Clinical Counselling Psychologist

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Are you a current band 7 psychologist with post registration experience or a current band 8a who is seeking to follow a senior career pathway in the NHS?

We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative Clinical Psychologist to join a friendly team in our Addictions service: ARCH (Addiction Recovery Community Hillingdon). This is a an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an experienced clinical psychologist who is enthusiastic about working in a multi-disciplinary setting, who is adaptable and enjoys variety and working independently as well as within a team context. You will have at least two years post-qualification experience and have excellent clinical skills and supervision experience. You work alongside a range of professionals including psychiatrists, mental health nurses, social workers, drug and alcohol practitioners, experts by experience, criminal justice staff, recovery workers and group facilitators.

CNWL through its Addictions Directorate provides expert services to a variety of London Boroughs and beyond. Specifically in Hillingdon, the ARCH service is an NHS and third-sector partnership providing comprehensive health care for local people with drug, alcohol and other addictions.

A significant percentage of addiction clients also present with diagnoses of Trauma, Personality Disorder, and Complex Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and the team is expected to deliver a range of evidence based interventions as recommended by NICE Guidance including MI, MBT, DBT, CFT, EMDR and CBT. Other modalities are used dependent on patient need and best practice. The successful applicant will be involved in the provision of therapy and supervise both qualified and trainee psychology staff.

Liaising and developing effective collaborative relationships with other services such as social care and mental health is a key part of the role. The post holder will have some management and clinical supervision responsibilities for assistant and trainee psychologists and other staff as required, and will assist in embedding a psychologically informed environment (PIE) across all levels of working. The post holder will be responsible for screening and assessing referrals, managing wait lists, and providing psychological consultation to colleagues and other services about the mental health and psychological needs of clients. You will be expected to work with clients individually and in groups, and with carers and families as required.

You will have assessment, formulation, therapy, and leadership and supervision skills; and you will have (and/or want to develop) experience, training and knowledge in working with Addictions and associated complex presentations. Although experience of working with people with addictions would be valuable, we recognise that not all applicants will have had this opportunity. Tailored induction and training will be provided to enable you to work effectively with this client group.

You will have good research and audit skills, be familiar with care quality and clinical governance and be expected to contribute to service development in this way.

You will be operationally responsible to the team manager and receive regular clinical supervision, support and reflective practice from your Professional Lead for Addictions, as well as peer support and guidance from other senior team members.

CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction. ARCH has a strong track record of providing both external and internal training for our staff in line with service development and need.

Experienced and enthusiastic clinical psychologists who want this unique career opportunity are welcome to apply. Contact: Andre Geel, Lead Psychologist for Addictions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAndre GeelJob titleConsultant Clinical PsychologistEmail addressAdditional contact information

ARCH Addiction Recovery Community Hillingdon. Old Bank House, 64 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1JP

Reference: 40910922

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