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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
30 hours per week
Job ref
395-AR26-19
Site
Brookside
Town
Ilford
Salary
£33,222 - £43,041 pa plus HCAS
Closing
22/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Brookside is a Tier 4 specialist CAMHS adolescent service with a 15 bedded acute in-patient service and a Home Treatment Team, most recently rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC and recipient of RCPsych Award.

 The post holder will join an established psychology team to deliver high quality individual, group and family treatment. The young people admitted to the service will predominantly be those exhibiting complex mental health difficulties, high risk behaviours (e.g. self-harming/suicidal behaviour) and /or acute episodes of anxiety, depression, psychosis or other indicators of a complex mental health need.  There is a high level of multi-disciplinary working, and overall there is an intensive therapeutic approach.

The post-holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team which comprises of psychiatrists, occupational therapists, nurses, health care assistants and education. Brookside also has a community outreach team on site which works intensively with young people to prevent admission and to support discharge from Brookside Tier 4 services. 

 This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

 

 

 

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information about the post or to arrange an informal visit to the unit, please contact;

Dr Zoe Given-Wilson,

Care Pathway Lead for Psychology Tier 4 CAMHS

0300 555 1156

Zoe.Given-Wilson@nelft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 2