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Clinical Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum Inc HCA
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Clinical Psychologist

37.5 hours, permanent post

Split post across Tower Hamlets Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (TH CAMHS) and Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service (TH CLDS)

East London NHS Foundation Trust - This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving 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. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this

Main duties of the job

This post reflects a new and exciting opportunity to combine roles across both the CAMHS specialist neurodevelopmental disorders service and adult community learning disabilities service in Tower Hamlets. This is a community-based post, located within Tower Hamlets CAMHS/CLDS offering flexible, evidence-based episodes of care, assessments and treatments to a wide variety of clinical presentations.

We are looking for clinical psychologists who are passionate about working with individuals with neurodevelopmental difficulties and learning disabilities. We would welcome applications from newly qualified clinical psychologists putting in place appropriate clinical supervision to support the transition post qualification.

The post holder would work 3 days in TH CAMHS and 2 days in TH CLDS.

About us

Within TH CAMHS, there would scope for the successful candidate to undertake ADOS-II and 3Di training (for completing Autism assessments) if this has not already been completed. Whilst the role is based within the Neurodevelopmental pathway there is also the possibility to join another pathway (Emotional & Behavioural - mood/anxiety difficulties, Emotional & Behavioural - conduct difficulties, Bipolar & Psychosis, Front Door) to align with the successful candidate's interests. The post holder would also access to monthly Clinical Psychology meetings within TH CAMHS.

The post holder will directly contribute to the positive working environment within the multi-disciplinary teams and will be required to deliver assessments and interventions in Tower Hamlets. The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management, and will be required to account for their professional practice through supervision, appraisal and audit. The post-holder will produce reports on developments for TH CAMHS/CLDS managers and multi-agency partners.

People Participation is an integral part of our co-production work with individuals, and there are various possibilities to engage with this work if this is of interest.

Both services have links with the North Thames training courses, and we regularly have trainee clinical psychologists on placement with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

TH CAMHS provides flexible, evidence-based service providing episodes of care, assessments and treatments to a wide variety of clinical presentations.

The service includes professionals from various disciplines including psychiatry, nursing, social workers, psychology, occupational therapy, psychotherapy and family therapy, who come together to provide high quality holistic care for young people and their families.

TH CLDS provides specialist health and social care services to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs in Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets is a vibrant inner city borough with a diverse community. You will join our well-established, dynamic psychological therapies team within the integrated multi-disciplinary community Learning Disabilities service.

Person Specification



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



  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS And/or experience in Adult Services for Autism/ Learning Disability with clear evidence of transferable skills
  • Experience of specialist assessments and treatments for LD/ ASD and behaviours that challenge
  • Experience of group-work
  • Experience of working with a wide range of mental health problems
  • Experience of care planning
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse inner city area



  • A high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • A developed knowledge of LD and ASD
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS
  • Specific knowledge of pertinent issues for CAMHS
  • In depth knowledge of CAMHS issues including assessment and interventions
  • Knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and associated legislation
  • Knowledge of specific inner city issues which impact of care delivery
  • Knowledge of the Children's Act and other appropriate legislation
  • Knowledge of standard setting and audit implementation

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust



18 Greatorex Street


E1 5NF

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