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Psychotherapist/Psychologist/Family Therapist - Eating Disorders

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
We are looking for a Senior Therapist such as a Systemic Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist to join the well established SET CAMHS Eating Disorder Service in North East London NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a great opportunity to join our highly skilled, dedicated and friendly team. It is a very exciting time to join the dedicated team as NELFT has been successful for commissioning to offer and intensive support pathway as a preventative and alternative to admission. This entails home treatment and a day programme to support CYP to stay home.

We appreciate that eating disorders can be a rewarding and challenging field to work in, even for those with experience, therefore, as well as excellent supervision and reflective practice sessions, we provide the opportunity to develop skills through joint working, access to internal training, CPD and external training courses. As an expanding service there is opportunity for progression within the team and input into service development.

We recognise that working within the NHS can be highly pressurised and there is a priority within the team to ensure that team members are supported to have a good work/life balance with flexibility around family friendly hours where possible.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an individual who has an interest in working in eating disorders and is passionate about delivering good quality, patient-led, care to young people and families. The successful applicant will ideally have experience in working with children and young people with eating disorders and their families.

We will support candidates to develop skills in delivering evidence-based treatment. Families are at the heart of the work we do, and the intensive pathway will fit with the current evidence-based treatment approach, namely the Maudsley family-based treatment/ FT-AN and CBT-E.

About us

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.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will hold a caseload and work within a multi-disciplinary team, alongside the existing CAMHS team to meet the young persons physical and psychological needs. This innovative approach will help us to provide the best quality care to families affected by eating disorders during some of the most challenging points in their recovery.

We cover a large geographical area from our main base Chelmsford and have satellite clinics over Essex. The role will involve a mixture of remote and face to face working which will need to be offered in response to the demands of the service. This is a developing service which we will continue to evaluate against the needs of the families and young people accessing the service.

The applicant will work alongside colleagues within the MDT to provide NICE concordant psychological interventions to young people and families with eating disorders and comorbid presentations.

As a member of the CAMHS ED team you would have access to specialist supervision in both family-based treatment and CBT-e. Supervision will be offered by a senior member of the team from the same discipline where possible. There will be access to regular individual and group supervision including CBT and safeguarding supervision. The post holder will offer supervision to more junior members of the team as required.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • 1


  • 1



  • 2 years


  • Registered



  • 2



cyp exp


  • 1 year


  • CYP

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Stapleford House

Stapleford Close



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