Band 6 Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
C&H Unity House
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum, pro-rata part time
28/02/2018 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.


A vacancy for a Band 6 social worker/nurse/Occupational Therapist has arisen in the forward thinking City & Hackney Therapeutic Community & Outreach service based at Unity House, 2 Crozier Terrace, London E9 6AT. This service in Hackney is part of the Specialist Psychotherapy Service within the East London Foundation Trust. It was founded in 2007 and provides a range of services for individuals with severe and disabling psychological difficulties and disorders, in particular, Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. The foremost aim of the Service is to help people to find a way back into society and into active lives as far as this is possible, often through exploring ways to best deal with and manage their emotional instability and other disabilities resulting from their mental health problems.

The service provides a number of therapeutic programmes using a Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) approach, offering a weekly group and individual treatment. In addition, the role will include active participation in the Outreach pathway through carrying a designated outreach caseload and directly liaising with others teams working with this client group in the borough such as the inpatient wards, home treatment teams; A&E and the other local services.

The role will also involve providing training, consultancy and support to professionals both within and outside of the Trust, to help increase their skills and knowledge in working with this service-user group.

The role is for someone with a core qualification in mental health: social work, nursing, OT or psychologist, with experience of working in a mental-health setting, wishing to (a) develop and further their understanding of working with this client group (b) with an interest in working in a psychotherapeutic milieu utilising a number of evidence-based therapies.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated and creative clinician looking to develop their career and in turn we will offer a containing, thoughtful work environment with training in Mentalisation Based therapy ,adequate supervision and the opportunity to work in a challenging but lively borough.

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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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