Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
09 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust is committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

South West London & St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) provides mental health services at primary, secondary and tertiary levels to the residents of Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston, Merton and Sutton.

Talk Wandsworth - the new Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for Wandsworth - offers evidenced-based psychological treatments, including CBT, IPT, DIT and BCT to its residents. The service is professionally led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and operationally led by a Clinical Manager. The clinical team includes qualified Clinical / Counselling Psychologists and CBT Therapists, IAPT High Intensity Trainees, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Graduate Mental Health Workers, all of whom provide evidence-based psychological interventions in line with NICE guidance.

We are looking for an experienced Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist to join our team of clinicians. The successful applicant will provide Step 3 diagnostic assessments and CBT treatment to clients presenting with depression, anxiety disorders LTC, and bulimic eating disorders.

Applications from candidates with qualifications and expertise in IPT and mindfulness-based CBT are especially welcomed. The successful applicant will work across the three IAPT localities of West Wandsworth, Wandle and Battersea, as well as having more one or more dedicated areas of project work. They will also be involved in the weekly supervision of Graduate Mental Health Workers and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

The post-holder will receive regular clinical supervision from one of the two Step 3 Leads (8a), and there will be opportunities to attend monthly in-house CPD sessions and two-monthly one-day CBT training workshops.

The service operates from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. Shift patterns are from 8am to 4pm and 12noon to 8pm and the post holder will be required to work flexible hours in line with this. This can be negotiated and will include week-day evenings and occasional weekends.

Please visit our website for further information

Interviews will be held on at the Talk Wandsworth Hub at 56 Tooting High Street London, SW17 0RN

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nazanin Aswad on 07870856010, ( Email address removed ).

South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

Staff benefits include; staff accommodation, childcare, health and fitness services and season ticket loans. For further information on benefits available please visit our website.

Due to the high volume of applications received for some roles South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust reserve the right to close any job adverts early. You are therefore advised to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Please note priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees.

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is a smoke-free Trust.

Please note: Employment at South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band .

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.

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