Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£53,703 to £59,796 a year per annum (inc HCAS)
Closing date
6 Nov 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a new permanent role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.

Our transformation plans are supported by £25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next few years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wraparound, holistic care to our service users and wider community. Our aim is to support the whole person as they live with, or recover from, mental illness and to offer them support with other challenges they may face, such as debt, relationship problems, housing, education or training. We will also focus resources on reaching those who currently face obstacles in getting the help they need.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Psychological Therapies Stream in Enfield Therapy service at a time of innovation and service development. The Enfield Therapy service is currently a secondary care standalone therapy service offering specialist psychological services. This role will be involved, as part of the wider team, in helping to adapt the existing service within the new transformation process. This process is in response to the NHS 10year plan to develop mental health services round the Primary Care Networks and provides new opportunities which include developing partnership working with the voluntary sector, working more closely with GP practices and developing more innovative, community based and holistic ways of working.

The successful candidate will be offering specialist psychological assessments and therapy of patients with complex presentations and take a central role within the Psychological Therapies Stream both supporting and developing the efficient running of the therapy programme of groups and various individual therapy approaches. They will oversee the supervision of qualified psychologists, trainees and other staff in the team. This role will also involve liaison with the voluntary sector, PCNs and other parts of the new transformation structure to offer specialist psychological consultation and input.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together


By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

Person Spec:
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including at least two distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registration with HPC required UK approved courses only.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community/teams, primary care and in patient and day 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.

For a detailed overview of the job please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Training & Qualifications Essential
  • oDoctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including at least two distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • oRegistration with HPC required - UK approved courses only.
Desirable
  • oTraining and qualifications in other fields of applied psychology or related fields.
  • oEligibility for Chartered Psychologist status.
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community/teams, primary care and in patient and day settings.
  • oExperience 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.
  • oMulti-disciplinary team working and involvement in developing risk management plans and supporting care of service users.
  • oExperience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • oAt least 18 months working in a qualified post
Desirable
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary team setting to promote quality and better outcomes for service users.
  • oExperience of running a range of groups/workshops /courses for service users
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • oSkills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • oDoctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
Desirable
  • oHigh level of knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies, one being CBT.
  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • oCompetency in neuropsychological assessments.
  • oFormal training in supervision of clinical psychologists.
Other Essential
  • oAbility to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • oIT skills including e-mail, word processing and basic data base.
Desirable
  • oPersonal experience of mental health problems and/or personal therapy.


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