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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
SS Child & Family Consultation Service
£47,078 to £54,633 pa inc HCA
24/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

Specialist Services Directorate
Newham CAMHS Child and Family Consultation Service
Clinical psychologist
Band 8a
Full-time, permanent post, 6 sessions Neurodevelopmental Pathway, 4 sessions Emotional & Behavioural Pathway

37.5 hours weekly
We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative clinical psychologist with CAMHS experience to come and work in the socially and ethnically diverse borough of Newham.

Applicants who have experience and appreciation of some of the richness and complexities of working inter-culturally are welcomed. This post is part of a comprehensive Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, within the East London NHS Foundation Trust.  This post will include the provision of specialist CAMHS advice/consultation and mental health assessment, specialised clinical interventions and liaison with other agencies.
The successful candidate will be part of a stimulating and supportive multidisciplinary child and adolescent mental health team. There is a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS and the wider NHS Foundation Trust including many learning and teaching opportunities.

The post will involve working within two teams the Neurodevelopmental Pathway and the emotional and Behavioural Pathway.

Duties will be varied and will include managing a caseload within the multi-disciplinary NDT in order to provide brief treatment for often co-occurring emotional and behavioural difficulties. The team values consultation and liaison with professional networks and clinical formulation. Members of the team have interests in a variety of areas, including modified CBT, systemic practice, behavioural management and mindfulness.

Newham CAMHS is a large and vibrant specialist child and adolescent mental health service with a reputation for innovation and flexibility in meeting the complex mental health support needs of Newham's children, young people and families. It is centrally located on one site in Plaistow, Newham, and provides an extensive and growing range of services including multi-disciplinary specialist teams such as the Emotional & Behavioural Teams, Adolescent Mental Health Team, Paediatric Liaison Team, Neurodevelopmental Team, Looked After Children Team and Social Care/Families First Team. There is a broad spectrum of disciplines (approximately 50 whole time equivalent clinical staff) and a long tradition of effective multidisciplinary and interagency working. The service undertakes considerable outreach and consultation work and runs a rolling training programme for Tier 1 workers.

The provisional date for interviews  Provisionally w/c 11th March 2019

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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

Please contact Dr Regina Sala or Dr Jonathan Wells on 0207 055 8400

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