8A Clinical Psychologist - Substance Misuse

Employer
Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£54,223 to £60,316 a year per annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Substance misuse
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The 8a Psychologist will be part of Camden & Islington Substance Misuse Services, which provides a comprehensive service for residents of Camden, Islington and Kingston who are experiencing difficulties with substance misuse.

The post-holder will specifically focus on Camden Specialist Drug Services (CSDS), Integrated Camden Alcohol Service (ICAS).

Main duties of the job

The services operate from a range of community settings to support consistent access to care and treatment. The services also work closely with the wider NHS, statutory bodies, local authorities and the third sector, to ensure the appropriate support is in place for service users and their families.

The role of the psychologist will be to provide psychologically informed consultation, training and supervision for the team, and psychological assessment and formulation contributing to effective team-based recovery care plans. They will also provide specialist 1:1 and group psychological interventions with service users with multiple and complex areas of need.

The psychologist will support the team to develop, improve and evaluate effective services to enhance recovery outcomes and develop pathways into wider services such as mental health teams and social services, including translating findings from the research evidence base into innovative practice and designing audit and research to answer local treatment questions.

The post holder will be expected to work across multiple sites in the division. Time spent at each site will vary according to service need.

About us

Working at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, the post-holder will be part of an organisation with a strong national reputation for research. We work closely with UCL and the divisions of psychiatry and psychology and work in partnership with UCL's Biomedical Research Centre. With the establishment of a new UCL Institute of Mental Health, the post-holder will have the opportunity to contribute to academic research and work alongside world leaders in their field.

The Trust strongly encourages participation in research as part of its commitment to providing healthcare services that are evidence based.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role of the psychologist will be to provide psychologically informed consultation, training and supervision for the team, and psychological assessment and formulation contributing to effective team-based recovery care plans. They will also provide specialist 1:1 and group psychological interventions with service users with multiple and complex areas of need.

The psychologist will support the team to develop, improve and evaluate effective services to enhance recovery outcomes and develop pathways into wider services such as mental health teams and social services, including translating findings from the research evidence base into innovative practice and designing audit and research to answer local treatment questions.

The post holder will be expected to work across multiple sites in the division. Time spent at each site will vary according to service need.

Person Specification Education / Qualification Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology or its equivalent as accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Completion of further post-doctoral post-qualification specialist training including training in supervision of trainee clinical psychologists, or completion of this within probation period.
Skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological, assessment, intervention and management of complex substance misuse
Experience Essential
  • Experience of post-doctoral post-qualification supervised clinical practice with the client group of the post or a related client group
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision


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