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Registered(HPC) Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the secondary mental health Psychology & Psychotherapy Service for Older People as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist. We have one post available in one of our branches covering Lambeth and Southwark.

The post holders will be based alongside the CMHTs for older adults and will have a varied role offering psychological interventions to older adults and their families and carers, consultancy, and, as we are part of a Clinical Academic Group, contributing to teaching and research. The service offers CBT, psychodynamic and systemic therapy as well as undertaking neuropsychological assessments and working with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Research is undertaken linked to each arm of the service.

The small Psychology & Psychotherapy Service teams are friendly and highly skilled and provide a supportive environment in which to work. Psychology & Psychotherapy colleagues also work in other specialist community and inpatient services which refer into the Psychology & Psychotherapy Service.
We are looking for enthusiastic psychologists with an interest in, and experience of, working with older adults who are aware of the importance of close working relationship with MDT colleagues. You will be expected to work autonomously, directly and indirectly, with older adults and their families and carers to provide a range of high quality, evidence-based collaborative assessments and interventions. We are looking for psychologists that can offer a dynamic and creative approach to service delivery. You will have regular individual supervision from a senior link psychologist in your branch as well as group supervision according to your clinical skills and interests.

*** We welcome applications from trainees due to qualify in the next 6 months as well as from qualified psychologists.***

Interview Date is Monday 28th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Melanie Shepherd, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
 ( Phone number removed ) 

  • All applications for this post need to be made online
  • Please note that our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email via NHS Jobs. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.
  • Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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