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Clinical Counselling Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
MAP services psychology
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Mellmead House
£33,222 - £43,041 plus HCA pa
23/02/2019 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical or counselling psychologist with the capability to deliver evidence-based and evidence-led interventions for people who are presenting with complex non psychosis.

We are currently offering one full time post in the borough of Redbridge NELFT.

This post is aimed at enhancing Redbridge MAP (mood, anxiety and personality disorder) pathway to deliver an evidence-based service, responsive to the needs of our service users.

The post holder will work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team for the Access assessment and brief intervention service offering CBT /EMDR evidence based interventions via group and individual therapy.

We are looking for psychologists that are able and committed to working in partnership with service users and Multi-disciplinary teams

The post holder will be part of a well-established and supportive psychological therapies service.

The post holder will receive supervision from a senior psychologist and we are committed to supporting identified training and practice development needs.

Applicants should have:

Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology and registration with the Health Professions Council

Experience of working in an evidence-based way with clients presenting with complex non psychosis.

Experience of working in multi-disciplinary service context.

Post holders will have one session per week CPD.

The psychology service regularly takes doctoral level clinical and counselling psychology trainees from London universities. The Trust has a positive commitment to training and development and expects its psychology staff to engage in helping to modernise the skills of the workforce. Psychological therapies are highly regarded and seen as pivotal in supporting the roll out of NICE guidance and other Department of Health requirements.

We would consider applications from trainees due to qualify this year, if on a recognised training course and due to finish in September.

If you are shortlisted for this post, your interview will take place on 1 March 2019.

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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