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Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum, inc. HCA
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8a - Clinical Psychologist

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to be part of the new CAMHS Intensive Community Crisis Service, developing across East London.

The East London CAMHS Intensive Community Crisis Service is a team developing across East London that, when fully established will operated Monday-Sunday 09:00-17:00 and aim to provide the following for CYP based in City & Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets:
  • Multi-disciplinary support including assessment, diagnosis and treatment to CYP with serious mental illness where inpatient admission would otherwise be required or as part of supported discharge
  • Interventions and support provided by ICCS may be up for up to 8 weeks and include individual work, family work, psychiatric assessment, medication management, psycho-education, work on activities of daily living, multi-agency liaison, collaborative care planning, facilitated integration into community resources - as close to home as possible
  • Empower children and young people to recover from mental health crisis.

The post holder will provide high quality psychological assessment, evidenced based interventions and consultation to client systems including children young people their families, carers and professional networks. They will undertake psychological formulations of presenting issues and implement effective care plans of intensive community support for CYP - often in distressing circumstances.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to manage, plan and prioritise own clinical caseload and to exercise a degree of autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment, including management of risks. This is done independently within appropriate clinical/professional guidelines.

They will work closely with the Team Manager for ICCS and relevant colleagues to develop specialist training, teaching and consultation in order to enhance the skills available to EL ICCS. They will be a resource for the team in bringing psychological approaches to the care of this group of young people and their families.

They will support with the line management of ICCS staff in line with People & Culture policies and support with clinical supervision of staff. They will contribute to wide team functions such as being part of service rotas' including duty and being involved in service development work such as audits, quality improvement, research and service evaluation.

The post holder will need to work flexibly across the three boroughs, based on the needs of CYP and their families. Appointments will be conducted as according to these individuals and may take place in a variety of locations - such as patient homes, local community settings, community CAMHS sites or in inpatient wards when needed.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • A qualification and professional registration in Clinical Psychology
  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996)
  • Registration with HCPC


  • Postgraduate training in a specialist therapeutic modality e.g. systemic psychotherapy
  • Specialist training in supervision



  • Substantial post-qualification clinical experience with children and young people with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of delivering evidence based psychological therapy to a wide variety of children and young people, including complex presentations and high clinical risk
  • Substantial experience working clinically with the whole family and system around the young person
  • Substantial previous experience of managing own caseload in a community team.


  • Range of therapeutic skills in at least two modalities
  • Previous experience of facilitating therapeutic groups for children and adolescents and families
  • Experience of delivering training to a range of multi-agency professionals
  • Completing assessments in community and home settings

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


The postholder will work across East London (City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham)

City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham

E13 8AL

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