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Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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SS BED Neuro-Developmental Team, 24 Grove Place, BEDFORD, MK40 3JT
£33,222 to £43,041 pa
03/03/2019 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.

Job Title : Clinical Psychologist

Band : Band 7

Pay : £33,222 to £43,041 per annum

Location: Bedfordshire


The Neurodevelopmental Team are expanding and to add to our Clinical Psychology team, we are looking to recruit another Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to share the vision of delivering an excellent innovative service to children, young people and their families whilst developing professionally and personally.

We aim to offer individually tailored support for children and young people (CYP), aged 0-19 who present with a range of neurodevelopmental difficulties. You will gain experience of working with children who have a global learning disability, learning difficulties and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. The role involves developing complex assessments and formulations which are contributed to by the multidisciplinary teams and shared  within the multi-agency context.

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about and committed to working with children and young people who have a neurodevelopmental difficulties and their families. In addition, showing a commitment to multi-agency working is central to our approach, providing timely input to cross-agency reporting and safeguarding.

You will be supporting families in holistic ways and as such, will contribute to shared formulations drawing on a range of models including neuropsychological, systemic, behavioural and biological models. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team and other agencies in a variety of community settings including school, home and respite settings using a range of different modalities. The post holder will have principal bases according to their job description and will be required to work across county according to client and service need in a planned way.

The ideal candidate will be:

Able to develop individual case formulations for all CYP integrating clinical assessment data with evidence based therapeutic models in order to plan interventions for CYP and collaboratively engage them in the process of interventions.

Able to plan and lead workshops and therapeutic groups with CYP and families.

Able to maintain a high degree of professionalism when working in settings where there is a highly emotive atmosphere.

Flexible in their approach and have resilience under pressure

Able to work both in a team environment and autonomously

In return, we offer regular supervision, appraisal, personal development planning and opportunities for continuing professional development.


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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

Dr Tejinder Kondel-Laws

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Team Lead 

Neurodevelopmental Team (NDT)

CAMHS Bedfordshire

Mob: 07741 703923

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