Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond. Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield.
Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.
Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
Do you have the skills and interest in helping people presenting with their first episode of psychosis? We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist at Band 7 with experience of providing CBT based interventions for psychosis in adult mental health settings, to join our Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Team in Enfield.
Psychology provision in our EIP teams is well established and valued. Psychological assessments are offered to all new referrals alongside psychiatric assessments and psychological interventions include individual work, family work and groups.
You will join a friendly, supportive, highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary team, who value psychological input. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be involved in a team which delivers evidence based interventions and works with predominantly young people for up to three years. As a team psychologist you will be able to work flexibly and innovatively alongside other team members in providing comprehensive psychological assessments and interventions to adults with mental health problems and their families in the community.
The role also involves providing supervision, formulation, consultation and supporting MDT colleagues to develop their competencies in the application of psychological ways of working with service users and their carers. You will be expected to take a role in service evaluation and audit and to contribute to service development. Enthusiastic and adaptable, you need to enjoy working both independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse team. You will need to have substantial knowledge and skills in providing CBT for psychosis interventions to service users and their families and also have an interest in providing teaching and supervision to your MDT colleagues.
The borough has good transport links and the catchment area has an ethnically diverse population with pockets of high social deprivation and need, as well as affluent areas.
The Trust recognizes the need for the development of psychological therapies across the workforce and has developed a Trust-wide training programme providing foundation level in CBT and systemic / family interventions, as well as hosting the north London Cognitive Analytic Therapy training. Psychological therapists have excellent access to further training and Continuing Professional Development opportunities, both within and outside the Trust. We have an active Open Dialogue Special Interest Group and a specialist Trauma in Psychosis supervision group.
The Trust has close links with local Universities and regularly offers placements for trainees. Links with Universities also offer a number of other opportunities: the successful applicants can gain experience in developing teaching, consultation and supervisory skills. They can develop their skills in the teaching and training of others, both at a local and University level. They can pursue their research interests, through working with clinical academics and supervising student research projects. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey is a welcoming place to work, where staff put into practice their values of treating service users with dignity, compassion and respect. We are a forward looking Trust that adopts a recovery and enablement approach, and works to implement new models of working such as Open Dialogue.
We encourage interested candidate to contact borough based clinical psychologists:
Hilary Garraway on 020 8702 3154
Should the volume of applications be high we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for applications.
Interview date: Week beginning 12th March 2018
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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020 8702 3154