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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Starting spinepoint dependent on NHS experience
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are looking for a clinical psychologist who is passionate about working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties.

There would scope for the successful candidate to undertake ADOS-II and 3Di training (for completing Autism assessments) if this has not already been completed.

Whilst the role is based within the Neurodevelopmental pathway there is also the possibility to join another pathway (Emotional & Behavioural - mood/anxiety difficulties, Emotional & Behavioural - conduct difficulties, Bipolar & Psychosis, Front Door) to align with the successful candidate's interests.

Quality Improvement is a cornerstone of ELFT and there would be opportunity to join in with wider service development initiatives.

People Participation is an integral part of our co-production work with young people and parents, and there are various possibilities to engage with this work if this is of interest.

The service has links with the North Thames training courses, and we regularly have trainee clinical psychologists on placement with us.

We would welcome any queries, please contact Dr Farjana Nasrin (Clinical Psychologist) on or Dr Chiara Colonnelli (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) on or by calling TH CAMHS on 020 7426 2400/2375.

Main duties of the job

About the team:

TH CAMHS provides flexible, evidence-based service providing episodes of care, assessments and treatments to a wide variety of clinical presentations

The service includes professionals from various disciplines including psychiatry, nursing, social workers, psychology, occupational therapy, psychotherapy and family therapy, who come together to provide high quality holistic care for young people and their families.

About us

Service - Tower Hamlets Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (TH CAMHS)

East London NHS Foundation Trust - This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving 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. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this

Job description Job responsibilities

Service Tower Hamlets Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (TH CAMHS)

Please refer to the attached JD and PS for details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) & Registration with HCPC
  • Qualifications/ training in specialist skills relevant to post (e.g ADOS, 3di, systemic therapy, CBT, Training in Positive Behaviour Support or Applied Behavioural Analysis etc)
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS And/or experience in Adult Services for Autism/ Learning Disability with clear evidence of transferable skills
  • Experience of specialist assessments and treatments for LD/ ASD and behaviours that challenge
  • Experience of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Experience of working with complex networks
  • Experience, skills and flexibility to contribute to and facilitate effective working within a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Experience of group work
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience of quality improvement and innovative projects
  • Supervision training and/or experience of supervising others
  • Project management or service development

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
East London NHS Foundation Trust

18 Greatrex Street


E1 5NF

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