Job summary

Band 7 Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Project, Enfield Drug and Alcohol Service. 22.5 hour

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provide community drug and alcohol services in the borough of Enfield. We deliver services from two sites in Enfield, Vincent House (recovery site) and Claverings (main treatment site), whilst Vincent House hosts the majority of the Therapeutic services the Counselling/ Clinical Psychologist will be based on both sites and in the community, the post holder will be expected to work as a member of a multidisciplinary specialist drug & alcohol team, providing information, advice, assessment, consultation services to relevant professionals and service users affected by rough sleeping.

People experiencing homelessness are likely to have additional needs around their mental and emotional wellbeing of these around 45% reported having a diagnosis, which compares to 25% of people within the general population. Many difficulties experienced by people who have been homeless often arise from histories of trauma, beginning in childhood. Psychologically Informed Environments are services that are designed and delivered in a way that take into account the emotional and psychological needs of the individuals using them. Your role will be crucial in developing such culture and environments within Enfield humulenes sector.

Main duties of the job

This is an innovative approach oriented towards delivery of psychologically informed environments facilitating development of psychological framework allowing services to have a shared understanding of and response to the people they support. This will consist of staff training and support which enables homeless sector workers to move away from crisis management and work in a more therapeutic and planned way as well as face to face work with service users You will be required to provide intermittent consultations and assessments of outcomes to enable staff and clients to evaluate their effectiveness, for ongoing development, and to evidence service impact.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

Date posted

10 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

306-BEH-375-A

Job locations

Claverings

London

N9 0AH

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert

Person Specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Eligibility for Chartered Status with the BPS.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Desirable

  • Post graduate training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychotherapy practice such as MBT, DBT.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    Essential

  • Able to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.
  • EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

    Essential

  • Substantial experience of treating complex clients.
  • Experience of specialist adult mental health assessment.
  • Desirable

  • Experience of contributing to service development and innovation.
  • Experience working with homeless people Experience of working with substance misuse.
  • PERSONAL QUALITIES

    Essential

  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Desirable

  • Personal experience of mental health problems.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Person Specification

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Eligibility for Chartered Status with the BPS.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Desirable

  • Post graduate training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychotherapy practice such as MBT, DBT.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    Essential

  • Able to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.
  • EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

    Essential

  • Substantial experience of treating complex clients.
  • Experience of specialist adult mental health assessment.
  • Desirable

  • Experience of contributing to service development and innovation.
  • Experience working with homeless people Experience of working with substance misuse.
  • PERSONAL QUALITIES

    Essential

  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Desirable

  • Personal experience of mental health problems.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Additional information

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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