Due to the promotion of the existing post holder within our Greenwich OPMH Psychological Therapy Team, an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit to a full time band 7 permanent specialist clinical psychologist to work within our Greenwich OPMH service, based primarily with our CMHT.
For interested applicants, there may also be a unique opportunity to participate in the development of an innovative project with our Greenwich BAME communities.
You will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.
Community languages would be an advantage.
We would welcome applications from newly qualified clinical psychologists or Trainee Clinical Psychologists who will be qualifying this summer.
The Greenwich OPMH service Psychological Therapy Team offers a broad range of psychological input to our Older People’s Mental Health and Memory Services.
We provide a broad range of evidence based psychological interventions and support to all OPMH services (including our CMHT, Memory Service, Inpatient Units, Mental Health Liason Team and Continuing Care units).
You will join well-established, friendly multi-disciplinary teams, which comprise professionals from psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and admin alongside a well-regarded psychological therapy team.
You will provide a comprehensive evidence based assessment, including neuropsychological assessment, and therapy service, including individual, group, couple and family based interventions, as well as workshops, for service users, families and carers, within our CMHT and Memory Services.
You will contribute to the therapeutic functions of the OPMH teams, including training, supervision, consultation and psychological formulation.
Services will be delivered both in clinics and in clients own homes.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in the development of an innovative project with our Greenwich BAME communities, i ncluding developing and delivering a Trusted Leaders training package to increase BAME access to our services.
Time for CPD will be written into your individualised job plan, and you will be supported to join the Oxleas bespoke Newly Qualified Programme.
You will be professionally accountable to the Greenwich Head of Specialty for Older People’s Mental Health, and specialist clinical supervision will be provided within the Greenwich Specialty service.
You will also be supported by the team managers who co-ordinate and manage the CMHT.
The OPMH psychological therapy team in Greenwich are strongly committed to providing outcome focused, evidence based interventions to clients, their families and their support network at the time they need it.
We work closely with our IAPT Older People’s Champion. The input from psychological therapists is highly valued and respected within OPMH and across the Trust, and we undertake important roles, not only in clinical work, but also in management, service development and clinical governance.
We welcome and encourage research and audit interests, including co-producing research with our service users through our strong, co-led, Research-Net group.
You will be encouraged to consolidate and further develop your skills and expertise in a friendly and supportive multi-professional and multi-agency context.
We have strong links with our Psychological therapy colleagues working in Older Peoples Mental Health Services inBromley and Bexley, and we also work with colleagues in Adult Mental Health, Community Health and Primary care.
The Greenwich Directorate Psychological Therapy team boasts a variety of therapeutic skills including group analysis, psychotherapy, MBT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, family therapy, art therapy and neuropsychology.
This provides the opportunity to access expert supervision in a range of therapeutic approaches, in addition to being able to access a network of specialist supervision groups across the trust.
Our Trust has a bespoke Psychological Therapy CPD Programme which regularly delivers sessions attended by psychological therapists working in services across the Trust.
In addition, there are local CPD events for borough based teams. Supervision is a Trust priority and as a result there are strong supervision structures and support.
The Trust has an active Research and Developmen t team which results in regularQuality Improvement projects and research opportunities.
The Psychological therapies team welcomes students across professions to ensure continual learning and supporting the next generation of clinical staff.
Equality and Diversity is a high priority for us, for all staff and service users. We have a dedicated Human Rights Advisor, offer a BME Coaching and Mentoring Programme, and have a number of staff networks : Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) Network, Disability Action Group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LBGT+) network, the Straight Allies programme and the Lived Experience Network (LEN).
Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request