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IAPT-Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychodynamic

Job Reference: 363-SS5088

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
SS Newham Talking Therapies, LONDON
£42,313 to £48,515 pa inc HCA

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Title: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychodynamic or Integrative Therapist/IDIT Practitioner

Salary £37,570 - £43,772 pa plus Outer London allowance

Newham Talking Therapies (NTT) is one of the original pilot sites for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) and is currently one of the leading London IAPT services with excellent development opportunities.

We are looking for qualified and accredited Psychotherapists or Clinical/Counselling Psychologists who have a proven record of delivering brief psychodynamic therapy, IPT, counselling for depression, integrative therapy or DIT within a primary care setting. The post-holder will have relevant professional registration (HCPC- registered practitioner psychologist or UKCP - full clinical membership or BPC-fully trained in DIT).
The post holder will be part of a very dynamic team and will work alongside psychotherapists trained in a range of therapies including systemic and couple therapies, EMDR, CBT, psychodynamic, IPT and integrative therapies and a well- established PWP team. We also have a dedicated team working with physical health related problems and long-term conditions; this offers those who work with our team plenty of opportunities to enhance their job satisfaction by learning more about this area and developing skills in working with this population.

The post holder should come with highly developed assessment and therapy skills relevant to working in a Primary Care IAPT service. Applications from newly qualified practitioners will also be considered.

As well as offering a range of Step 2 and Step 3 NICE recommended interventions, the service also runs as a training centre in collaboration with Clinical and Counselling Psychology Doctoral Programmes, therefore offering opportunities for supervision and training.
The post holder will also carry out telephone and face-to-face assessments in order to establish suitability for the service and work collaboratively with the client to design a package of interventions or sign-post to other services if not suitable. We also value experience or interest in delivering therapy in a group format.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and work in various community settings (including GP surgeries) and provide short term (8-12 sessions) NICE recommended psychological interventions at Step 3 to clients presenting with a range of depression and anxiety symptoms.

We are looking for a new member to join the team who is committed, enthusiastic and willing to contribute to the service and embrace different ways of working. This post offers opportunities to work with a range of professionals from different therapeutic backgrounds and to be part of an evolving, integrating team.

NTT is committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for development of clinical expertise in specialist areas of interest in keeping with service needs and development. The post-holder will receive regular supervision from experienced clinicians and there will be opportunities to attend various in-house CPD events. Our service is also committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and creating and maintaining a positive working environment.

This vacancy is offered as a permanent post, with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (12pm until 8pm).



For further details / informal visits contact:

If you have any further questions, please contact Chris Spanton, Senior High Intensity Psychotherapist & Community Lead on 020 8536 2161 for an informal discussion.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

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Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible as adverts may close earlier if there is a high response.

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If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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