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CAMHS Clinical or Counselling Psychologist 7/8a

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Chadwell Heath
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Redbridge EWMHS (CAMHS) are pleased to offer a unique development post for a talented clinical or counselling psychologist to join us at band 7, progressing to band 8a after 12-18 months when developmental competencies are met.

This post is equally split between our emotional difficulties pathway (providing therapy for young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and their families) and our neurodevelopmental pathway (providing assessment and post-diagnostic support for children with neurodevelopmental difficulties, mainly autism and ADHD). The post holder will be a member of the EWMHS (CAMHS) multi-disciplinary team and will attend and participate in MDT meetings, as well as carrying out joint work with colleagues.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist psychological assessment of children and young people with complex emotional, mental health and social needs, including children involved with the criminal justice system, survivors of abuse and violence, children who are looked after and refugee children. The post holder will utilise highly specialist clinical knowledge of relevance to this client group.

Assessments to be based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests (WISC & WAIS), self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews. This may include assessment as part of a multi-disciplinary

To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for clients, their families and care systems. To monitor and evaluate client progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care and to be responsible for adjustments and refinements to psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional

To provide specialist psychological advice and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to client's formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan. This would include the dissemination of psychology research and theory.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe 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 PeriodThis 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 NELFTNELFT 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 of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide highly specialist psychological assessment of children and young people with complex emotional, mental health and social needs.

To provide evidence based psychological therapy (ie CBT, DBT).

To provide clinical/line management supervision to band 7 clinical/counselling psychologist, clinical/counselling psychology trainees and assistant psychologists.

They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health, education and social care professionals as we embed a trauma informed model of practice within the service.

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is committed to the implementation of the Equality and Diversity at Workplace policy which ensures equal opportunities for all. NELFT is also committed to embracing diversity and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a provider of services. It aims to create a culture that respects and values each others differences, promotes dignity, equality and diversity and encourages individuals to develop and maximise their potential. The Trust will ensure that it provides equal and fairness for all, and not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, transgender or gender reassignment status, age, marriage or civil partnership/same sex marriage, and because of you being pregnant or being on maternity/paternity leave. All staff are required to observe this policy in their behaviour to employees and patients/service users.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Experience of working with young people with complex psychological needs
  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of children & young people with ADHD & ASD presentations.
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills


  • Knowledge of approaches or models of working specific to trauma and PTSD
  • Knowledge of neuropsychological assessments such WISC and WAIS
  • Skills in providing multi-systemic consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.



  • Supervision/Leadership experience



  • Experience of working with young people with complex psychological needs



  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of children & young people with ADHD & ASD presentations.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove

Grove Road

Chadwell Heath


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