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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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SS BED Mid Emotional and Behavioural Team, 24 Grove Place Bedford MK40 3JJ
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
25/08/2019 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.

CAMHS Emotional & Behavioural Team (EBT2) Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a (1.00wte) permanent position.


‪If you are looking to consolidate your broad based clinical / counselling psychology skills within a supportive environment, this is the role for you. The Emotional & Behavioral Team are a multidisciplinary team working with children, young people and their families within a multi-agency context. The clinical work is rewarding and multi-faceted, tapping your skills at multiple levels using strong theory practice links. We are looking for a dynamic and organised Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to join our friendly and professional team.  The post-holder will be offering comprehensive assessment and treatment to a wide variety of presentations.  The post-holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy, self-management and drive with the ability to work well in a team and within the multi-agency environment. 

‪To support you in this role, you will receive regular, separate clinical and management supervision sessions, access to a variety of CPD sessions, and annual performance appraisals.  The work of the team is managed and supervised by a Clinical Team Lead which is strongly supported by our experienced Lead for Psychological Therapies whom is involved in all aspects of service development and in particular keen to offer peer supervision to Clinical Psychologist and ensuring they also have the opportunity to participate in weekly clinical discussions with the team. 

‪The Senior Management Team within Beds CAMHS is committed to staff development:  there are regular opportunities for staff to apply for appropriate training courses, including IAPT, and to get involved in quality improvement initiatives and new developments in the service, some associated with a higher banding during the time of the project.  We also have a significant number of positions in the trust for clinicians up to band 8D, opening up paths for promotion for ambitious members of staff.  The East London NHS Trust prioritizes staff wellbeing and we are introducing a range of staff wellbeing initiatives to support this. 

The team is part of a large, dynamic and successful CAMHs service which comprises of 3 emotional and behavioural teams, a neurodevelopmental team, a LAC team, a CAMHs schools team, a parent-infant psychotherapy team, a paediatric team, a GP team, an adolescent mental health team, a crisis team and an eating disorders service. We also have embedded workers in Early Help, CDC and social care. We have recently been successful in recruiting 4 IAPT recruit to train trainees and have an excellent track record of supporting and mentoring staff.
‪This post is based in Bedford, Bedfordshire, close to the M1 and easily reached by rail and car from North London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.  The clinic also has the added benefit of free parking and all clinicians are supported by very dedicated and efficient administrative staff.  The team is based at Rush Court in Bedford although the post-holder would need to be able to attend meetings as required in the community so a car user is essential for this role.

‪It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible. We have the right to close adverts once we receive 50 applications. Off line or late applications will be not accepted.

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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

01234 310800 and speak to:

‪‪Dr Alex Harborne, Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Lead for Psychological Therapies, Bedfordshire CAMHs

Kate Kapasi, Clinical Team Lead / Emotional & Behavioural Team Mid Bedfordshire