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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/09/2020.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 306-BAR179-TOS

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
Barnet/Springwell Centre
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum +Outer London HCAS

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.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to join our innovative Adult Community Mental Health Services in Barnet. We are looking to recruit a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to work across a multi-disciplinary mental health team and a specialist Psychology Hub. The post is split between East Locality Team (Hub 2) and the Barnet Psychology Hub, and is full time (37.5 hours per week) and permanent.

The East Locality Team work involves joint-working and consultation with MDT colleagues, and the undertaking of specialist psychological assessments. The postholder will join a Band 7 Clinical Psychologist within the locality team, and access supervision from a senior psychologist. In the Barnet Psychology Hub, the postholder will work into specialist treatment pathways with a range of therapeutic approaches, and across the spectrum of mental health presentations with high levels of complexity - including anxiety and depression, personality disorders, PTSD, and psychosis. The Psychology Hub provides a range of therapeutic models including CBT, third wave, CAT informed, psychodynamic, and trauma-focused, in both individual and group formats. Specialist supervision is provided across therapeutic models and presentations to support the delivery of our psychological interventions.

This post is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in a broad range of areas of adult mental health. In addition, the development of special interests and skills development is well supported and encouraged within the team (e.g. PTSD, psychosis, personality disorder). The Hub model provides a range of opportunities for continuing professional development with access to specialist CBT, integrative, and psychoanalytic models. In addition, the Trust has launched a CPD programme specifically for Band 7 & 8a psychological therapists which you would be able to access.

We would encourage interested candidates to call and speak to:

Dr Richard Rushe

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Lead for the Barnet Psychology Hub

Tel: 0208 702 4394

References will be required to cover your last 3 years of employment/training. One has to be from your current or most recent employer and the others from your previous employer. The references should be from persons with management responsibility or HR.

If you have been unemployed for a period of four years or more, please give the details of your last employer and one character referee of your choice (not members of your family). If more applicable, references will be requested from your teacher or head of faculty. Please ensure you provide full contact details.

Vacancies that are advertised as Fixed Term Contracts will also be available as secondment opportunities for substantive internal staff.

Please be aware that your documents eg. Passport/NI Card, will be electronically scanned using Home Office accredited Verification System.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts, we will close vacancies before the stated closing date once the first 50 applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.

All non-medical posts with the Trust are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the Trust’s satisfaction, your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.

Should you not hear from us within three working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at improving efficiencies within the NHS both to make costs savings for NHS organisations but also to save you time when your employment transfers.

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.

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