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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist – Addictions

Reference: 3684
Date posted: 03.09.2021
Job details
London
Temporary/ locum
Band 7, Band 8a
Sub-sector
Psychology
Professions
Clinical psychologist, Counselling psychologist
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Description

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 8a Highly Specialist Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Addictions Psychology service and work within our newly-established Rough Sleepers team.

We are seeking an experienced Psychologist to join our multidisciplinary team to help engage with the homeless population who use drugs and alcohol to help engage in community-based treatment to secure long-term accommodation. The post is available to start as soon as possible, offering full-time hours per week in a locum role.

Ideally you will have previous experience of working with addictions and be compassionate, patient and a problem-solver. The right candidate will be highly motivated and enthusiastic, using this post as an opportunity to develop their broader leadership and professional skill set alongside their clinical skills.

The role includes:

  • Providing psychological assessment, formulation and interventions – working closely and liaising with the MDT/RSPT to develop comprehensive formulations and care plans.
  • Delivering individual and group-based treatments with a focus on skills and strategies to manage difficult and distressing emotions.
  • Adapting standard interventions to the particular demands of the Team working including brief crisis interventions and working with families and carers and other members of the
  • Delivering and/or evaluating trauma informed approaches to care, in particular, by introducing team formulations.
  • Developing specific training to enhance the systematic provision of psychological interventions offered to service users.
  • Reflective practice, supervision, consultation.

With the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to service development and transformation across the service.
  • Conduct service evaluation and quality improvement projects.
  • Receive teaching/training in trauma informed approaches to care and other agreed areas.

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Hold a doctorate in either Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Be HCPC registered
  • Have previous experience with addictions
  • Be analytical and show good attention to detail

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