Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist/CBT therapist

Open Door


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Job summary

Open Door is an NHS commissioned voluntary sector service based in Haringey, North London, providing a range of therapeutic services for young people aged 12-24.

We are recruiting a Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist to undertake a range of clinical work and to provide leadership and supervision for a small team of Psychologists, Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners and school counsellors

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team of talented clinicians dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents and young adults.

We are recruiting a 0.6 (FTE) / 22.5 hours per week Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist or CBT Psychotherapist with third wave training and experience. We would also welcome applications from accredited Integrative Psychotherapists with a CBT specialism. They must be fully registered with the BPS, BABPC or HCPC.

Salary: £46,000 - £51,000 (pro rata) permanent

Main duties of the job

To provide CBT, with an emphasis on third wave approaches, assessment and treatment for young people between the ages of 12 and 24 experiencing a range of mental health and emotional difficulties.

To provide leadership, clinical and line supervision to a small psychology team which may include Counselling Psychologists, Integrative Psychotherapists, Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners, Child Wellbeing Practitioners and School Counsellors.

To be part of the Senior Clinical Management Team.

To provide trauma-informed treatment and supervision within Open Doors New Narratives Project working with young people and families affected by serious youth violence.

To participate in and contribute to the development of Open Doors programmes of audit, evaluation and research and assist and support service users to contribute and participate. To contribute to the production of evaluation reports and dissemination of the project.

About us

This is a senior management role within a friendly and highly dedicated service.

Open Door is a relatively small organisation, and good team relationships are important in our working environment. All the professionals working at Open Door are expected to co-operate with their colleagues in the provision of treatment and consultation, to attend meetings concerning Open Doors policy, administration and case discussions, and to contribute towards and participate in the general development of Open Door.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached Job Description and Person Specification. This role involves key areas of:

1) Monitoring and Evaluation of Risk

2) Clinical

3) New services and projects

4) Consultation

5) Teaching, Training and Supervision

6) Continued Professional Development

7) Research and Audit

8) Administrative

Person Specification



  • 1. To be registered as a full member of the BPS / BABCP / HCPC
  • 2. Minimum 3 years clinical experience, to include adolescent work


  • Training in, or experience of, other therapeutic modalities.

Additional Requirements


  • 1.Awareness of relevant ethical, professional and legal responsibilities
  • 2.Ability to work as an autonomous clinical specialist, whilst also maintaining close links with other clinicians and colleagues
  • 3.Evidence of continuing professional development
  • 4.Willingness to work from a number of locations and to work both face-to-face and remotely

Personal Characteristics


  • 1.Self-motivated
  • 2.Ability to work as part of a team
  • 3.Adaptable
  • 4.Good interpersonal skills
  • 5.Reliable
  • 6.Trustworthy
  • 7.Physical effort capacity to sit in constrained position for extended periods
  • 8.Mental effort - capacity for frequent, intense mental concentration
  • 9.Emotional effort - capacity to frequently work with highly emotional circumstances and levels of distress
  • 10.Working conditions capacity to work in a mental health setting with occasional exposure to unpleasant working conditions such as verbal aggression

Skills and Competencies


  • 1.Ability to make complex autonomous judgements based on theoretical, technical and clinical knowledge and experience
  • 2.Ability to communicate effectively in highly emotive situations: - overcoming barriers to understanding and analysing complex and conflicting opinion/emotions
  • 3.Experience in the autonomous management of personal work patterns and caseload. This includes experience in scheduling and maintaining a pattern of complex clinical and non-clinical work
  • 4.Good literary and report writing skills
  • 5.Research skills
  • 6.Time management skills
  • 7.Administrative Skills
  • 8.Good Liaison Skills
  • 9.Excellent general communication skills
  • 10.An awareness of the limitations and parameters of the treatment potential of CBT
  • 11.Practical Computer Skills



  • 1.Core mental health training and experience
  • 2.Minimum 3 years practice in relevant first profession
  • 3.Experience working as a psychologist, CBT Psychotherapist or integrative therapist with a CBT specialism with working knowledge of third wave approaches
  • 4.Experience with relevant client group
  • 5.Experience in the process of assessment for CBT
  • 6.Experience of using CBT in the treatment of complex and difficult to treat cases
  • 7.Experience of supervising other clinicians
  • 8.Knowledge of other therapeutic modalities and understanding of psychodynamic approaches


  • 1.Training in specialist trauma focussed CBT and/or EMDR
  • 2.Experience of liaison with other
  • 3.therapeutic modalities towards improving interdisciplinary understanding and to improve patient options for treatment
  • 4.Interest in / knowledge of psychodynamic approaches
  • 5.Knowledge of areas of service administration
  • 6.Knowledge of methodology associated with use of outcome measures, service user evaluations
  • 7.Experience of contributing to service development

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Open Door


12 Middle Lane

Crouch End


N8 8PL

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Date posted

12 August 2021

Pay scheme



£46,000 to £51,000 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

12 Middle Lane

Crouch End


N8 8PL

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