- Mental Health
- Band 8a
- Fixed Term untill Sep 2019
- Part Time 15 Hours per week
- NEW SPRU
- Psychotherapy Service, 409. High Street, Stratford, London
- £47,078 to £54,633 pa HCA Inc. will be Pro Rota
- 29/07/2018 23:59
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.
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 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.
We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, 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.
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 and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.
In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.
The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.
Placement and Training Coordinator and Psychological Therapist (Clinical/Counselling Psychologist) Band 8a
We are looking for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to work in our Newham Secondary Care Psychological Services to provide cover for a member of staff going on temporary secondment to another service until September 2019. Newham is well known for its innovative and responsive mental health services. The staff in the Borough are committed to a service approach for people with mental health problems, emphasizing community based interventions, psychological therapeutic approaches in all settings and user involvement in all aspects of care. The Borough is exceptionally rich in ethnic and cultural diversity and this, together with extensive regeneration projects makes it a vibrant place to live and work. Psychological services in the Borough deliver a highly regarded service to a number of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. Reflective practice, innovation and CPD are actively encouraged. The service has excellent relationships with the regional training courses and is regularly involved in both supervision and teaching.
We are a Step 4, secondary care service which aims to meet the psychological needs of users of mental health services who have complex and severe mental health problems. Psychologists in the service are working jointly with other staff from health and social services settings to deliver a comprehensive, co-ordinated and culturally competent psychological service. The service aims to lead in creating a psychologically literate workforce across services in the London Borough of Newham and to bring a psychological perspective to the work of individuals, teams and systems. It focuses both on evidence-based clinical excellence and developing practice-based evidence relevant to meeting the needs of a very diverse population.
You will be joining a vibrant team of psychological practitioners & contributing to a high quality clinical service using a variety of therapeutic models with an approach which takes into account the social, economic and political context of psychological problems and considers the impact on mental health of socio-economic deprivation, difference, discrimination and racism.
The post holder will be responsible for:
- Assessing the clinical capabilities of trainees for the purpose of recruitment and clinical governance in conjunction with supervisors.
- To be responsible for systematic governance of clinical practice of trainees within the service by setting up various policies and procedures and liaising with supervisors
- Clinically supervise the work of trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists where appropriate.
- Co - ordinate and take lead on the training and placement programme in the service and ensure relevant operational procedures are up to date and in line with broader service standards.
- To have the responsibility to facilitate solutions for the psychological therapies trainees problems while on placement, in conjunction with the Service Head/supervisors and support trainees in times of crisis.
- Responsible for advising the Service Lead and other Leads on operational/organisational/clinical issues related to trainees that need addressing within the service and working alongside Heads/Therapy Leads to address them.
- To ensure that the psychological therapies trainees are compliant with the data collection requirements of the service.
- To liaise regularly with staff in Newham Psychological Services in order to promote the various CPD events and learning opportunities available to them via the Training and Placement Programme.
Skills and experience of experience of working with people with complex presentations, liaising with a range of stakeholders (Universities, Leads, Supervisors, Services, etc) effectively and efficiently, developing a good rapport and trusting relationship with trainees, the ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload, are essential,
The post holder will work alongside the Lead of Psychology Services, Team Leaders (inpatient, outpatient, and community settings), fellow psychologists/psychotherapists, and trainees.
For further information contact Dr Brian Sreenan, on 0208 221 6000
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD IN STRATFORD ON THURSDAY 9TH AUGUST
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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