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Honorary Assistant Psychologist

Honorary

Main area
psychology
Grade
Honorary
Contract
6 month fixed term contract
Hours
15 hours per week
Job ref
395-RR244-19P
Site
Various
Town
Wanstead
Salary
Honorary
Closing
21/02/2019 23:59
Interview date
01/03/2019

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and south west Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 5,500 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and south west Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users. Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.  With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 5,500 staff. The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation. NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

NELFT secondary care psychological services is a multidisciplinary group composed of friendly, busy, and innovative staff delivering assessment and evidence based (NICE guidelines) psychological interventions to clients with a variety of complex needs. We offer services across the four boroughs served by NELFT Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering and Barking & Dagenham. We are seeking applications from psychology graduates who wish to gain experience working within a multidisciplinary team of HCPC registered practitioners working within secondary adult mental health and who are interested in expanding the evidence base for effective services. You will be allocated supervision from a qualified clinical/counseling psychologist.

There are opportunities to gain experience within the trust wide Anger Management and Emotional Control (AMEC) program which is a rolling 16 week Socratic psych educational group program. There are also opportunities for placement within the psychosis care pathway, and the Mood, anxiety and personality complex needs care pathway. The post holder will help facilitate groups for the care pathways in NELFT .The post holder will participate in the collating and administering of outcome measures and prepare reports for the trust. The post holder will have direct clinical contact offering low intensity skills coaching. Post holder will complete NHS Clinical documentation. We are looking for people who are creative, flexible, autonomous, and good under pressure; who can manage multiple demands, prioritizing as needed. We are seeking people with excellent spoken and written communication skills/IT skills/data analysis and above all else a desire to work clinically both individually and within group settings.

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

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Applicant requirements

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

Jane Basher  AMEC lead      Jane.basher@nelft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 Option 2