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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£55,903 to £61,996 a year Per annum Inclusive of Inner London HCAS
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 8A
Part Time
The postholder will be responsible for the delivery of the Barnet London Vanguard pilot, ensuring that the clinical and strategic priorities are taken forward in an agreed and coherent way. The postholder will provide high level clinical leadership, working closely within our charitable partner Art Against Knives (AAK) to pilot the early intervention and prevention component of the London Vanguard model.

The postholder will work alongside a Specialist Youth Practitioner within AAK to develop and deliver creative and adapted psychologically informed interventions for 0-25 year olds at risk of involvement in serious youth violence, in line with Art Against Knives' approach. The postholder will develop opportunities to offer consultation to non-psychologist colleagues, professionals and carers within the young people's network, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the pilot's policies and procedures.

The postholder will be responsible for the development of opportunities to work alongside young people with lived experience to coproduce creative activities and social action projects. Embracing new ways of working will be key, as the model constantly evolves to respond to the needs and aspirations of young people it serves. The postholder will be required to utilise research skills for audit, policy, service development and research in order to evaluate the service and provide evidence for further service development.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical and professional leadership in the setting up and delivery of the Barnet London Vanguard.
  • To work alongside professionals in Art Against Knives to deliver adapted and flexible evidence based psychological interventions in line with their approach.
  • To develop opportunities to work alongside young people with lived experience to coproduce creative activities and social action projects.
  • To further embed psychologically-informed environments within Art Against Knives' creative spaces and programmes.
  • To develop new ways of working that evolve and respond to the needs and aspirations of young people it serves
  • To support and creatively implement a contextual safeguarding and contextual prevention approach to Barnet London Vanguard service users.

About us

BEH is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health 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. This post will sit in the community arm of the Specialist Services Division of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

Art Against Knives is an innovative and award winning charity that seeks to intervene early to prevent young people from becoming victims or perpetrators of violent crime. The charity embed creative spaces in London's most isolated communities, co-designed with young people, that build on their strengths and create opportunity. These award winning spaces include a music studio and multiple nail bars, all open 48 weeks of the year. In these spaces our team of creative, highly skilled professionals provide skills training, mentoring and specialist support.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Education, qualifications and training Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
  • HCPC Registered.
  • Experience of working with people with psychological difficulties and / or extremely challenging circumstances.
  • Direct experience of working managing partnership relationships.
  • Direct experience of co-production.
  • Experience of supervision.
  • Experience of taking on a leadership role within a team.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of trauma informed working and psychological models.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • High level communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate and work in settings which may be highly emotionally charged.
  • An understanding of the needs of extremely disadvantaged young people who may offend or be involved in highly antisocial behaviour.
  • Advanced IT skills
Other Essential
  • Commitment and interest in a new way of working which challenges convention and pushes a number of boundaries.
  • Ability to work with highly distressing material and experiences.

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