East London NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated HCPC Clinical Psychologist to cover maternity leave on a fixed term contract. The post holder will be someone who is interested in working with individuals and communities within a Population Health model aimed to address wider determinants of wellbeing. This is a new role as part of the transformation of community mental health services where the post holder will seek to meet residents [service-users] needs in an integrated way within local Primary Care Networks (Neighbourhoods) in City & Hackney according to the NHS Long-Term Plan. We envision the post-holder developing innovative ways of working that will also inform further developments of the Trusts approach to Population Health.
The post is suitable for a psychologist who has a particularly interest in Community Psychology and is keen to embrace the privileges of working in a diverse borough with people from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds who have various complex mental health difficulties. The post is not organised around diagnostic categories, and will involve working with people who experience a range of psychological distress, often alongside social and physical health problems, regardless of the label this may attract.
Main duties of the job
- To undertake highly specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions within the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams and those in the community, particularly those with complex mental health problem (including disordered eating, SMI, complex emotional need, and complex trauma) who may also be vulnerable to poor health outcomes through poverty and other social inequalities, disabilities and physical health conditions.
- To contribute towards the development of partnership working with local community organisations.
- To support the development of, through co-production, psychological interventions that address the needs of those served including resilience and recovery, shared support, social connections and community engagement, including the development of a group programme.
- To provide highly specialist consultation and support to staff to the broader staff team within the Neighbourhood teams and other community organisations on the management of cases presenting with complex trauma, disordered eating, psychosis and attachment-related issues.
- To provide regular support and consultation to staff including the facilitation of reflective practice
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
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