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Clinical, Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£43,712 to £49,325 a year pa inc
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical, Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist, Band 7 Permanent Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within an outstanding, high performing and well established IAPT service.The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work within our dedicated 16-17 service at Greenwich Time to Talk.

The 16-17 service was developed in collaboration with Greenwich CAMHS and we are proud of our close partnership.The successful candidate will benefit from opportunities to consult with, and join, multi-disciplinary case discussions with CAMHS professionals, to maintain and support continued understanding of adolescent mental health.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified Clinical/Counselling/CBT psychology service to primary care clients within the 16 and 17 year old IAPT service. Assessment and therapy will be informed by NICE guidance for Anxiety, Depression and other mental health problems, with attention to the evidence base for young people. Therapy model will be Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) plus other approaches as appropriate.To offer consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers, working within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.To develop the capacity of the IAPT team to work with common mental health difficulties in the context of emerging adulthood.

Responsible for the provision of highly specialised clinical supervision for Psychological well-being practitioners (PWPs), Psychology Trainees and Assistant Psychological therapists, as required. Responsible for providing advice and consultation to GPs, service users, carers,employment support agencies and other statutory and non-statutory organisations.

Expected to contribute to the development of the service including the routine collection of outcome data using IAPTus electronic clinical record system.

The post holder will work collaboratively with Oxleas CAMHS,in particular the CAMHS Early intervention Team.

It will be a requirement of this role to participate in job planning which forms a key part of the working practices of qualified psychological therapists.

About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We're Kind We're Fair We Listen We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the 16 and 17 year old IAPT service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for evidence based psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems. To employ methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of evidence based psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypothese.
  • To use routine outcome measures including session by session monitoring in line with Greenwich IAPT practice.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically-based standard care plans.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically-based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress.
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior psychologist, and where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues.
  • To receive regular line management and case-management supervision, where performance is reviewed in line with the agreed job plan and performance targets for the service.
  • To continue to gain wider post-qualification experience of psychology over and above that provided within the principal service area where the post-holder is employed.
  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other staffs psychological work, as appropriate.
  • To provide professional and clinical supervision of assistant/graduate psychologists, psychological well-being practitioners (PWP) and, as appropriate, to contribute to the supervision of individual cases for trainee psychologists.
  • To contribute to the pre- and post-qualification teaching of relevant healthcare staff, as appropriate.
  • To contribute to external and internal training programmes within Greenwich IAPT and CAHMS
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the teams operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.
  • To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.
  • To manage the workloads of assistant and graduate psychologists and PWPs, within the framework of the team/services policies and procedures.
  • To be involved, as appropriate, in the shortlisting and interviewing of assistant/graduate psychologists and PWPs.
  • To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members.
  • To undertake audit as appropriate.
  • To undertake research as appropriate within the service, Directorate or multi-centred research across Trusts and to supervise research and audit projects.
  • To utilise theory, literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other members of the service, Directorate and the Trust.
  • To initiate, implement and contribute to the evaluation, monitoring and development of the service, including complex audit and service evaluation, with colleagues within and across the service, to help develop and improve services to clients and their families.
  • To contribute to the evaluation, monitoring and development of the 16 and 17 year old IAPT service
  • To contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the Directorates and Trusts operational policies and services.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post holders performance and development review (PDR) and service manager(s).
  • To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in psychology across the service, by continuing to develop the skills of a reflexive and reflective scientist practitioner, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology and related disciplines.
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the British Psychological Society, HCPC and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or BABCP High Intensity CBT accreditation
CBT Essential
  • Demonstration of experience using CBT
Qualifications Essential
  • Has, or is eligible for, HCPC registration
  • Experience working with young people
  • Experience in CAMHS
  • Experience in IAPT

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