Clinical/Counselling Psychologist- HIV/Sexual Health/LGBT+ (Luton)
East London NHS Foundation Trust
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An amazing oportuntiy has arisen for an enthusiastic psychologist to join the Luton Sexual Health Service. This 1.0wte permanent Principal Psychologists post will have the opportunity to work with the Clinical Director and Head of Clinical Health Psychology Services (CHPS) to develop the strategic vision and implementation of psychology services in to the Luton Sexual Health Services. Alongside the core HIV prevention, sexual health and support work, there has been recent new investment for specialist psychology services to support the complexities experienced by LGBT+ clients. We are seeking an experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist who is creative and compassionate, and who lives and breathes our values of care, respect and inclusivity.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as a senior member of the HIV MDT. Primarily the post holder will support the mental health and complex lives of people living with HIV, to reduce risk of harm and reliance on other services that do not specialise in HIV and LGBT and the complex nature of work. The post holder can expect to use the full range of skills, including assessment, 1:1 and group interventions, particularly to improve quality of life and wellbeing of transgender people and people living with HIV. Teaching, training, supervision, consultation and, research opportunities are supported with our strong links to the Clinical Doctorate training programme. The post holder will also provide clinical supervision to support specific professionals working with under 12s with harmful sexual behaviours. The post-holder will join a broader thriving and diverse Clinical Health Psychology Department within ELFT Beds and Luton Community Health Services, who meet regularly to maintain our professional identity and to support the well-being of our psychological workforce. ELFT is committed to providing CPD opportunities to maintain and develop your interests and specialist expertise, such as EMDR training, and Quality Improvement Leadership Programme. If this post has peaked your interest then please call for an informal chat to learn more, 07733123334, Dr Sara Rassool (Consultant Clinical Psychologists).
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.
The post holder will ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality comprehensive specialist psychological service to the service users of Luton Sexual Health. The post holder will directly provide highly specialist psychological assessments, formulations and therapies, specialist risk assessments and advice on risk management. As a senior member of the HIV MDT, the post holder will provide specialist consultation, guidance, and advice to the HIV, Sexual Health & LGBT+ professional team concerning the complex nature of the work. The post holder will also supervise and support other qualified/unqualified psychological therapists in their area, with governance responsibility for agreeing case and workload levels, and systems of monitoring quality of practice and evaluation. The post holder will have the opportunity to work creatively and collaboratively, both strategically and clinically, with a variety of professionals to enhance pathways of care across organisational boundaries. The post holder will utilise research skills for audit, policy, research and quality improvement, and contribute strongly to strategic service development in the sub specialism and the wider Clinical Health Psychology Department, Bedford and Luton as a senior psychologist. The post holder will be expected to actively contribute to the CPD and reflective discussion forum within the Clinical Health Psychology Department. The posts holder will be supported and meet regularly with the HIV and Sexual Health Clinical Director and Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist/ Head of Services.
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more information.
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