Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
30 hours per week
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Lucas house Fore Street Edmonton and Silver Street Enfield
£40,428 to £48,514 pa + outer London HCAS pro rata
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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.


Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Highly Specialist Psychologist at Band 8A with experience of working in adult mental health settings, to join our Recovery and Enablement Track within our Locality Teams.

The aim of the RET service is to promote service users’ self-management of mental and physical wellbeing and their ability to live meaningful lives. In line with the Trust’s Enablement Strategy, we work with service users to build their resilience and identify and work towards their own social and employment goals. This is summarised as “Live – to have somewhere safe and secure to live, Love – to have social contact, friends and relationships and Do – to access meaningful activities and, if possible employment.”

Recovery and Enablement Tracks provide a range of skills based, and social inclusion oriented interventions aimed at enabling individuals to regain functioning in key aspects of their lives and to manage their physical and mental health needs. Individuals are supported to develop skills and confidence to face the challenges of stigma and (re) integrate into their local communities and participate in their social networks and with their families.

This post in the RET is an innovative post and you will join a friendly, supportive, highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary team, who value psychological input. As a team psychologist you will be able to work flexibly and innovatively alongside other team members and Experts by Experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments using the Recovery Star and psychological group interventions to adults with mental health problems and also to their families.

The role also involves providing supervision, formulation, consultation and supporting MDT colleagues to develop their competencies in psychological ways of working with service users and their carers. You will also 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 interventions and also have an interest in providing teaching and supervision to your MDT colleagues.

The catchment area of the borough has good transport links and has an ethnically diverse population with pockets of high social deprivation and need, as well as affluent areas. You will join a group of Psychologists working in other community based teams in Enfield which are professionally led by a Lead Psychologist. You will be well supported with supervision from a Senior Clinical Psychologist and there is regular access to CPD in forums such as in-house and external training courses.

We have strong links with Clinical psychology Training courses at UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway and there will be an opportunity to offer placements to Trainee Clinical psychologists. A hallmark of Psychological Therapies Services in this Trust is the close working relationships between services in each Borough which provides an excellent context for career development.

Applicants for this post will be expected to have at least 18 months post-qualification experience of working within a MDT setting with people experiencing complex psychological problems and psychotic experiences. Candidates will be expected to have experience of providing supervision and training and must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council – UK approved courses only. 

We encourage interested candidates to contact Valentina Mantica, Highly Specialist Psychologist on 020 870 23211 (available Monday morning, Tuesday and Wedensday) for a preliminary discussion.

Interview date: 26th February 2018

Should the volume of applications be high we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for applications.

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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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Valentina Mantica

Highly Specialist Psychologist

020 870 23211

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