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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year per annum/pro rata inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post-holder will work as a member of the Acute Care Service, in Enfield, part of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. This post oversees and continuously improves the quality and culture as well as the therapeutic offer available in the acute care services in the inpatient wards. The post carries a specific remit to work with the ward teams to develop a systematic, consistent and effective response to the common issues that arise within acute care settings that can have a powerful impact on the overall effectiveness and quality of experience for people using the service and the staff working in it.


Internal: Crisis/Home Treatment team members / in-patient ward staff and statutory and voluntary agencies responsible for a client's care, community teams.

External: external agencies, carers, family members involved with the wellbeing and the care of service users

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the systematic provision of a high quality specialist psychology service within acute care pathway. This will involve undertaking psychological assessments; evidence based short term psychological interventions, and contribute to the ward based therapeutic group work program and to provide individual and group supervision within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The post-holder will be responsible for providing psychological formulation and consultation to contribute to the care plans and management of service users currently being treated on the ward or in CRHTT.
  • The post-holder will provide specialist psychological assessment, treatment and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to non professional carers working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.
  • The post-holder will supervise psychological assessment and therapy provided by attached doctoral trainees and supervise psychologically driven treatment interventions by other members of the MDT.
  • The post-holder will provide training, supervision and support to other clinical members of the team, who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

Please note interviews will take place on 30 September 2022.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical 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.
  • Eligibility for Chartered Status with BPS Registered with HCPC as a psychologist.
  • Experience of specialist psychological therapy 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.
  • Multi-disciplinary team working and involvement in developing Risk management plans and supporting care of service users.
  • Experience of working as a fully integrated MD team member
  • Completion of two years post-doctoral post-qualification supervised clinical experience with the related client group.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • An ability to use and demonstrate psychological model based formulations as part of clinical and care management planning
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
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.

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