Clinical/Counselling/Psychotherapist or CBT Therapist

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum plus HCAs
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Lewisham Step 4 therapies: for complex presentations, is looking for a community-minded, energetic, flexible and compassionate Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist/Psychotherapist to join our innovative and expanding service.

We are a team that was created as part of the transformation of mental health service in line with NHS England's five year plan; bringing secondary care therapies into primary care, to work closely with community teams, IAPT and the wider primary care health providers.

The role involves providing assessments and psychological therapy for people with complex presentations, working closely with our IAPT colleagues in managing referrals, and in partnership with our colleagues in the Primary Care Community Mental Health Teams (PCMHTs). To ensure that cases are seen in a timely manner and assessments are kept to a minimum. In line with the goals of the transformation, stepped care is also a key part of our therapy offer and design of services.

We are keen to develop Schema Therapy in our service, and offer schema informed CBT supervision and further training in this model for the successful candidate.The role will also involve working in one of our neighbourhood PCHMTs to deliver psychologically informed care-plans, teaching/training, and to foster psychological formulations/reflectivity.

Main duties of the job

The role involves providing assessments and psychological therapy for people with complex presentations, working closely with our IAPT colleagues in managing referrals, and in partnership with our colleagues in the Primary Care Community Mental Health Teams (PCMHTs). To ensure that cases are seen in a timely manner and assessments are kept to a minimum. In line with the goals of the transformation, stepped care is also a key part of our therapy offer and design of services. In addition to direct clinical work, the role will involve supervision of colleagues and trainees.

About us

We are a team that was created as part of the transformation of mental health service in line with NHS England's five year plan; bringing secondary care therapies into primary care, to work closely with community teams, IAPT and the wider primary care health providers. The therapy team is multi-disciplinary; Clinical/Counselling psychologists, Psychotherapists, HI CBT Therapists, Trainees and apprenticeships. We foster a culture of respect, creativity and commitment to working with those that present with complex mental health difficulties

Job description Job responsibilities

The job description and main responsibilities are provided above in the attached documents

The job description and main responsibilities are provided above in the attached documents

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (HCPC registration), High Intensity therapist (BABCP Full Accreditation) OR equivalent psychotherapy training and accreditation (UKCP or equivalent accreditation).
Desirable
  • Training in an additional therapy modality relevant to the service e.g. Schema/PDP knowledge and experience, CBT, 3rd wave models, etc
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist experience in assessing and treating patients with complex presentations and other comorbidities
  • Experience of complex risk assessment and managing risk and safeguarding issues, supporting other clinicians with formulation-based risk assessment and decision-making.
Desirable
  • Training and/or experience in structured investigation of SUI's
  • Experience and confidence in data management and communicating relevant information within the wider service and other relevant parties.
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Ability to manage agreed service expectations and manage own caseload and time, and oversee this for people they manage
  • Ability to establish good therapeutic relationships with patients, including those who may be distressed or unhappy with the service they have received
  • Well developed IT skills including IAPTus and EPJS, word processing, and data entry/analysis with the ability to create reports and communicate complex information in a clear and useful manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain good professional relationships with supervisees and staff members with a commitment to team working and upholding the culture and values of the Service.
Desirable
  • Skills in designing and delivering training to diverse teams and communicating complex ideas in an engaging and clear manner
  • Ability to manage capacity and scheduling of resources to meet demands.


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