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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 Per Week
Job ref
TH AMH Stepney & Wapping Community Mental Health Team
£39,866 to £49,704 per annum HCA Inc Pro-rata Part Time
16/12/2018 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.

East London NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission and is one of the first NHS providers of mental health services to be awarded top ratings. Tower Hamlets is looking to recruit a highly motivated HCPC-registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to a Band 7 post at our Stepney & Wapping locality. We will consider psychologists in training who will be qualifying this year, however if this is the case the successful candidate will be appointed at band 6 on a fixed term six month contract, with the expectation that they will be HCPC registered within this time. On the application, candidates need to be able to demonstrate their competence in the administration and interpretation of cognitive and neuropsychological assessments.

The post would be suitable for a newly or recently qualified Psychologist keen to take on the challenges of working in a diverse borough with complex presentations. Candidates should have an interest in working with severe and enduring mental illness and high comorbidity, with clients from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The post holder will be expected to work alongside other Psychologists, including a Highly Specialist Counselling Psychologist who will also provide supervision.

The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant multi-disciplinary team operating out of our community office with a special focus on providing input to the locality inpatient wards at Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health at Mile End Hospital. The post holder would work alongside the teams 8a Psychologist providing assessment and empirically-informed, but necessarily flexible, therapy to service users. In collaboration with more senior staff the successful candidate will contribute to staff training and provide psychological advice (informal, ad hoc, and formal consultation) to other staff, support family members and liaise with primary and secondary care providers and various other statutory and non-statutory agencies involved in service users care.

In addition to membership of the above team the successful candidate will be closely involved with the Department of Adult Mental Health Psychology, under whose governance they will experience continuing professional development, including regular specific psychological training and liaison with North Thames Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses. Within this lively and enthusiastic Adult Community Psychology Team a range of approaches is promoted, including CBT, CFT, CAT and psychodynamic, supported by strong peer and specialist supervision.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Greg Neal, telephone 02077915200, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127