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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 395-RR283-19P

Employer:
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
MAP psychology
Location:
Mellmead house, Wanstead
Salary:
£37,570 - £43,772 plus HCA pa pro rata

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical or counselling psychologist with the capability to deliver evidence-based and evidence-led interventions for people who are presenting with complex non psychosis. .


We are currently offering one full time post in the borough of Redbridge NELFT.


This post is aimed at enhancing Redbridge MAP (mood, anxiety and personality disorder) pathway to deliver an evidence-based service, responsive to the needs of our service users.


The post holder will work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team for the Access assessment and brief intervention service offering CBT /EMDR evidence based interventions via group and individual therapy.


We are looking for psychologists that are able and committed to working in partnership with service users and Multi-disciplinary teams


The post holder will be part of a well-established and supportive psychological therapies service.


The post holder will receive supervision from a senior psychologist and we are committed to supporting identified training and practice development needs.


Applicants should have:


Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology and registration with the Health Professions Council


Experience of working in an evidence-based way with clients presenting with complex non psychosis.


Experience of working in multi-disciplinary service context.


Post holders will have one session per week CPD.


The psychology service regularly takes doctoral level clinical and counselling psychology trainees from London universities. The Trust has a positive commitment to training and development and expects its psychology staff to engage in helping to modernise the skills of the workforce. Psychological therapies are highly regarded and seen as pivotal in supporting the roll out of NICE guidance and other Department of Health requirements.


We would consider applications from trainees due to qualify this year, if on a recognised training course and due to finish in September.


If you are shortlisted, your interview will take place on the 5 June 2019.


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).


Assessment/Interview info


At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.


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 of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.


High Cost Area Supplement – London


This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).



For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal enquiries please contact:


Name: Jane basher


Job Title: Telephone number: e-mail address:Jane.basher@nelft.nhs.uk




As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.

Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.

In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to NELFT NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


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.


UK Registration

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



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