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 or Forensic Psychologist – NLFS Substance Misuse Services and Secure Inpatient Services (Band 8a)
The North London Forensic Service is based on the Chase Farm Hospital site. It provides inpatient services to North Central London of both medium and low secure forensic care, including a women’s service and a 15 bedded service designated for forensic patients with learning disabilities. Community services include a low secure unit, assertive outreach teams, criminal justice services including prisons and working with the Metropolitan and British Transport Police Forces and working in the area of fixated threat and stalking. We have recently received our second outstanding rating from the CQC.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic clinical or forensic psychologist to take a lead in implementing the therapeutic strategy for treating service users with complex dual diagnosis (substance misuse, mental illness and offending) needs across NLFS (0.5 wte). This will include the on-going implementation, development and evaluation of the current intervention programme, working with MDT staff within the service to promote psychological awareness of substance misuse issues through training and the development of knowledge of this area through involvement in on-going audit, service development and research. There are opportunities to build on previous research projects with other organisations. We would expect the successful candidate to have some experience of working with patients who have substance misuse difficulties or be able to demonstrate transferable skills.
The other half of the job will be based on a ward providing a range of assessments and interventions, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to patients detained in either low or medium security. The role includes direct clinical work as well as consultation and training with colleagues and other professionals. The ethos of the service is based on recovery and enablement with focus on individual service user needs.
The post requires excellent organisational skills, a high level of written and verbal communication skills as well as emerging leadership skills. The role would also include supervision of more junior psychology staff as required.
The department is eclectic and a range of theoretical approaches are welcomed and provided, working individually, in groups and with families. There are also strong established links with the North London clinical psychology training universities and regular teaching opportunities both in-house and at UCL and the University of Royal Holloway.
It is expected that the interview date will be 2nd March 2018.
If you would like to discuss this post, or would like to visit the service please contact Sara Henley, Head of Therapies on 020 8702 6047, or Sara Boulter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 020 87026041.
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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Sara Henley, Head of Therapies on 020 8702 6047, or Sara Boulter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 020 87026041.