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Psychologist / Psychotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annunm inclusive of HCA
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to be advertising for a Band 7 Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist to be part of the newly established and integrated Primary Care Network (PCN) Mental Health provision in Newham. As part of this network of professionals, you will work alongside colleagues from primary care, mental health services and the voluntary sector to provide personalised and holistic mental health care. You will play a key role as part of an exciting, wider three-year movement of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), primary care, local authority and voluntary sector partners working across Newham to transform, expand and radically improve community-based mental health services drawing on major new investment in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

Proactive in your approach to collaborative working you will be based with Newham Central PCN, and work across four GP practices, to offer psychological assessments and 1-3 session consultation to service users of the PCN at the point of first presentation. This role (which is jointly funded by Newham Central PCN and ELFT) will become embedded in this new team structure, and be a valuable resource to patients and practice staff, focused on improving the experience of mental health service provision.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with an established psychology provision within our Community Integrated Mental Health Service (CIMHS) which includes senior psychologists, psychotherapists and 10 Clinical Associate Psychologists, who have been developing an innovative psychology provision to bridge the gap between primary and secondary care specialist services. The post will also be well linked with the Specialist Psychotherapy Service (SPS) and receive specialist supervision and CPD opportunities, as appropriate. In addition, regular opportunity is provided to meet with other ARRS practitioners in other Newham based PCN and across the trust for peer support and learning in what is an interesting and innovative area of service improvement.

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

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS or appropriate Psychotherapy qualification.
  • Registration with the Health Professionals Council or other appropriate regulatory body.
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications. E.g. Brief Interventions, CBT, DIT, CAT, Psychodynamic Approaches, Narrative Therapy, DBT, MBT, Systemic Psychotherapy, Neuropsychological assessment skills. Health Psychology.
  • Additional relevant clinical and/or managerial knowledge and skills acquired through formal training, long or short courses, formal supervision (individual and/or group), structured self-study or experience (or a combination of these) to an appropriate level approved by the Lead of Psychological Services and demonstrated by certification, documented supervision logs, management appraisal documentation and/or assessment at interview
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who experience psychosis, personality disorder and complex depression and anxiety at a graduate or post-graduate level.
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of providing a clinical service to a multicultural population.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a recovery orientated and socially inclusive framework
  • Understanding of the supervisory process.
  • Able to deliver teaching and training events.
  • Able to contribute a psychological perspective in work with other professionals.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to provide & receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information in a highly emotive and sometimes hostile atmosphere, in a range of relationships and settings.
  • Able to use highly specialist skills of empathy to overcome barriers to understanding and acceptance.

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