focus on rehabilitation, condition management and end of life support. The post holder will be part of a Specialist Neuro MDT including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehab Assistant and Stroke Consultants.

    To be responsible for providing psychological assessment and rehabilitation for patients with neurological disorders as well as providing support for their families and carers, and offer advice and consultant to other members of the MDT. This includes cognitive rehabilitation, psychological therapy to help with emotional adjustment and engagement in rehabilitation, behavioural interventions, teaching and consultation. The role will include opportunities to support and develop links with the existing IAPT service in Lewisham, and lead on the implementation of basic psychology training for all MDT members within Community Therapies. The postholder will be expected to visit patients in their own homes and community settings as appropriate.

    To utilise research skills for audit, policy, service development, and research within the area of neuro rehab. The post will be linked in with London wide Neuro Psychology network and will received Clinical Supervision from the Psychology team in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust or SEL

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology
    • completion of models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
    • HCPC registration


    • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology



    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient, and assessment and intervention with patients with a wide variety of neurological deficits.
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
    • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a specialist clinical psychologist over a minimum of 18 months, or an alternative agreed by the Head of Psychology.


    • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
    • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts



    • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
    • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.


    • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.



    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
    • 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 evidence base, management and treatment models for early intervention psychosis
    • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the HPC and BPS.


    • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
    • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    University Hospital Lewisham,

    Honor Oak Group Practice, 20 Turnham Road


    SE13 6LH

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