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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist/ CBT Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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You will join a friendly, supportive, highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary team, who value psychological input. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be involved in a team which delivers evidence-based interventions and works with people aged 18-65 for up to three years.

As a team psychologist/ CBT therapist you will be able to work flexibly and innovatively alongside other team members in providing comprehensive psychological assessments and interventions to adults with mental health problems and their families in the community. The role also involves providing supervision, formulation, consultation and supporting MDT colleagues to develop their competencies in the application of psychological ways of working with service users and their carers.

You will be expected to take a role in service evaluation and audit and to contribute to service development, including supporting co-production projects and initiatives. We are keen to support creativity and holistic approaches to mental health care within the team and value innovative ways of working.

Enthusiastic and adaptable, you need to enjoy working both independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse team. You will need to have knowledge and skills in providing CBT for psychosis interventions to service users and their families and also have an interest in providing teaching and supervision to your MDT colleagues.

Main duties of the job

  • A psychological therapies service across all sectors of care in line with qualifications in the person specification, providing:
  • Direct provision of therapies covered by NICE guidelines and the National Standards for Early Intervention (including CBT, CBTp and other models and model-informed treatments in line with qualifications and training) to individuals, families or groups.
  • Highly specialist assessment.
  • Advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychological therapist colleagues and to professional and non-professional staff in mental health services individually and through:
  • Joint delivery with other members of the team to assist engagement.
  • Joint therapeutic work (i.e. between a psychological therapist and another team member).
  • Input to team and multi disciplinary meetings.
  • Structured internal supervision or consultation groups, and reflective practice.
  • Professional skills to:
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the framework of the service's policies and procedures.
  • Provide supervision and teaching to mental health service staff.
  • Use their core professional training for some or all of the following purposes: research, undertake audit and contribution to policy and service development.
  • The post holder works with a client group with serious and enduring mental illness on enhanced CPA, as part of the multidisciplinary Early Intervention Team.

About us

'BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) andcommunity Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We areone of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental healthand community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide afull range of child and adult community health services, which over the last fewyears has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better andmore holistic care.BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is thelead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved NewModels of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, andprovides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We arerated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We also provide one of the largest eatingdisorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.'

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on theJD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS. Or Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or an equivalent course which provides eligibility for accreditation) Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a psychologist. Or Membership and accreditation with British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
  • Eligibility for Chartered Status with the BPS.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Post accreditation training in additional specialised areas of psychological practice e.g. CBT, CBTp or other.
  • Additional specialist training relating to the clinical role as clinical supervisor.
  • Qualification in additional recognised psychological therapy or therapy modality.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • 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.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with psychosis, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
OTHER Essential
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex 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 in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Personal experience of mental health problems.

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