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Clinical /Counselling psychologist/Psychotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£44,347 to £50,549 pa inc HCA
Today at 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.

Band 7 High Intensity Relational Therapist
Salary 31,696 - 41,787 pa plus Inner London allowance

Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies (THTT) is one of the leading national IAPT services and we are keen to recruit an experienced Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist/ Psychotherapist who 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.

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.

The post holder should come with highly developed assessment and therapy skills relevant to working in a Primary Care IAPT service.  The post-holder will have relevant professional registration (HCPC- registered practitioner psychologist or UKCP - full clinical membership) and would are keen to hear from clinicians who have trained and qualified to practice in at least one of the following NICE recommended high intensity therapies: Couples Therapy for Depression, Counselling for Depression, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). We will also consider applicants with a good track record in evidence-based brief psychodynamic therapy as relevant to a primary care setting. We also value experience or interest in delivering therapy in a group format.

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.

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.

The vacancy is offered as permanent post, with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (11am until 7pm).

Closing Date: Wednesday 15th September 2019
Interview Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

How to apply:
Please complete the NHS Jobs application form. If you are shortlisted for an interview you will be notified via email. Please ensure you are available for Monday 23rd September 2019.

Important Information:
Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted, you will be notified by email within a week of the advert closing.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

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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
Jenisha Maisuria, Step 2 and Community Lead