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Practitioner Psychologist - DAWS (Hammersmith & Fulham)

Job Introduction

Part Time / Flexible Working Considered 

Remote Applicants Considered

Do you want to help build a brighter future for communities and individuals in Hammersmith & Fulham doing a highly rewarding job. Turning Point’s drug & alcohol services are currently expanding during a really exciting time in the sector with new funding and investment. We have a range of roles for people passionate about supporting others to make change.

At Turning Point, we are recognised leaders in provision of service for people with substance use and mental health problems. By providing the right support at the right time and making sure that people can find all the help they need through a single point of contact, we have grown into one of the largest providers of substance use services in England. We are looking for a talented Practitioner Psychologist to ensure the high quality development and provision of psychologically informed interventions within our Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Services in Hammersmith & Fulham and bring a psychologically informed perspective to multiagency working.

Role Responsibility

You will use your expertise to offer psychological assessment and formulation and build on a range of evidence-based psychological treatment approaches to support the recovery journey of people experiencing substance use and/or mental health difficulties. In addition to offering psychological therapy to a small caseload of service users with complex needs, you will be expected to consult with colleagues on psychological aspects of treatment and ensure the offer of a psychological perspective within the multi-disciplinary team. Line managing staff such as Advanced Practitioners, Group Leads, Assistant Psychologists, providing clinical supervision for Assistant Psychologists and practice supervision to staff offering psychosocial interventions will be a vital part of your role. In addition to these responsibilities, you will be expected to lead on the development of integrated care pathways with primary mental health partner agencies.

Beyond the operational level, you will oversee the use of outcome measures for psychosocial interventions and  lead on  the management of databases, audit and evaluation related to psychosocial and psychological provision. You will explore ways to continuously improve our services by participating in national psychosocial service development in response to needs analysis, supporting the development and governance of psychosocial  and psychological interventions and training and coaching in psychosocial and psychological approaches for local Turning Point staff and external partner agencies. You will be invited to work with our national team of Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists to lead selected national psychology team work streams.

The Ideal Candidate

Along with current registration through the Health and Social Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist, you will need a doctorate in your professional specialism and proven ability to deliver psychological services. You will have experience of providing, practice managerial or clinical supervision and of offering psychological therapies to people with mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Excellent communication skills, knowledge of IT systems, passion, energy and enthusiasm to be an advocate for change and support staff teams through change, to be person centred in your approach to colleagues and people we support and to add to the delivery of positive outcomes, will all contribute to you becoming a vital member of our clinical team.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 33 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 35 days. Plus the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to u
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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