Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
16 Jan 2020
14 Feb 2020

Job Description

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (4 days/week)

Location: London (The Havens is based at three sites: Camberwell, Whitechapel and Paddington)

This post is open to female applicants only as it is a genuine occupational requirement under The Equality Act 2010, part 1 schedule 9.

The Havens is London’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), based on three sites - Camberwell, Whitechapel and Paddington. We are a longstanding partnership initiative between the Mayors' Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and NHS England to improve the care offered to victims of sexual assault and rape. The service is provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Havens provide comprehensive forensic, medical and psychosocial aftercare services to complainants of serious sexual assault.

Applications are invited for a band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist 0.8WTE (4 days). We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Clinical/Counselling psychologist with experience of working with adult clients who have experienced sexual violence and trauma. You will have relevant experience in providing psychological assessment and intervention to adults in one to one therapy as well as groups and workshops. Experience of assessing and managing risk in the context of mental health and safeguarding is vital as well as experience of providing short to medium-term therapy.

The successful candidate will have experience in a comprehensive range of psychological therapies (including TF-CBT), risk assessment, consultation and training. You will need the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with responsibility to ensure the systematic provision of a high quality specialist therapeutic and liaison service to adults who have experienced sexual assault and/or rape across all sectors of care and alongside external statutory and non-statutory agencies.

The post holder will help develop the Havens Psychology and Counselling service and ensure the development of strong inter-agency relationships is established. The successful candidate will utilise doctoral level psychological knowledge in contributing to the development, implementation and review of services for patients and staff.

You will receive regular clinical and professional supervision according to British Psychological Society (BPS), Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). The post holder will attend relevant training required to work in the Havens and will participate in weekly internal CPD. You will join an enthusiastic Psychology and Counselling team and you will contribute to teaching, training, audit, research, service develop ment and review of relevant service policies and guidelines.

You will be responsible for supervising junior members of the team and may be required to work some evenings and the occasional Saturday.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. A willingness to rise to the challenges presented by this area of work and a commitment to providing an excellent service to clients who have experienced sexual assault are necessary.

It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible as adverts may close earlier if there is a high response.

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Equality and Diversity Information

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Annual Reports and Other Corporate Publications

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Our Values (Links to a Video on 'You Tube')

King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre Website

King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

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