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Care Pathway Lead Psychological Therapies for Refugees

Band 8b

Main area
Band 8b
15 hours per week
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Thorpe Coombe hospital
Waltham Forest
£52,306 - £60,983 plus HCA
17/09/2019 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.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to lead a specialist care pathway offering psychological services to refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants in Waltham Forest.

This is a part time post and is currently organised as a jobshare with another senior psychologist who leads the pathway in Redbridge.

This care pathway is well established and covers the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge. The care pathway provides assessment and psychological therapy to service users, works closely with refugee community organisations and other local stakeholders and offers consultation, advice and support for professional colleagues from a wide range of disciplines in their work with this population. It also offers training and raises awareness on issues related to psychosocial wellbeing amongst exiles, and associated issues.

Candidates must be eligible for registration as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. the successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of experience and expertise in the delivery of evidence based psychological interventions for trauma. They will also have experience and skill in the supervision of more junior psychologists in these approaches. 

Candidates should have experience of working psychologically with refugees, experience working cross culturally, working with complex trauma and offering therapy via interpreters. Previous experience and interest in community psychology interventions is also desirable. Competence in an additional language relevant to this population would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will join a supportive Adult mental health leadership team for psychological therapies and work alongside well established psychological therapies services in Waltham Forest

The Trust is committed to continuing professional development and there are regular opportunities to develop new skills and undertake training. the Trust has excellent links with local training courses for clinical and counselling psychology and with UCL academic psychology. The Trust has an active and supportive Research and Development department and actively supports research.

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 £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

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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

Sara Tresilian, Professional Lead for Adult Mental health Psychological Therapies.

0300 555 1267

Laura Gilkinson, Care Pathway lead Psychological services for Refugees Redbridge.