Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Band 7 £41,902 - £47,684 pa pro rata
Reference: 363-SS7901-H
Job Published: October 18, 2021 14:08

Job Description

The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health, London

Clinical Psychologist

Job Ref: 363-SS7901-H

Salary: Band 7 £41,902 - £47,684 pa pro rata

Permanent - 30 hours

Full time or other part time options may be available

Does the idea of bringing psychological innovation to the heart of ward-based care energise you? Do you thrive in working in dynamic environments which require creative therapeutic responses? Are you committed to working compassionately with young people, their families and colleagues? If so, we have a opportunity for you to join our team at the Coborn Centre in East London.

The Coborn Centre is located in well resourced, purpose-built premises at Newham University Hospital. We work with 12-18 year old young people and their families across the East London boroughs of Newham, Hackney & Tower Hamlets as well as Luton and Bedfordshire and other London boroughs. The Centre comprises of 12 acute beds, 16 intensive care beds and up to eight day patient places. The service has led the way in the design of adolescent mental health facilities nationally. We have been awarded an excellent by the QNIC accreditation process and outstanding by the CQC.

The client group is varied and challenging; young people presenting with eating disorders, psychosis, low mood, anxiety disorders such as OCD and emotion regulation difficulties; autism or learning difficulties or be in need of an assessment; physical health needs. We work alongside an eclectic and dynamic multi-disciplinary staff group including family therapists, an art therapist, a drama therapist, social workers, nursing, occupational therapists and many more.

The Clinical Psychology team provides formulation driven, therapeutic assessments in order to facilitate an understanding of the young persons strengths and needs. From the assessment, interventions are offered both directly and through consultation with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team.

As a team, we draw on skills in third-wave CBT areas of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness, tailored relapse prevention packages for psychosis and CBT for eating disorders. Our approach follows a Trauma Informed Care approach and attachment forms a key part of our thinking and interventions. We also provide a significant group programme across the centre and provide cognitive assessments and autism assessments for young people when appropriate.

Psychological input begins at admission and is focused on enabling young people to return to their community as soon as possible. The psychology team each work across all parts of the centre.

You’ll join the psychology team which consists of one Lead Clinical Psychologist, one Senior Clinical Psychologist and one other band 7 Clinical Psychologist. You will continue to develop the psychology provision through providing supervision to the wider MDT as well as hold a clinical case load. There will be considerable opportunities for developing your clinical leadership skills, sharing your clinical expertise and developing your capacity to enjoy multi-disciplinary team working. We would value your input to our quality improvement programme, and the development of psychological skills within the wider team.

We’re committed to staff development and reflective practice, with considerable resources in the team and wider trust to support this. We welcome informal enquiries and would enjoy talking with you about our work.

Please contact Kamel Cheradi via email or call 020 7540 6789.

Closing date: 7 November 2021