Specialist Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£52,093 to £58,186 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is a new 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 three 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.

Are you interested in developing your career? Come along to our range of Open Days atBarnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health Trust onto find out about the exciting roles availableand talk to #TeamBEH.
  • 10-October at St. Ann's Hospital, Tottenham N15 3TH

Or come to our Patient Information Day, find out about our vacancies and learn about our new transformation of services for the local community.


Main duties of the job

We are very pleased to be able to offer the opportunity of a Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist post.

This is a part time 0.4 role of 15 hours per week, post based in the Barnet Intensive Enablement Team (Community Rehab). You will be working alongside our 0.6 Band 8a Counselling Psychologist.

Community multidisciplinary mental health teams are organised by geographic localities in Barnet. Each team has a psychology resource attached to it and each psychologist works across a designated locality community team as well as working into a specialist psychology hub provision.

The Barnet Psychology Hub provides psychological assessment and intervention to patients across the borough, and offers Psychologists access to specialist supervision in particular psychological therapeutic models and for treatment of a range of mental health presentations. Psychologists in the service work with patients presenting with a range severities, complexities, and the full spectrum of mental health problems.

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

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for a detailed overview of the job,

Person Specification Education & 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. Registration with HCPC required - UK approved courses only.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Eligibility for Chartered Psychologist status.
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Experience, including in the NHS, 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.
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a substantial number of hours clinical supervision in working as a specialist clinical psychologist.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Experience of running a range of groups/workshops /courses for service users with psychosis and their carers.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Experience of running a range of groups/workshops /courses for service users with psychosis and their carers.
  • Competency in neuropsychological assessments.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. PTSD, psychosis, personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.

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