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HI CBT therapist, Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year pa inclusive of HCAS (pro rata part time)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
High Intensity CBT Therapist / Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist - Permanent & Fixed Term (full and part time posts considered)

Are you passionate about providing flexible, person centred, evidenced based psychological therapy to people struggling with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety and depression? Do you want to continue to broaden and develop your skillset through regular high-quality individual and group supervision, a team approach to clinical decision making and ongoing CPD opportunities?

We are looking for Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists with experience of working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties to join our lively, dedicated and supportive iCope NHS Talking Therapies team (NHSTT formerly known as IAPT).

We have posts in both Camden and Islington. Some of the roles in Camden may involve working into the Long-Term Conditions Pathway. Some of the roles in Islington will be split across the core NHSTT team and the integrated long term conditions team. Roles offered with an LTC element will include training in CBT for Long Term Conditions.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a well-established, successful service providing assessment and psychological interventions, often in primary care settings, as part of the range of high intensity interventions we offer (which include CBT, EMDR, IPT, DIT, BCT and Counselling). You will also offer (or work towards offering) supervision to junior colleagues, and advice, consultation and training to other clinical colleagues as well as having the opportunity to contribute towards shaping and developing our service in partnership with our service users.

We are committed to investing in helping those who work with us to develop both personally and professionally, developing specialist areas of clinical expertise and increased awareness of the challenges faced by the diverse communities that we serve andare part of. We consider thisthrough supervision, training and research opportunities, service development projects and reflective spaces.

We are also mindful that working in a fast-paced service with people experiencing psychological distress can be challenging as well as immensely rewarding and we take a compassionate leadership approach to ensure that these challenges are acknowledged and that staff are supported through wellbeing focused line management, supervision, peer support, team working and a range of wellbeing initiatives.

Our iCope teams are dedicated to making meaningful, system level change linked to equality, diversity & inclusion so we invite & welcome passion for this.

About us

Our aims in iCope are:
  • For our staff to have job roles that feel sustainable & receive high level in-house training, continuing professional development & regular supervision.
  • For our service users to receive high quality psychological interventions that are goal-focused, evidence-based & designed for people with common mental health problems who are likely to benefit from them.
  • For our workforce to reflect the rich diversity in our local communities.
  • For our service to work in partnership with our local communities to develop & promote mental health strategies locally.

The post holder will demonstrate a commitment to demonstrating the North London Partnership values and cultural pillars, which are:

We are kind

We are respectful

We work together

We keep things simple

We empower

We are proudly diverse

By coming to work at the North London Partnership you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a well-established NHS Talking Therapies service with strong training and research links with University College London.We pride ourselves on offering a high level of in-house training and regular supervision from experienced clinicians. We are committed to investing in helping those who work with us to develop both personally and professionally, developing specialist areas of clinical expertise and increased awareness of the challenges faced by the diverse communities that we serve and are a part of through supervision, training and research opportunities, service development projects and reflective spaces.

What we offer:
  • Regular CPD workshops and skills sessions covering a range of topics
  • Further training opportunities (as available) in Trauma-focused CBT, EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy, Transdiagnostic CBT, working with long-term health conditions, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Counselling for Depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Couples Therapy for Depression.
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategies that take place at all service levels such as reflective practice spaces to support anti-racism and anti-discrimination, regular all staff training in areas of diversity and outreach work to specific community groups.

We encourage flexible working and staff are encouraged to negotiate a working pattern that allows for a good work life balance.

Posts are subject to criminal records disclosure andinvolve a mix of on site and remote working, travel across the borough andone evening clinic (to 8pm)per week. Starting salary will normally be at the minimum point of the salary scale.

Please see attached Job Description for full details of role and responsibilities.

Interviews will be held on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July.

We will consider applications from trainee CBT therapists, Counselling Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists who are close to qualifying.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology or HI training qualification
  • Eligible for BABCP accreditation or accredited


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment in IAPT recognised model
  • Experience in working with full range of clinical presentations seen in primary care


Desirable

  • Experience of supervision


Skills

Essential

  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Ability to communicate effectively


Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Camden iCope NHS Talking Therapies service

London

NW1 0PE

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455-CANDI-986

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