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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist in Personality Disorder

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part Time 22.5 Hours Per Week
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Goodmayes Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 pa (plus HCAS) pro rata
29/11/2018 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.

The IMPART service is a psychological therapies service providing evidence based interventions, consultation, and liaison for individuals with a personality disorder and the services which support them. IMPART was originally one of the national pilot sites for personality disorder services and more recently in 2012 was identified as one of the National IAPT-SMI demonstration sites. We provide third wave CBT therapies including DBT, CFT, ACT and MBCT. Led by an international trainer in DBT and experts in other third wave therapies, all new staff receive training in a range of third wave CBT models, and the team participates in weekly training to update and increase the team skill base. Supervision to adherence across all models is provided.

 This post is for a clinical/counselling psychologist within in the team who will provide psychological treatment, consultation to external services, and support in psychological theory and formulation to other members of the team. The individual appointed will be expected to have some experience in   providing psychological therapy for individuals with a personality disorder, have worked with complex and high risk clients as part of their training or post-training experience, and have a genuine interest in developing expertise in third wave CBT therapies, primarily in DBT.

The main responsibilities of the post:

1)    To provide psychological therapy for complex and high risk cases

2)    To provide consultation to external services on working with clients with a personality disorder

3)    To support the use of psychological theory to guide formulations and treatment across IMPART

4)    To engage with the research and audit agenda within the team

5)    To support the development of clinical psychology trainees in the team

6)    To assist with the ongoing development of the service


Probationary Period

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).

Assessment/Interview info

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 an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

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 focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

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

Dr. Janet Feigenbaum

Job Title: Strategic and Clinical Lead for Personality Disorder Services

Telephone number: 0300 5551213 / 07957 919961

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