Senior Child Psychotherapist

Band 8b

Main area
Community Services
Band 8b
Job ref
£47,092 to £58,217 pa
07/03/2018 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.


**Previous Applicants Need Not Apply**

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Child Psychotherapist to join our thriving and innovative multi-disciplinary Emotional & Behavioural Team (EBT). Luton Specialist CAMHS is part of ELFT (East London Foundation Trust), which also provides CAMHS services in East London and Bedfordshire.
Luton CAMHS is a busy team working to four discrete child and adolescent mental health pathways: emotional & behavioural difficulties in childhood and adolescence, adolescent crisis care, neurodevelopmental child & adolescent care and targeted CAMH services (including an Early Years Service, Schools Service and Stronger Families Partnership). The aim of the Emotional and Behavioural Team (EBT) is to deliver a wide range of mental health assessments and treatments to children and young people between the ages of 0-18.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Child Psychotherapist to bring a psychodynamic perspective to the leadership and clinical thinking in the team. They will provide guidance on brief evidence informed therapies that can help address the capacity of and demand on services.
The post holder will have a primary focus on offering general as well as specialist child & adolescent assessments and treatments, clinical and line management supervision and making a contribution towards achieving the wider EBT and Luton CAMH Service objectives. The post-holder will provide clinical leadership across the EBT and contribute towards the planning, coordination and delivery of core CAMHS interventions as are undertaken by and across the service. The post holder will support the Psychological Therapies Leads within the Luton CAMH Service across the teams and pathways and contribute to senior management meetings.
Experience of working within CAMHS is essential. Masters or Doctoral level knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic models and interventions, suitable for the population, is essential. Candidates must be professionally or state registered or in the process of completing their registration.
For further information regarding this post, please contact:
Jenny Doe or Dr Marc Van Roosmalen, Psychological Co-Leads, Luton CAMHS
Linda Hurst, General Manager, Luton CAMHS

Telephone number: 01582 708140.

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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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