Clinical/Counselling Senior Psychologist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Are you are hoping to join a enthusiastic, skilled and driven community team look no further join the London Borough of Havering Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

The service operates a 9am-5pm Monday -Friday service from the main site in Romford, which is a short walk away from the new TFL Elizabeth Line. We provide access, assessment, treatment following recommended guidance to a growing population of 0-18-year-olds. We work as a fully integrated MDT working alongside and in collaboration with primary care, universal, targeted and specialised MH services, as well as our educational providers and local authority colleagues.

The London Borough of Havering CAMH service, is also working with the national collaborative and The RCPsych to positively focus and influence our service within the Quality Improvement framework.

Main duties of the job

This role requires a post-graduate qualification in clinical/counselling psychology and you must be registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, AFT , UKCP) and have experience in delivering Psychological Therapies in a community mental health setting.
  • To be responsible for organising and prioritising own workload, in line with caseload needs.
  • To provide skilled evidenced based intervention/treatment within your scope of practice.
  • To show leadership skills across the MDT, sharing knowledge and skill from you own

  • profession, in adjacent to others.
  • You may need to deputise in the absence of a senior colleague and show the ability to prioritise and delegate appropriately.
  • To have organisational knowledge to work within the Trust protocols and procedures and adhere to them for example safeguarding children.
  • To ensure effective care planning and risk management for individuals and service level is adhered to.
  • To support the use of ROMS and other forms of Audit to inform clinical and service delivery.

  • About us

    High Cost Area Supplement - London

    This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,108 and a maximum payment of �5,177).

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

    Probationary Period

    This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

    Starting with NELFT

    NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Values in their day-to-day work. These are the 5Ps:
    • Putting people first
    • Prioritising quality
    • Being progressive, innovative, and continually improve
    • Being professional and honest
    • Promoting what is possible independence, opportunity, and choice

    Please note: Due to the current impact of Covid-19 interviews will be held virtually unless otherwise notified.

    Please refer to attached Job Description and Person Specification

    Person Specification



    • To have completed a doctorate in psychology or equivalent experience in field specified in JD
    • Successful completion of a post-graduate training in psychological practice (e.g. psychologist, family therapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist)


    • Experience of EWMHS



    • Extensive experience of working with children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
    • Extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with co-morbid difficulties and special needs. (i.e. combination of organic and emotional deficits, such as autistic spectrum disorders and trauma).
    • Experience of providing specialist neurodevelopmental assessments (ie ADOS, 3Di, cognitive assessments)


    • Experience of teaching or training teams and junior members of staff



    • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
    • Specialist skill in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside EWMHS
    • Ability to use multiple systems (Rio, Systemone, JADE)

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


    The Acorn Centre

    London Road


    RM7 9NH

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