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Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of Inner London HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated 1.0 WTE Band 7 clinical/counselling psychologist to join our Camden Parents' Wellbeing Service, providing psychological interventions to parents in Camden.

CPWS is a small, uni-disciplinary team of psychologiststhat works in partnership with children and family services across various NHS organisations and the local authority. We provide therapy to individuals and co-parenting couples using a variety of psychological approaches (e.g. Systemic therapy, Narrative therapy, 3rd wave CBT) while working closely with the wider network around the family. We also provide consultation and training to professionals within and beyond our partner services.

We will consider applications from newly qualified (or soon-to-qualify) psychologists with appropriate trainee experience and/or interest in parental mental health. In the event of a successful candidate being pre-HCPC registered the post will be re-banded to Band 6 and made fixed term for one year or until such a time as the post-holder achieves registered status in order for the post to become Band 7 substantive. The below duties therefore would be subject to appropriate clinical supervision from a HCPC registered psychologist in the team.

Main duties of the job

This post is based within the North and South Camden CAMHS (Open Minded) Teams. The successful post-holder will be passionate about parental mental health and systemic practice,. They will also be comfortable providing consultations to team members within their host team about parental mental health.

The postholder will work across two locations: North CAMHS, The Tavistock Centre (NW3) and South CAMHS, Ampthill Square (NW1).

About us

CPWS was established in 2006 in acknowledgement of the adverse impact of poor parental mental health upon children's wellbeing. We are a small virtual team of psychologists offering psychological therapy interventions to individual parents and co-parenting couples, embedded in a range of different mental health and local authority settings in Camden. The team also works to raise awareness of the profile of parental mental health through consultations, training and supervision. We are a friendly, supportive team and highly valued by the services in which we are located.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust have been working in partnership with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust since April 2022. Jointly known as The North London Mental Health Partnership, we are progressing to become one new NHS organisation by Autumn 2024.

Further information can be found at:Home | North London Mental Health Partnership

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

For detailed job description and main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education/Training

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology
  • HCPC registered


Desirable

  • Further Postgraduate training


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of adult service users in a secondary mental health setting, ideally within the community.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service users, across the whole life course and presenting problems that are of mild to moderate intensity.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching, training and offering effective consultation and supervision services
  • Experience of the application of clinical or counselling psychology in different cultural contexts.


Skills

Essential

  • Skills in the use of a range of methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management for a range of problems of severity and complexity presented in adult mental health, particularly with regards to its effect on children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with service users, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.


Knowledge

Essential

  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological therapies, with demonstrated competence in the delivery of effective, evidence-based psychological interventions (in particular Systemic, Narrative and CBT for anxiety and depression).
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the service user group and mental health.


Ability

Essential

  • Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of 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.


Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Tavistock Centre

120 Belsize Lane

London

NW3 5BA

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