Psychologist - Camden Substance Misuse Service

Job Title: Psychologist - Camden Substance Misuse Service
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Camden Town
Salary: £46,823 pa
Job Published: February 01, 2021 12:37

Job Description

Psychologist - Camden Substance Misuse Service

£46,823 pa

Full time, 37.5hrs per week (will consider part-time applicants)


Camden, London

SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

We are currently looking for an innovative and resilient Psychologist to work within our Camden's Adult Pathway Services.  As the post-holder, you will be based within our Camden's substance use services, working with clients who may be pre-contemplative about their substance use.  

Your role will involve you providing one to one sessions with clients, group work and support to the highly committed staff teams.  You will also provide your expertise in broader support (including reflective practice, case formulations and training) to services across the Adult Pathway, in the development of PIE (Psychologically Informed Environments).

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of working as a qualified Psychologist, including post-qualification experience within the specialty, coupled with an understanding of PIE.  You will also have experience of working with homeless, socially excluded and/or hard to engage client groups who have experienced multiple exclusions.  

In return, we can provide you with a dynamic, person-centred working environment, where you will be empowered to support clients with complex needs, adopt a personalised approach to care that maximises independence, choice and control, while following our philosophy of PIE.   

You will also have access to a personalised Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to extend your skills to ensure you excel. The service also has well established links to the local psychology networks and strong ethos of supervision and reflective practice.

Closing date: 21st February 2021 (at Midnight)

Interview date: 2nd & 3rd March 2021

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

  • Our attractive benefits package includes:
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited.