Principal Psychotherapist & Service Lead

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

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Job summary

8b - Principal Psychotherapist & Service Lead - 0.6 WTE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced psychodynamic practitioner and service lead, based in the Havering Psychotherapy Service.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The successful applicant will be committed to the delivery of a high-quality secondary-care psychodynamic psychotherapy service to 18+ residents of Havering with complex mental health needs. The service is part of a Trustwide adult psychotherapy service that encompasses a total of four boroughs.

Main duties of the job

The role is ideal for practitioners who are highly skilled in psychodynamic assessment and treatment (individual and group), as well as in the clinical supervision of team members, trainees, and honorary psychotherapists. The service lead will be responsible for operational management, as well as helping the team respond to the increasing demand for psychological services and to the Transformation agenda.

About us

In collaboration with partners and service users across Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering and Waltham Forest, NELFT is currently transforming its Community Mental health services. Our collective vision for the programme is to radically transform our whole model of Mental Health Care and Support over the next three years and beyond. Our aim is to develop services that are centred around the service user and their social network, that deliver high quality evidence based care, embedding psychologically informed models of distress and trauma informed care. The psychological professions are seen as essential to these aims.

Increasing levels of demand and complexity in our population, coupled with new funding flows for mental health, mean we have an exciting opportunity to reimagine how we deliver care across all age groups and levels of need.

The service lead will be expected to support a level of integration with Primary Care Networks, local partners in the borough, and NELFT's new, multi-agency, integrated and place-based neighbourhood teams that support people with serious mental health needs to receive their care closer to home.

You will join a group of Psychological service leads in Havering. NELFT has excellent links with local training courses and academic partners. We have a strong track record of support for research, and are committed to developing research active and research aware services.

Date posted

18 January 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8b

Salary

£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa (plus HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

395-PP015-24

Job locations

Petersfield Centre

Petersfield Avenue,

London

RM3 9PB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £4,108 and a maximum payment of £5,177).

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £4,108 and a maximum payment of £5,177).

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training to Masters level leading to full registration with: 1.UKCP (CPJA) 2.BPC OR, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology (or equivalent if trained before 1996) or BPS statement of Equivalence and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist), and with a specialism in psychodynamic psychotherapy in the form of related training, completed or in progress.

Desirable

  • Further training in another psychological modality for example TFP or MBT
  • Advanced knowledge of and skill in using a wide variety of psychodynamic and group analytic interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need, developmental stage of client and work setting.

Essential

Essential

  • Substantial, relevant post-qualification clinical experience in mental health work, evidence of continued professional development, including potential experience in delivering group interventions. Experience in the application of standardised assessments and outcome measures.

Essential

Essential

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the use of complex methods of psychodynamic and group analytic (where appropriate) assessment and treatment of individuals, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training to Masters level leading to full registration with: 1.UKCP (CPJA) 2.BPC OR, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology (or equivalent if trained before 1996) or BPS statement of Equivalence and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist), and with a specialism in psychodynamic psychotherapy in the form of related training, completed or in progress.

Desirable

  • Further training in another psychological modality for example TFP or MBT
  • Advanced knowledge of and skill in using a wide variety of psychodynamic and group analytic interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need, developmental stage of client and work setting.

Essential

Essential

  • Substantial, relevant post-qualification clinical experience in mental health work, evidence of continued professional development, including potential experience in delivering group interventions. Experience in the application of standardised assessments and outcome measures.

Essential

Essential

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the use of complex methods of psychodynamic and group analytic (where appropriate) assessment and treatment of individuals, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Petersfield Centre

Petersfield Avenue,

London

RM3 9PB


Employer's website

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Petersfield Centre

Petersfield Avenue,

London

RM3 9PB


Employer's website

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Professional Lead

Paul Cundy, on Paul.Cundy@nelft.nhs.uk.

paul.cundy@nelft.nhs.uk

03005551014

Date posted

18 January 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8b

Salary

£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa (plus HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

395-PP015-24

Job locations

Petersfield Centre

Petersfield Avenue,

London

RM3 9PB


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