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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
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.
Clinical / Counselling Psychologist - Psychosis Pathway Waltham Forest
Closed for applications on: 11-Aug-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 11-Aug-2022 00:01
- Jane Atkinson Centre
- 714 Forest Road
- E17 3HP
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Permanent: n/a
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £40,057 - £45,839 pa (plus HCAS)
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 7)
- Main area
Do you want to be part of an innovative 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.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
Band 7 Clinical / Counselling Psychologist in Psychosis WF
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a vibrant, suitably qualified, HCPC registered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our dynamic psychosis secondary care psychology service. The post is a permanent post resulting from new investment money into the service. The successful applicant will join of a well-established and highly respected team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, a specialist CBT / nurse therapist, a Family Interventions worker and an assistant psychologist.
The service is committed to delivering a creative, evidence based service, responsive to the needs of our service users, and to working effectively with multi-disciplinary teams. The post holder will receive supervision from a senior psychologist and we are committed to supporting identified training and practice development needs. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic clinician to join the Psychosis care pathway in Waltham Forest.
This post involves carrying out psychological assessments and interventions, offering consultation and supervision to psychologists and members of the multi-disciplinary teams in WF.
You will join a friendly, collaborative and supportive team in delivering time-limited and structured individual, family interventions and group psychological interventions to adults with Psychosis and complex trauma.
Working for our organisation
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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be joining NELFT at an exciting time when we have secured more investment in psychology services and there is an increase in senior psychological leadership throughout the Trust.
The Trust is also highly invested in delivering the new transformation plan.
Experience of conducting psychological assessment and treatment of clients with psychosis within secondary care mental health within the NHS is essential. A keen interest in working with this client group is also essential as well as the ability to apply evidence-based psychological therapy approaches and to be able to work autonomously and flexibly.
Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification attachment.
High Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967).
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.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
A.C. as per Person Spec
- Skills / Abilities
- Qualifications / Reg.
Further details / informal visits contact
- DR STELLA SLUMAN
- Job title
- CARE PATHWAY LEAD FOR THE PSYCHOSIS PATHWAY IN WF
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07767 266377