Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
Psychosis Rehabilitation Service
Job Title: Highly Specialist Clinical /Counselling Psychologist
Employer: Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
Location: Penrose, 81 Ridge Avenue, Winchmore Hill, London,
Salary: 50,575 – 56,490 pro rata (incl of 15% HCAS),028
Position: Permanent 0.5 wte
Band : 8a – 18.75 hrs/wk.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Band 8A, with experience of working with Psychosis in adult mental health settings to join our new Rehabilitation Service Pathway. This role will help to implement recommendations from the newly produced NICE guidelines for complex psychosis NG181 and will involve a focus on individual work with clients, training and development for staff and the opportunity to work on high-profile service evaluation and audit. This role would suit someone who is particularly interested in engaging and working with people who have been historically let down by services. It will also give the post-holder an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
We recently opened a new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, based at the Chase Farm Hospital site, and we have now developed a ‘step-down’ community home for people who are ready to move from this Unit out into the community while still requiring some further work to improve their recovery. The advertised role will be based entirely in this ‘step-down’ supported accommodation service.
The new community home offers a multi-disciplinary specialist rehabilitation service for people recovering from and coping with varying degrees of psychosis. It will form an integral part of the local adult mental health care pathway, working in partnership with key stakeholders.
The ‘step-down’ home will provide a range of skills based and social inclusion oriented interventions aimed at enabling individuals to regain functioning in key aspects of their lives and to manage their physical and mental health needs. Individuals will be supported to develop skills and confidence to face the challenges of stigma and (re) integrate into their local communities and where possible to rebuild family and social networks.
The successful applicant will be part of a specialist multidisciplinary
community team who will provide input to service users, developing individualised care programmes to prepare them for successful transition to more independent accommodation. The principles of the recovery model, trauma-informed care, coproduction & values-based practice are key to the delivery of the service.
The successful applicant will also have a pivotal role in developing this new post and in delivering psychological-informed interventions. This post requires a psychologist who is familiar with using a range of psychological models including Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), CBT (including CBT-p, ACT and specific CBT-appropriate difficulties), Systemic interventions and/or Open Dialogue approaches to address the typical difficulties found among people who are recovering from psychotic conditions. The successful applicant will be supported from the well-established Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team and receive supervision from the Psychosis Psychology lead.
The successful applicant will be joining the Enfield Psychosis Psychology Service Line, which comprises psychologists working in acute inpatient wards, the Home Treatment/Crisis Intervention Team, Early Intervention, two locality teams, the Rehab and Enablement Team, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Rehabilitation Team. The Enfield Psychosis Psychology Service line has expanded recently and has developed into a clear pathway which requires collaboration between psychologists in separate teams, mutual support and shared aims and principles. The successful applicant will work within this pathway alongside their colleagues to evaluate services and to take an interest in and contribute to further service development.
The Enfield psychology services have strong links with the North Thames DClinPsy courses at UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway and there will be opportunities to offer placements to Trainee Clinical Psychologists. We would expect the successful applicant to be happy to supervise Assistant Psychologists when the possibilities arise.
The catchment area of the borough has good transport links and has an ethnically diverse population with pockets of high social deprivation and need, as well as affluent areas.
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of 3,784 to a maximum of 4,822).
We encourage interested candidates to contact:
Dr Naomi Glover, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Psychosis Lead for Enfield, on [email protected] or 0208 702 6193
Lucy Omezi, Community Rehab Team Manager, on [email protected] or 020 87023175
Should the volume of applications be high we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for applications
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameNaomi GloverJob titlePrincipal Clinical Psychologist & Psychosis Lead for EnfieldEmail [email protected] number0208 702 6193Additional contact information
Dr Naomi Glover, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Psychosis Lead for Enfield, on [email protected]