Clinical Psychologist/Child Psychotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year Per annum pro rata inc HCA
Closing date
2 Jul 2023
Band 8A Clinical Psychologist/Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

37.5 hours, permanent post

Split post across ASDAS, Children's Community Services and Neurodevelopmental pathway, Tower Hamlets Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (TH CAMHS)

About ASDAS, Children's Community Services:

ASDAS is a multi-disciplinary team (SLT, OT, Social Worker and Paediatrics) providing evidence based assessments for children and young people aged 0-19 years with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our clinic is based at The Bridge, Mile End hospital and we also offer school/nursery visits if required. Following assessment we are able to offer information and sign posting about local services where children/young people that can access post diagnostic support.

Main duties of the job

About the role:

We are looking for clinical psychologists/child and adolescent psychotherapists who are passionate about working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties, and have experience of completing Autism assessments.

The role is based across two services - ASDAS and TH CAMHS. You will work 2 days a week with the CAMHS Team and 3 days a week with ASDAS. Within ASDAS the post holder would have opportunity to contribute to complex Autism assessments, develop post diagnostic recommendations and advice and contribute to MDTs and team meetings. Within TH CAMHS the post holder would be based within the Neurodevelopmental pathway and would have opportunity to complete interventions with young people and their families within the Neurodevelopmental pathway, contribute to MDTs, Autism assessments and group programmes (e.g. group for parents of children presenting with behaviours that challenge). The post holder would also have opportunities to shadow other pathways within TH CAMHS. and access to monthly Clinical Psychology/Child Psychotherapy meetings within TH CAMHS.

Quality Improvement is a cornerstone of ELFT and Barts Health and there would be opportunity and expectation to join in with wider service development initiatives. We provide group supervision opportunities, peer support, reliability group meetings and an in-service training programme.

About us

ASDAS is based at Mile End hospital, with nearby underground and overground stations. (Stepney Green, Mile End, Whitechapel). The area is also serviced well by bus routes and Santander bike stations.

TH CAMHS is based at Greatorex Street, with nearby underground and overground stations. (Whitechapel, Aldgate East, Aldgate, Liverpool street). The area is also serviced well by bus routes and Santander bike stations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached JD and PS

We would welcome any queries, please contact Suzy Laird, Joint Head of Childrens Therapies, - 07927683109 or Dr Farjana Nasrin, Clinical Psychologistand Clinical Team Lead, Neurodevelopmental Pathway, TH CAMHS on phone - 020 7426 2400/020 7426 2375

Person Specification



  • Experience of completing social communication skills assessments of young people using ADOS assessment
  • Clinical qualification and professional registration as Clinical Psychologist/Child Psychotherapist


  • Qualifications/ training in specialist skills relevant to post (e.g 3di, Training in Positive Behaviour Support or Applied Behavioural Analysis



  • . Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour, their families and wider networks
  • Previous experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist/Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with children and young people.
  • Experience in delivering evidence-based assessment and treatments with children, young people and families with complex presentations and emotional/ behavioural problems, specifically including the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Experience, skills and flexibility to contribute to and facilitate effective working within a multidisciplinary team setting


  • Project management or service development

Skills and Knowledge


  • Specialist clinical skills for the assessment and treatment of ASD and LD
  • Ability to provide services in the complex community environment, to meet the needs of clients and families
  • Evidence of highly specialist clinical skills and knowledge in working with children/young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties
  • Skills in relevant, specific therapeutic modalities
  • . Knowledge of current therapeutic developments and guidelines in the assessment and treatment with children and adolescents with ASD and behavioural difficulties.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by professional guidelines
  • Knowledge of recent developments in evidencebased assessments and treatments and government initiatives for working with children and young people with ASD, challenging behaviour, within their family, education and wider community
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and ethical issues, including The Children Act, and strategic frameworks and their implications for both clinical practice and professional management

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

East London NHS Foundation Trust



18 Greatorex Street


E1 5NF

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