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Specialist ASD Psychologist Development role band 7/8a

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
NELFT is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and serves the London borough of Havering, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham as well as Waltham Forest. NELFT is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation.This vacancy is a fixed-term band 7/8a development post. The salary range for band 7 is �43,742 - �50,056 plus HCAS per annum. The salary range for band 8a is �50,952- �57,349 plus HCAS per annum.

Due to new investment in the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Service in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering, we are planning to transform the care of clients with ASD by providing both Specialist assessment as well as Intervention. Several exciting new posts have become available within Specialist Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder service. These are new posts as part of an Multi-Disciplinary Team created to support the growth and development of the Adult ASD Service.

As part of our Multidisciplinary (MDT) team recruitment process, we are seeking to fill the following posts:
  • Principal Psychologist - Band 8B - 0.5 WTE
  • Psychologist - Band 7/8A - 1 WTE
  • Speech and Language Therapist - Band 7 - 0.5 WTE
  • Occupational Therapist - Band 7 - 1 WTE
  • Mental Health Practitioner - Band 7 - 1 WTE
  • Assistant Psychologist - Band 5 - 1 WTE
  • Patient Pathway Assistant Psychologist - 1 WTE

This vacancy is for the Specialist ASD Psychologist

Main duties of the job

The post holders will receive weekly supervision from the ASD peer consultation supervision group and a monthly clinical supervision from a clinician from respective profession. This post will be an excellent opportunity to shape a new role as well as develop specialist skills within Adult ASD service.

The service is keen to work with individuals with:
  • An interest and experience in ASD
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team

The postholders will be expected to work in an agile way with a mix of virtual and face to face work and working from both home and office with our main base currently at Mellmead House. These posts are initially funded for 18 months as fixed term cover and is likely to be made permanent.

We would welcome informal enquiries prior to submitting your application. If you are interested in any of these exciting new opportunities, for further information please contact:

Dr Saras Saminathan -Strategic and Clinical Lead for Adult ASD Service - / Lindsay Royan - Professional Lead for Specialist Psychological Services- or Fahima Khanom - Operational Lead -

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).

Job description

Job responsibilities

ASD Assessment and Intervention.Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, or other registered Mental Health Professional (e.g. Nurse, Occupational Therapist)



  • 4 years recent post - qualification experience in a designated post within services for autism, ASD, cognitive disorders or other relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising qualified practitioners and / or students / trainee psychologists

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Mellmead House


E11 2DH

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