Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.
BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.
We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.
Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.
Haringey Community Services: West Locality Team
Clinical or Counselling Psychologist: Band 8a, 0.8 WTE
This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join Haringey Community Services. This Senior Psychologist post is part of the Psychosis Pathway and is located in the West Locality Team.
Our Service: Haringey Adult Community Services aims to promote excellence and innovation in the provision of care to service users with challenging and complex presentations. A range of new approaches have been developed within Haringey, including Mentalisation Based Therapy and Open Dialogue. We also have considerable experience in providing and hosting training, ranging from clinical placements for a variety of professionals to organised training events, such as the North London CAT Practitioner Course.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a supportive, reflective and creative psychological therapies team. The Psychosis Pathway aims for the timely delivery of innovative and evidence-based psychological interventions by appropriately trained and supervised staff. It is informed by the current evidence base and by best practice guidelines. The pathway determines the psychological interventions that people experiencing psychosis can expect during different phases of their care from assessment, through to treatment delivery, training and provision of clinical supervision, to discharge from secondary care services. While CBT for Psychosis and Family work are core elements of the provision, we are interested in the application of other approaches, such as CAT, CFT, ACT and Mindfulness, where appropriate. We are also in the process of establishing a Group programme, to which you will be expected to contribute. The pathway operates for all people experiencing psychosis in Haringey regardless of the care team providing the service.
Within the Psychosis Pathway you will provide psychological assessments, consultations and formulations for other patients. A central part of this role will involve supporting the Clinical Lead with service development and operational tasks, developing treatment protocols, overseeing audits, and liaising with other services. You will have your own delegated areas of responsibility within these areas. The post-holder will be required to supervise both qualified (Band 7) and trainee clinical or counselling psychologists.
West Locality Team:
This post will be located in the West Locality Team; one of four community mental health teams, which currently provide secondary mental health care to adults in Haringey with a range of complex and challenging mental health difficulties. It is a multi-disciplinary team staffed by Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Nurses, and Occupational Therapists. Therefore, in addition to the clinical work in the treatment pathways outlined above, the post holder will also be expected to play an important role in ensuring that all aspects of care in the locality team are psychologically informed. An aptitude and interest in working collaboratively and respectfully in multi-disciplinary teams is thus essential.
We believe in the importance of supervision, development and providing nurturing and supportive networks to allow Psychologists to grow. There is significant opportunity for learning and development, and the Trust has an excellent Psychology CPD training calendar, involving various trainings on a monthly rota.
The post holder must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Interested candidates would be very welcome to make contact for an informal discussion.
Please contact: Dr Darren Baker (Principal Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Therapies Lead for Psychosis) at email@example.com
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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Dr Darren Baker (Principal Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Therapies Lead for Psychosis) at firstname.lastname@example.org