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Deputy Project Lead - Band 7

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Deputy Project Lead
Band 7
FTC - 24 Months
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Project Future, 684 High Road, N17 0AE
£42,313 - £48,515 pa Incl of Outer London HCAS
20/09/2019 23:59

Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, providing both mental health and community services, is an organisation that is going places!

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 Deputy Project Lead - Band 7

We are currently seeking a full-time Clinical Psychologist - Deputy Project Lead to join our specialist wellbeing service at Project Future. Project Future is a community based, youth-led service in Haringey that seeks to transform mental health delivery for a group of marginalised young men aged 11-25. This cohort has traditionally found it difficult to access services, have had involvement in offending and been affected by serious youth violence. The role will require you to provide high-level clinical leadership, working closely with all team members to deliver highly innovative and adaptive evidence-based care, for this group with the aim of supporting improved emotional health and holistic wellbeing 

The project is co-produced by young people with lived experience alongside psychologists and youth workers. Future adopts a holistic and integrated approach which draws largely on community psychology, narrative and attachment based principles. Future reframes the experience of help-seeking for young people who are not referred to because of a “problem”. Instead, they are asked for their help in addressing the challenges facing them, their local community and in wider society. Core to our approach is recognising young people’s resilience and their multiple stories, strengths, needs, and goals. 

Difficulties that the young people share are reframed so they are not located within individual behaviour but understood as an outcome of complex racial, health and social inequalities. Therefore alongside more individual clinical work, Future works across multiple levels, seeking to shift how the wider system perceives and works with young people, hoping to address inequalities to create sustainable change.  Such work has included recognising and trying to change dominant societal discourses held about these communities and acknowledging the impact of labels on young people being trapped and excluded. 

This exciting and dynamic role provides an opportunity for you to support the Project Lead to oversee the delivery of Project Future, ensuring that the clinical and strategic priorities are taken forward in an agreed and coherent way. Embracing new ways of working will be key, as the model constantly evolves and transforms to respond to the ever-changing needs and aspirations of the young people it serves. This work hopes to effectively meet the community's needs, whilst challenging intergenerational poverty, inequality and violence.    

 Applications welcomed from all sections of the community. The project building has good disabled access and facilities. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEH) strives for Equal Opportunities for all.

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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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