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Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£54,223 to £60,316 a year pro rata inclusive HCAS
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Post - Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (Band 8a) Acute Psychology Service. 22.5 hours/week

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist/ CBT therapist to offer specialist psychology/CBT input into Camden Community Crisis Services. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated clinical or counselling psychologist that has the skills, experience and enthusiasm to work with individuals and teams in the crisis care pathway.

Those currently in their final year of training or working at Band 7, with appropriate experience and who are ready for career progression, are welcome to apply, as part of a preceptorship programme.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be offering support to MDTs across the crisis care pathway, negotiating referrals for direct clinical work including assessment, brief formulation-driven intervention and group work. They will also be involved in consultation, reflective practice and training to teams and have opportunities for service development, focused on developing Trauma Informed approaches in crisis services.

We are looking for psychologists or CBT practitioners with excellent clinical skills and with demonstrated expertise and knowledge of working with people experiencing psychosis and other mental health difficulties presenting in acute distress.

This post is subject to criminal records disclosure. Please note that the post may require travel across the Borough.

About us

Working for your organisation

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:
  • Early and Effective Intervention,
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust 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.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I Cultural pillars are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful post-holder will be taking a lead in psychology input into two crisis services, offering clinical interventions, consultation to staff, reflective and group work as and when needed.

Please see attached Job description for more details about the role.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Doctoral level (equivalent) training in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Current registration with the Health Professions Council as a clinical psychologist, or counselling psychologist
  • Completion of further post-doctoral post-qualification specialist training in areas of practice relevant to the post
Experience Essential
  • 1.Significant experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • 2.Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • 3.Experience providing consultation and staff reflective practice
  • 1.Significant post-qualification experience working with severe mental health problems and presenting in acute distress
Skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of a range of methods of psychological assessment (including psychometric tests), intervention and management for the full range of problems of severity and complexity presented in adult mental health, including challenging behaviours.
  • 2.Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
Abilities Essential
  • 1.Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice (2)
  • 2.Interest and ability to contribute to service development
Knowledge Essential
  • 1.Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group
  • 2.Understanding of the difficulties faced by adults with chronic mental health issues and periods of crisis

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