Clinical Psychologist CAMHS

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
York House, 411 Barking Road
£36,223 to £46,314 pa HCA Inc.
28/05/2018 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.

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.



Specialist Services Directorate


Newham CAMHS Child and Family Consultation Service


Clinical/Counselling Psychologist


Band 7

3 Full-time, permanent posts

37.5 hours weekly

Contact: Dr Laura Salvo or Dr Ruth Sweeting 0207 055 8400 or

We are seeking three enthusiastic and creative clinical/counselling psychologists with CAMHS experience to work in the socially and ethnically diverse borough of Newham.

Applicants who have experience and appreciation of some of the richness and complexities of working inter-culturally are welcomed. These posts are part of a comprehensive Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, within the East London NHS Foundation Trust. The posts will include the provision of specialist CAMHS advice/consultation and mental health assessment, specialised clinical interventions and liaison with other agencies.

The successful candidates will be part of a stimulating and supportive multidisciplinary child and adolescent mental health team. There is a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS and the wider NHS Foundation Trust including many learning and teaching opportunities.

Each post will have 3 sessions in Front Door Team and 7 sessions in either ADHD team, Learning Disabilities/Autism Team or one of the Emotional and Behavioural Teams. The posts will involve working within two teams:

- the Front Door Team, and the ADHD Team

- the Front Door Team and the LD/A Team

- the Front Door Team and one of the two Emotional and Behavioural Teams.

Duties will be varied and will include managing a caseload within the multi-disciplinary ADHD team, Learning Disabilities/ Autism team or one of the Emotional and Behavioural Teams in order to provide brief treatment and other interventions. The teams value consultation and liaison with professional networks and clinical formulation.

The role will also include contributing to the established Front Door Team, which formed as a quality improvement initiative. It continues to be successful in improving client experience by making contact with clients within 1 to 2 weeks and signposting to the appropriate service within or outside of CAMHS on a telephone/ face-to-face triage basis.  This has resulted in a reduction of waiting times, improvement of non-attendance rates and more appropriate initial allocations by matching clients to the most appropriate clinician and pathway. The post-holder would also help develop the link between their two teams.

Newham CAMHS is a large and vibrant specialist child and adolescent mental health service with a reputation for innovation and flexibility in meeting the complex mental health support needs of Newham's children, young people and families. It is centrally located on one site in Plaistow, Newham, and provides an extensive and growing range of services including multi-disciplinary specialist teams such as the Emotional & Behavioural Teams, Adolescent Mental Health Team, Paediatric Liaison Team, Neurodevelopmental Team, Looked After Children Team and Social Care/Families First Team. There is a broad spectrum of disciplines (approximately 50 whole time equivalent clinical staff) and a long tradition of effective multidisciplinary and interagency working. The service undertakes considerable outreach and consultation work and runs a rolling training programme for Tier 1 workers.

The provisional date for interviews 19th June 2018.

Please contact Dr Laura Salvo or Dr Ruth Sweeting on 0207 055 8400 or at if you would like further information.

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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

Ian Mckay, telephone 07812 980946, email