Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £28,138 for 22.5 hours per week
Job Published: April 11, 2018 14:20

Job Description

Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist - King George's Hostel

Team: King George's Hostel

Location: Westminster

No. of Vacancies: 1

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Salary: £28,138 for 22.5 hours per week (Equivalent to AFC Band 8A full time pay of £46,897). Starting salary dependent on experience, within the band.

Closing Date: 02/05/2018

Ref No: SHP573

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

SHP is a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 7,000 lives every year.

SHP believes in the importance of working with our clients in a psychologically informed manner.

We are looking for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our team at King George’s Hostel in Westminster to develop and provide a specialist psychology service to the clients, many of whom have been rough sleepers and a significant proportion of the clients present with multiple and complex needs. This is a service that SHP have recently taken over and we are ambitious about developing it in line with our values.

The successful applicant will embed a psychologically informed environment within the service and develop and deliver specialised training and support to staff to enable them to better understand and work effectively with clients’ presentation, behaviour and difficulties, including the impact of early life experiences & complex trauma.

The role will also involve regular case consultation regarding complex client cases and sharing feedback to improve practice, learning and team work, as well as ensuring a specialist psychological perspective is available to inform the work of statutory and voluntary agencies working with clients, where appropriate attending multi-agency case conferences, as well as informing team or service dynamics.

We are looking for someone with excellent clinical & practice development skills who is passionate both about working with people with extremely complex needs and about developing best practice and making a positive difference in their lives and the service they are provided with. You will need to be creative, confident and able to inspire others.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced individual to shape an innovative project with a high profile in Westminster. It will include a high level of client contact, opportunities to work with external agencies such as statutory mental health services, substance use services, other community based organisations and a chance to be part of a growing, innovative organisation at the forefront of tackling homelessness in the capital. At SHP, you will also benefit from working alongside other psychologists and clinical professionals and receive clinical supervision as well as highly regarded internal learning and development.

If you would like to know more about the role in detail, or would like the opportunity to visit the services to see first hand what the role entails we would be pleased to hear from you. If that is the case please contact Jeremy Nicholas on 07800 936 434 (who will be available from the 9th April).

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 (midnight)

Interviews to be held: Wednesday, 9th May 2018

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer.

SHP’s attractive benefits package includes:

  • Highly competitive starting salaries which are amongst the best in the sector
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in some services
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight paid Bank Holidays)
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • A contributory pension scheme to which SHP will pay in the equivalent 5% of your annual salary
  • Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme, childcare vouchers and payroll giving
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff