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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Barnet
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum including Outer London Allowance
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity of joining our innovative Barnet CEN pathway and as a Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist. Our service offers direct treatment using the Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) model and supervision is provided by the Anna Freud Centre.

In addition, and as part of the nationwide transformation of community mental health services, our team has joined Barnet Adult Psychology as a specific treatment pathway. The Barnet Adult Psychology service provides psychological assessment and intervention to patients across the borough and offers psychologists access to specialist supervision in particular psychological therapeutic models and for treatment of a range of mental health presentations. Psychologists in the service work with patients with moderate to severe and highly complex presentations, and the full spectrum of mental health problems - including anxiety and depression, personality disorders, PTSD, and psychosis. Barnet Adult Psychology provides a range of therapeutic models including CBT, third wave, CAT informed, psychodynamic, and trauma-focused, in both individual and group formats.

Your role will involve working across both teams, with the majority of your clinical work based with the CEN pathway delivering Mentalization Based Treatment.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist psychological assessments andformulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems,

To provide group therapy and individual psychotherapeutic interventions, under supervision across the CEN pathway and Barnet Adult Psychology

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients' formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars:
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse

In order to meet the needs of the new Partnership services you may be required from time to time to work at different locations to your normal place of work. This may mean that you are required to work at any location that fall under Barnet, Enfield and Harringay Trust and Camden and Islington Trust. The Trust reserves the right to require staff to work at such other places or locations as it considers reasonable and necessary on a temporary or permanent basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

To provide group therapy and individual psychotherapeutic interventions, under supervision, according to the Mentalization-Based Treatment model

To demonstrate, through case supervision and clinical meetings, the explicit implementation of a Mentalization Based Treatment model to all clinical work and reflective practice groups.

To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.

To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care.

Person Specification

Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Training in a specialist model of therapy for personality disorder, or PTSD.
  • 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.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. psychosis, trauma, personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).


Education and Qualification

Essential

  • Doctoral level training or equivalent in Clinical Psychology
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council as a Clinical/Counselling psychologist.


Desirable

  • Training in a specialist model of therapy personality disorder or PTSD, such as EMDR or MBT


Skills and Ability

Essential

  • 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.
  • Ability to contain, explore and formulate an understanding of high levels of distress both directly with patients and indirectly via supervision of other staff.


Desirable

  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings


Other

Essential

  • Willing to undertake a clinical supervision training (short course) sufficient to be able to supervise doctoral trainees.


Desirable

  • Personal experience of mental health problems.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Barnet Hospital Springwell Centre

Wellhouse Lane

Barnet

EN5 3DJ

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306-BEH-2037

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