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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Senior HI CBT Therapists / Clinical / Counselling Psychologists

Job Reference: 455-MH3798-LBG-A

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Islington/ Camden iCope (IAPT) service, London
£45,780 - £51,393 p.a inclusive of HCAS

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention,
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I Cultural pillars are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

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. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical /Counselling Psychologists and Senior Psychological Therapists – Islington/ Camden IAPT

Band 7 Permanent/ fixed term (Full time and part time posts considered)

We are looking for experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologists, eligible for accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy / experienced accredited CBT therapists who have worked with adults who have common mental health problems in primary care and community settings, to join our iCope (IAPT) services.

Postholders will provide assessment and psychological interventions, often in primary care settings, as part of the range of evidence-based ‘step 3’ (high intensity) interventions we offer in Camden and Islington. In addition postholders will provide supervision to junior staff and will offer advice, consultation and training to other clinical colleagues and be involved in service development. There are opportunities for developing specialist areas of clinical expertise within the service.

You will join a well-established and highly regarded service - one of the first wave IAPT sites in London - and will be based in one of our locality teams with High and Low Intensity Workers. You will be part of a lively and friendly staff team providing a similar service across the Borough. We pride ourselves on offering a high level of in-house training and regular supervision from experienced clinicians.

We are looking for people with excellent clinical, supervision and communication skills and a real interest in and knowledge of working with people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. Enthusiasm, confidence and the ability to work flexibly and without close direction are essential.

The postholder will be required to work until 8pm one evening per week.

Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust support flexible working and working hours can be negotiated as many of our clinicians prefer to work condensed hours to allow for a better work/life balance.

This post is subject to criminal records disclosure. Please note that the post requires travel across the Borough.

Recruiting into Fixed term and Permanent contracts

Full time hours are 37.5 per/week

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details please read the attached information. You may also contact Katy Berg

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on 0203 317 7190 or email resourcing@candi.nhs.ukand we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

At the heart of our work is the drive to improve the quality of life for the population we serve. Quality improvement is an integral thread that runs through our organisation, bringing together staff, service users, families and carers to continually learn how to enhance the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved as well as providing the best possible service at Camden and Islington Trust.

Any applications submitted for this vacancy will be transferred onto our TRAC for the purposes of processing for recruitment.

For more information and to view our privacy policy please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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

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