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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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NEW AMH Personality Disorder Team
£42,313 to £48,515 per annum, Inc HCA
19/09/2019 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for two Clinical or Counselling Psychologists to join the Newham Personality Disorder Service. These are 1.0 wte (37.5 hours a week) Band 7 posts. The posts involve working from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The Newham Personality Disorder Service is a small and friendly service that offers Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) to people with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). This would be an exciting opportunity for qualified psychologists with experience in secondary care settings and EUPD and an interest in furthering their clinical skills in working with Personality Disorders using MBT. The successful candidates would have skills and experience in facilitating MBT groups and carrying out individual MBT therapy with people with a diagnosis of EUPD. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with the Clinical Lead, Service Manager and other team members.

MBT in Newham is a team approach and we value providing an evidence based therapy in a safe environment. We would like to hear from people who are willing to work transparently and closely with other members of the team. Patients are discussed regularly and the team shares decisions about care planning, treatment and risk assessment and management. We would welcome applications from people who are reflective and can consider the therapeutic relationship and the impact the work has on them. The post would be both challenging and rewarding so it is important that candidates are keen to develop their skills and can also manage the impact of the work on them. Newham is one of the most deprived and diverse boroughs in London. Many of the people we see in the service come from diverse cultural backgrounds and we are looking for people who can work both effectively and sensitively with these patients in order to assist them in making meaningful changes to their lives.

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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

Contact Details: Pavan Bassra 

Contact Number: 0208 221 6000