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Clinical Psychologist Band 8a

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Fixed Term 12 Months
37.5 hours per week
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TH AMH Isle of Dogs Community Mental Health Team
£49,077 to £56,632 pa inc HCA
24/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist for Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Mental Health Team.
Band 8a 1 Year fixed term contract.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to lead psychological provision for The Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Mental Health Team.
You will act as Lead Psychologist for this team will work closely with the Operational and Clinical Leads to ensure the delivery of a high quality psychological service to service users and families. You will supervise the B7 psychologist working across the CMHT and locality inpatient wards. You will promote psychologically informed practice and will have a significant role in our Co-Production agenda. There are significant opportunities for service development.

We are looking for someone who is keen to take on the challenges of working in a diverse borough with service users presenting complex social and health needs. The post holder will need to have an interest and experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness and high comorbidity with clients from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We are seeking someone who values and enjoys multi-disciplinary team working, co-production, indirect psychological interventions, and are able to work collaboratively across different agencies. We welcome innovations and a readiness to try out new ideas as part of our commitment to continuous improvement and the development of our staff.

Your service area is part of the wider psychology and psychological therapy provision in Tower Hamlets, and you would be joining a community of psychologists and psychological therapists working across Inpatient, CMHT, EI, perinatal, art therapies, personalities disorder services, substance misuse, homelessness, learning difficulties, older adults, PTS, psychiatric liaison, community health, community access service and primary care. The department aims to develop and deliver our services through coproduction with people with lived experience and has an excellent relationship with the Local Recovery College. We meet regularly and support professional development in a range of ways.


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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

Dr Helen Lister, Clinical Psychologist, Isle of Dogs CMHT or Aileen Valydon, Operational Lead

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4165