Clinical Psychologist

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SS TH Community CAMHS
37.5 hours per week
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SS TH Community CAMHS
£46,897 to £54,983 pa inc HCA
25/02/2018 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.


Can you hit the ground running.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a CAMHS in Social Care Team within Tower Hamlets. This multi-disciplinary CAMHS team is embedded within Childrens Social Care in the borough providing crucial services to children and young people who are subject to Child in Need, Child Protection and Looked After Children plans. The work of the team is varied, including the provision of consultation and training to the wider social care workforce, screening of the emotional wellbeing of children as they come into the care system, the provision of specialist CAMHS assessments and treatments of children who meet a mental health threshold as well as clinical interventions designed to enhance the Social Care plan. The post is supported by senior CAMHS staff located within Social Care as well as the wider Clinical Psychology group within mainstream CAMHS. Should applicants be shortlisted for interview there will be a short presentation on the benefits for vulnerable children and families of partnership working between CAMHS and Childrens Social Care.

Closing date: 25/02/18
Interviews dates: 02/03/18

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information contract Dr Paula Corredor-Lopez Mob: 07775762995 or Peter Cox Mob: 07984668355.

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