Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
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We welcome enquiries from psychologists at Band 7 looking to act up or a Band 8a who is looking to broaden their experience.
This post is an exciting opportunity for a Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with experience of working with psychosis to join our new Rehabilitation Service Pathway.
The job spans both inpatient and community services, therefore provides variety as well as continuity. The link between both services is the Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team, which is a very supportive team.
Our inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Somerset Villas is a thirteen bedded unit and has a related 'step-down' community home for people who are ready to move from this Unit while still requiring some further work to improve their recovery.
The 'step-down' home provides a range of social inclusion oriented interventions aimed at enabling individuals to regain functioning. Individuals will be supported to develop skills and confidence to re- integrate into their local communities and where possible to rebuild family and social networks.
The post holder will be expected to play a substantial role in devising and implementing group and individual direct clinical work as well as indirect consultation services in order to enable service users to develop their abilities to lead more independent and fulfilled lives.
This will also require a high level of team working, including a shared-values approach and close collaboration across the wider system.
Main duties of the job
- To provide specialist psychological assessments
- To implement psychological treatment plans including group
- To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals
- To undertake risk assessment and risk management
- To communicate highly complex and potentially highly distressing information in a skilled and sensitive manner.
Teaching, training, and supervision
- To provide professional and clinical supervision to band 4 assistant psychologist
- To receive regular clinical professional supervision from the 8b clinical psychologist
- To continue to gain wider post-qualification experience and skills
- To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings
Management, recruitment, policy and service development
- To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the services operational policies and services
- To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.
- To manage the workloads of assistant psychologists
IT responsibilities (other than those used for research)
- To use computers to write reports and record data
Research and service evaluation
- To undertake project management, including complex audit and service evaluation
The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Partnership.
- We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
- Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health
- Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
- Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our
- We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much
- Generous Annual Leave Allowance
- NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and
- We have excellent internal staff network support
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.
The successful applicant will also have a pivotal role in developing this new post and in delivering psychological-informed interventions across both inpatient and community settings.
This post requires a psychologist who is familiar with or interested in using a range of psychological models including Positive Behaviour Support, CBT-p, ACT, CFT, narrative and trauma informed approaches to address the typical difficulties found among people who are recovering from psychotic conditions.
The successful applicant will be supported from the well-established Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team and receive supervision from the Psychosis Psychology lead.
The successful applicant will be joining the Enfield Psychosis Psychology Service Line, which comprises psychologists working in acute inpatient wards, the Home Treatment/Crisis Intervention Team, Early Intervention, two locality teams, the Rehab and Enablement Team, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Rehabilitation Team.
The Enfield Psychosis Psychology Service line has expanded recently and has developed into a clear pathway which requires collaboration between psychologists in separate teams, mutual support and shared aims and principle around recovery.
The successful applicant will work within this pathway alongside their colleagues to evaluate services and to take an interest in and contribute to further service development.
The Enfield psychology services have strong links with the North Thames DClinPsy courses at UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway and there will be opportunities to offer placements to Trainee Clinical Psychologists. We would expect the successful applicant to be happy to supervise Assistant Psychologists when the possibilities arise.
Training and qualifications
Knowledge and Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).