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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Highly Specialist Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist (Band 8a / Band 7 development role)We welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists and would offer development opportunities.An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to provide psychological expertise within City and Hackney Crisis Pathway. We welcome applications from newly/early qualified psychologists, who could be appointed at band 7 under a development role to work towards requirements for band 8a, subject to satisfactory completion of development role process.Previous experience working in adult crisis services and/or a considered appreciation of the role of psychology within these settings are highly desirable. The post holder will support work within City and Hackney Home Treatment Team and have involvement with the wider crisis pathway services. The post holder would be linked with teams across the crisis pathway to share psychological-informed care, and they will work alongside our Lead Counselling Psychologist to offer supervision and evidence-based assessments and interventions.City and Hackney has a thriving Psychological Services Department across all areas of community and mental health, offering support and CPD opportunities across East London.

Main duties of the job

This role would be to support the lead psychologist to carry out work with service users and carers in crisis. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a psychology service within the Home Treatment Team.

This will involve providing specialist assessment, formulation and evidence-based intervention for service users under the care of the City and Hackney Crisis Pathway.

You will be involved in quality improvement, service development, evaluation and research.

You will develop and support the psychosocial work of other staff through teaching, training, supervision and consultation.You will need to be self-motivated, clinically up to date with proven experience of undertaking assessments and interventions in secondary care settings.

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


  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by BPS or Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Must be registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral psychology trainees


  • Additional relevant clinical and/or managerial knowledge and skills acquired through formal training, long or short courses, formal supervision (individual and/or group), structured self-study or experience (or a combination of these.)



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity.
  • Relevant experience of working as a specialist clinical/counselling psychologist e.g. experience working in a multidisciplinary teams for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • Experience of development and delivery of therapeutic groups
  • Experience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.


  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts

Knowledge and Skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, including the use of theoretical models to analyse information and to develop formulations upon which to base choice of treatment.
  • Highly-developed skills in the effective communication of highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to a wide variety of recipients in a range of settings within and outside the NHS, including the ability to produce comprehensive and coherent letters, reports and associated documentation.
  • Highly-developed communication skills at overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance.
  • Skills in working in multidisciplinary settings.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


The Junction, City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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