Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Fixed Term 9 Months
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service, 2nd Floor Beaumont House | Mile End Hospital |
£33,222 to £43,041 pa + HCA
22/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


We are looking for an enthusiastic psychologist with experience of working with people with learning disabilities to join the Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disabilities Service on a full-time basis, but we can be flexible, for up to 9 months.

This position will provide lots of exciting opportunities to join an expanding team of psychological therapists, trainees and assistants. There will be a broad range of opportunities to work with clients with a range of presentations, provide consultation and training to staff teams and family carers, and engage in service development work under the supervision of clinicians with significant experience of work in this area.

Tower Hamlets is a diverse and vibrant community and there will be many opportunities to work at an individual, family system, organisational and community level in developing and delivering services that aim to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jason Crabtree, telephone 02077715537, email jason.crabtree1@nhs.net

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