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Senior Therapist/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Eating Disorders

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Chelmsford Essex
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity is here fore the SET CAMHS Eating Disorder Service.

We are looking for a a senior clinician to support the development and implementation of a range of interventions for the SET CAMHS Eating Disorder Service .

The post holder will work another 8A senior therapist, 8B Clinical lead and Team Manager to help support the delivery of psychological support and share clinical oversight across the service. They will be responsible for assessment, treatment and outcome measurement and provide clinical supervision to staff as well as development.

The post holder would require to hold accreditation or NMC registration.

This post would suit clinicians with an extensive experience in working with young people who present with complexity and significant levels of distress, working with the wider systems including education, social care and family/carers.

As a senior clinician within the service, you will bring highly developed knowledge of specialist therapeutic assessment, formulation and intervention skills and specific knowledge and expertise in psychological interventions.

This is an exciting time to join the SET CAMHS Eating Disorder Service as we have recently been commissioned to develop and offer an Intensive Support Programme for young people to prevent tier 4 admissions. In addition we also are proud to offer ARFID assessments.

We are currently meeting all waiting time standards and offer an excellent package of care.

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly and innovative team covering the the Essex County.

You would ideally have experience of supervising and managing others, although support and training can be given for this to the right candidate. You would also have a keen interest in developing innovative strategies to support young people and their families.

Children and young people who are referred to CAMHS have a range of presentations which would include: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED, Binge Eating Disorder and ARFID. Our patients also may have co-morbid presentations.

About us

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.

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).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

As an inclusive and supportive team applications are welcomed by professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, including mental health nurses, counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, art psychotherapists, drama therapists, occupational therapist and other suitably qualified professional staff that meet the person specification and who are currently registered with an appropriate professional body.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a post-graduate trainingin psychological practice (e.g. psychologist, or family therapist)



  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, ACP, AFT, NMC)



  • Extensive experience of working with difficult, disturbedor challenging children/youngpeople requiringskilledand complex interventions



  • Extensive experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people in crisis with complex mental health problems



  • Knowledge of research methodology and outcome research methodology and outcome research desig and ability to critically interpret research findings.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Stapleford House Chelmsford

103 Stapleford Close

Chelmsford Essex


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