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Psychology Workforce Lead

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£63,541 to £72,639 a year Per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 8B
Hours
Full Time
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ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior 8b Clinical Psychologist to contribute to the Psychology Professions Workforce Development Plan focusing on East London ELFT and developing strategies supporting the diversification of the psychology workforce. The post holder will be committed to maintaining a strong focus on collaboration and co-production of workstreams, ensuring all projects understand service user, carer, and staff needs and views.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will play a role in coordinating a CPD programme across the Trust for psychology staff to develop a sustainable and skilled workforce with links to participating HEI providers, and to develop plans that contribute to psychology staff recruitment, retention and engagement across the Trust. This will include placement development in the Trust for Trainee Clinical Psychologists and to support host services to provide high quality training placements.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

The postholder will support the ongoing development of the psychology workforce across the career span including placements expansion, apprenticeships, advanced clinical practice, and opportunities for pre-qualification roles such as paid clinical experience for aspiring psychological practitioners as well as supporting the development of new roles within psychology such as the Clinical Associate in Psychology. We welcome enquiries into this role and please see contact below for how to get in touch in the first instance.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Post Graduate Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology or equivalent accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Desirable
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist for a minimum of 4 years including substantial post-qualification experience within speciality.
  • Experience of working with teams and team leads to provide specialist psychological consultation, advice and support.
Desirable
  • The Trust encourages and welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health challenges. We see this as valuable and recognise the positive impact this experience can have on the work we do.
  • Experience of proposing and implementing service development projects within relevant service area.
  • Relevant management / leadership training certificate.
  • Post-qualification experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities.
  • Experience of providing teaching and training to psychologists and/or other professional groups.
Knowledge & skills Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of NHS psychology careers and the barriers experienced by some socio-demographic groups
  • A knowledge and understanding of organisational development and change
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of Higher Education training programmes in psychology
  • Able to draw upon a broad theoretical knowledge base, evidence-base and research in the analysis of highly complex facts or situations to arrive at appropriate formulations and strategy
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques
  • Basic keyboard skills.
  • Able to record and report on as required clinical information. Competent in use of basic IT packages - word processing, e-mail and internet.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis. Up to date knowledge of psychological research and national guidance Knowledge of legislation and its implications for clinical practice with this client group.
  • Aware of the potential impact of discrimination & disadvantage on mental health.
Desirable
  • Competent use of other IT packages e.g. PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Able to provide a cultural competent service.
  • Able to innovate on the basis of theoretical knowledge.
Personal Essential
  • Able to sit in constrained positions for a substantial proportion of working time. Able to undertake assessments in a range of environments most accessible/suitable for the service user
  • Able to concentrate intensely for a substantial proportion of working time, during client contact, teaching/supervision sessions, team meetings, preparing written work etc.
  • Able to manage effectively exposure to distressing circumstances and exposure to traumatic circumstances.
  • Able to manage effectively verbal aggression from service users, families, etc and the risk of physical aggression. Able to tolerate dirty and noisome situations
  • Respectful approach to service users, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals. Willing to negotiate and can handle confrontation effectively and professionally


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