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Psychological Professions Lead - Redbridge EWMHS

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist who is passionate about helping young people and their families. We are looking for someone who is invested in team working and in leading clinical developments with the team and service, as well as developing and supervising staff to support the HoS and AD to maintain and develop the highest standards of care and therapeutic support for the young people and their families who access our service.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide clinical leadership and specialist treatment and assessment within their professional sphere of expertise in EWMHS. They will be responsible for assessment, treatment and systematic outcome measurement and the extensive clinical supervision of junior clinicians throughout the EWMHS team. They will clinically supervise, and line manage the (8a) post-graduate qualified psychological practitioner in the local EWMHS team. The post holder will offer extensive expert consultations across the EWMHS team. The post holder will be accountable for their own professional actions, and will work within professional ethics & Trust Policies as a specialist.

The post-holder will establish and maintain excellent working relationships with wider mental health and wellbeing services and ensure adherence to evidence based treatments by all clinical staff across the EWMHS team.

The post-holder will be directly involved in delivering and supervising a range of therapeutic interventions, which may include parent work, group work, school observations of children, short term EWMHS input and specialist psychological treatments. They will be responsible for all specialist psychological assessments and treatments within their professional sphere of expertise within EWMHS.

About us

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).

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

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Attached Job description or contact Laura Addis on 07928 659 055 to discuss the main responsibilities of the role

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a post-graduate training in Clinical / counselling psychology
  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, BACP, UKCP, AFT, ACP)



  • Extensive experience of working with difficult, disturbed or challenging children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
  • Extensive experience of clinical supervision of post-graduate qualified psychological practitioners
  • Extensive experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people with complex mental health problems



  • Knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove

Grove Rd



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