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IAPT Groups and Digital Therapy Lead: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£51,383 to £57,596 pa inc HCA
26/08/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

8A Groups & Digital Therapy Lead: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist/ Psychotherapist to join a high performing and creative management team within Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies (THTT). We are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust which 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 for a second consecutive year by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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.

THTT is one of the leading national IAPT services and we are keen to recruit an experienced Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist/ Psychotherapist who will lead on the management, supervision and delivery of effective group-based interventions across modalities and steps of care and focus on maintaining clinical effectiveness and developing future delivery through a digital platform

You will be joining a dynamic management team and support the service in delivering the main KPIs by providing creative leadership in your specialist area and supporting the performance and development of a small team of therapists under your direct line management. There will also be an opportunity to deliver effective evidence based supervision for therapists working in the Relational Therapies Modalities.

The post holder will offer consultative support to the team and be responsible for co-ordinating the recruitment, placement, management and supervision of qualified and honorary therapists as well as Clinical and Counselling Psychology Trainees. They will contribute to the senior management team and will lead on suitable projects within the service.

The successful candidate should come with highly developed assessment, therapy skills from working in a Primary Care IAPT service.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details around duties and responsibilities for this post.

This post is offered as Permanent & Full-Time.  These vacancies are offered with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (11am until 7pm).

The post holder should hold appropriate professional registration.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information, please contact:

Lee Frost-Facchini, Deputy Clinical Lead or
Piya Datta, Deputy Clinical Lead