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Clinical or Educational Psychologist, or Speech and Language Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Including HCAS
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
Clinical or Educational Psychologist, or Speech and Language Therapist who is passionate about using your knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of young people in the City of London & Hackney?

Do you have experience of delivering assessments/interventions and want to use your skills within an established specialist CAMHS team within a socially, culturally and economically diverse inner London borough?

Are you keen to work across CAMHS and Education to offer a thoughtful and joined up approach to working with young people with behaviours that challenge and whose behaviour is making it difficult for them to engage in learning?

Do you have strong engagement skills and are interested in working in an outreach capacity and in schools to create whole system change to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people?

If so, we would be delighted for you to join us in a role shared between the Behaviour Support and Outreach Team in City and Hackney CAMHS, and the Re-Engagement Unit in Hackney Education!

As part of the Behaviour Support and Outreach pathway, you will work collaboratively with children, young people and their families who present with multiple and complex needs relating to conduct/oppositional behaviours alongside co-existing difficulties, such as emotionally based school avoidance, mood disorders, attachment and trauma, and neuro-developmental conditions.

Main duties of the job

This post is open to Clinical and Educational Psychologists and Speech and Language therapists and is based in a specialist clinical team within City and Hackney CAMHS providing services to young people and their families, with time shared between the Behaviour Support and Outreach Pathway and the Re-Engagement Unit.

The post holder will spend 2.5 days per week as part of a Tier 3 CAMHS community-based post, located within the Behaviour Support and Outreach (BS& O) pathway in City & Hackney CAMHS, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and as part of the wider Hackney CAMHS Alliance. The post holder will be offering flexible, evidence-based episodes of care including a range of assessment and treatment options such as individual, parenting, family therapy and group based interventions, as well as specialist CAMHS advice/consultation and liaison with other agencies.

The post holder will spend the other 2.5 days per week as part of the Re-Engagement Unit situated within Hackney Education. The post holder will offer and oversee short term interventions, to young people at risk of exclusion as part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, teachers, learning mentors and family support workers.

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

The post holder will be a specialist and experienced Clinical or Educational Psychologist or Speech and Language Therapist with a substantial knowledge of the field of child and adolescent mental health. The post holder will possess strong engagement skills, the ability to work creatively in relation to behaviour that challenges, and work effectively with complex multi-agency networks. It would be highly desirable for applicants to have some experience of working with children with behavioural difficulties, risk management, and have experience of working and consulting in schools.

Person Specification

Education Training & Qualifications


  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical or Educational Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS. Or Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • Registration with relevant UK governing body (e.g. HCPC/ Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy Registration).


  • Qualifications/ training in specialist skills relevant to the post e.g. systemic therapies, neuropsychology, CBT, evidenced based parent work, evidence based group work etc.
  • Relevant supervision training



  • Experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health problems, including in a CAMHS setting
  • Experience of working in partnership with Education/ in Education settings


  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse Inner city area

Skills & Abilities


  • Evidence of well-developed clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS.
  • Specialist clinical skills within specific therapeutic modalities.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own caseload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively across organisational boundaries.
  • Skills in the use of Information Technology and electronic patient record systems



  • A high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using a wide variety of CAMHS theories and interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need and work setting
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS including knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), the Children's Act and other appropriate legislation In depth knowledge of CAMHS issues including assessment and interventions
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development as required by Professional Body

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


City & Hackney CAMHS

15 Homerton Row


E9 6ED

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