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Clinical Psychologist (Band 7)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum Inc HCA
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disabilities Service (CLDS)

East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)

Clinical Psychologist (Band 7)

Full time (1.0 wte), Permanent

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologist with an interest in working in adult learning disabilities services. You will join our well-established, dynamic psychological therapies team within the integrated multi-disciplinary community service. The service 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.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The Community Learning Disability Service (CLDS) is organised into multi-disciplinary care programmes providing a broad range of interventions (Transition, Mental Health and Behaviour Support, and Community Health and Well-being). Psychology works across each of the care programmes with a specific focus on mental health and supporting people with complex behaviour, in addition to assessment, training and organisational work.

As part of the role there will be opportunities to participate in innovative service development projects. You will receive regular supervision and the service is committed to continuous professional development with access to internal and external training opportunities. We also have close links with local clinical psychology training courses.

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

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent (statement of equivalence or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist (for newly qualified candidates we are aware that this may be still being processed and appropriate actions can be taken in these cases)


  • Training in clinical supervision for doctoral clinical psychology trainees.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more relevant specialist areas of psychological practice.



  • Experience of assessment, formulation and intervention with people (and families/carers) with a learning disability.
  • Knowledge of the assessment of capacity to consent and issues pertinent to people with learning disabilities
  • Research and audit experience.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised areas of psychological practice with adult clients who are diagnosed with a learning disability.
  • Knowledge and skills in the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges.
  • Knowledge of relevant evidence base, best practice and legislation in relation to the provision of psychological therapies and psychological informed interventions for adults diagnosed with a learning disability. Experience of neuropsychological assessment with adults with impairment in cognitive functioning and/or learning disabilities
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Best Interests and DOLS legislation.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disabilities Service

2nd Floor, Beaumont House, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road


E1 4DG

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