Eating Disorder Therapist Band 7


Main area
Mental Health
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
SS Community Eating Disorders Service
£38,035 to £ 48,256 per annum INC HCA
28/05/2018 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.


East London Community Eating Disorders Service for Children and Young People CAMHS 
Band 7 Eating Disorders Specialist

Can you help us meet the challenge?

Clinical Psychologist, family therapist, specialist nurse, psychotherapist, arts therapist.

Permanent post

5 days a week - 37.5 hours

This is an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary Community Eating Disorders Team (CEDS-CYP). The service provides evidence-based psychological interventions to young people with Eating Disorders and their families in the London Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and City& Hackney. The service serves a diverse population so the post involves the opportunity to work with a broad range of eating disorder presentations and comorbidities.

We hope you will enjoy being part of our innovative service that was launched in 2016 and is developing its scope and interventions, as well as its contribution to eating disorder research. We are looking for a CAMHS professional who combines experience working with children and families with a special interest in eating disorder, and who would enjoy being part of a friendly and creative team.

You will be part of a team of multidisciplinary professionals including Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Paediatrics, and Dietetics. We are looking for a reflective staff member who can work effectively within multi-disciplinary contexts, communicates well, enjoys working with individuals, families and groups, and will bring motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to the role. In addition to delivering therapeutic work you will share your expertise through consultations and training with the wider CAMHS workforce. Training opportunities are available to develop specialist skills in Eating Disorder care.


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

We welcome phone calls or visits from interested candidates. Please contact Dr Laura Fialko mobile: 07748624597

Closing date: Sunday 27/5/2018
Interview date: Friday 08/06/18

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