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(Substance Abuse) – Band 8c – London

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(Substance Abuse) – Band 8c – London

Reference: 22560
Date posted: 11.06.2024
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London
Temporary/ locum
Specialism
Psychology
Sub specialism
Counselling psychologist
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(Substance Abuse) – Band 8c – London

Are you a skilled and passionate Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with expertise in adult mental health and substance abuse? Pulse Mental Health, a leading recruitment agency specializing in mental health services, is seeking a dedicated and experienced Psychologist to join our team on a locun  basis for an initial period of 16 months. This role offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the field of substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Position Overview: As a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist specializing in Adult Mental Health (Substance Abuse), you will play a crucial role in delivering high-quality psychological interventions and support to individuals struggling with substance use disorders. Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will assess, diagnose, and treat clients using evidence-based therapeutic approaches, empowering them to overcome addiction and achieve sustainable recovery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and formulations for clients with substance use disorders, addressing both their addiction and underlying mental health issues.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client, incorporating evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Provide individual and group therapy sessions, delivering psychoeducation, relapse prevention strategies, and skills training to support clients in their recovery journey.
  • Collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, nurses, and support workers, to ensure integrated and holistic care for clients.
  • Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress throughout treatment, adjusting interventions as needed to optimize outcomes and promote long-term recovery.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical documentation and records in compliance with regulatory standards and organizational policies.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of training programs and workshops for staff and community partners on topics related to substance abuse and mental health.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral-level qualification (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology from an accredited program.
  • Full registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist.
  • Extensive experience working in adult mental health settings, with a focus on substance abuse treatment and recovery.
  • Proven expertise in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals with substance use disorders, including CBT, MI, and DBT.
  • Strong clinical assessment and formulation skills, with the ability to develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport and build therapeutic alliances with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to professional development and continuous learning in the field of substance abuse treatment and recovery.
  • Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

 

Why Pulse? 

  • First class support and advice from our team of dedicated and experienced consultants
  • £300 recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • Have access to ipoint our Electronic timesheet processing app
  • Variety of work opportunities in both the NHS and private sectors
  • Access to high-quality CPD training events
  • Different payment methods available PAYE, Umbrella, PSC and LTD

 

How to Apply: If you are a compassionate and dedicated Psychologist with expertise in adult mental health and substance abuse, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Please submit your CV below 

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We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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