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CYP Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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We are seeking a Band 8a Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist to join our busy and dynamic outpatient EWMHS (previously CAMHS) team in Redbridge on a permanent contract. We have a growing and supportive therapy team and we are looking for a psychologist who is passionate about young people's mental health and well being to join us in the delivery of high quality and effective EWMHS interventions.

This role requires a post-graduate qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body and have 2 years plus experience in delivering Psychological Therapies in a CAMHS setting.

The post holder will be an effective team member, using their own initiative, supporting their peers and team lead. They will have a commitment to actively support, liaise with other professionals & agencies as we embed a trauma and culturally informed model of practice within the service. They will receive regular clinical supervision from the lead psychologist and will be expected to attend and participate in MDT team meetings. This role is suited to a candidate who is keen on service development, as well as managing a clinical caseload.

Recent CPD organised for our team members include: DBT skills, TF-CBT & ADOS-2. Our team has strong links with the Trust Research & Development department.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide an efficient, effective, comprehensive and specialist psychological service for children and adolescents with emotional and mental health problems, their carers/parents and families
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and mental health problems, their carers/parents and families
  • Undertake a range of highly specialist clinical work, urgent assessment work, parenting support and specialist cases.
  • Provide extensive expert supervision and consultation on CYPMHS cases to other multi-disciplinary staff within CYPMHS, including junior medical staff.
  • Contribute to audit and research
  • Actively engage in treatment and outcome monitoring, including the use of normed measures associated with CYP-IAPT
  • Work in clinical practice, making use of supervision, within the overall framework CYPMHS and the Trust's policies and procedures

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT 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 on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This 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).

High-CostArea Supplement

This 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 pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification



  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, BACP, UKCP, AFT, ACP)
  • Successful completion of a post-graduate training in psychological practice (e.g. art psychotherapist, psychologist, family therapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist



  • Extensive experience of working with difficult, disturbed or challenging children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
  • Extensive experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people with complex mental health problems
  • Experience of carrying out generic assessment with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of carrying out generic assessment with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team



  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of short term and long term in clinical interventions in CAMHS/EWMHS
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and adolescents and safeguarding procedures and policies
  • Knowledge of NHS, Social Care and Education structures, national policies and frameworks, evidence based practice including NICE guidelines

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove

Grove Road



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