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EWMHS Eating Disorders - Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
EWMHS
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time 30 hours per week
Job ref
395-EB729-18
Site
Chelmsford
Town
Chelmsford
Salary
£41,414- £49,696 p.a. pro rata
Closing
20/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Come and work for NELFT’s new Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS), and be part of one of the UK’s most innovative healthcare Trusts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent, Eating Disorders Mental Health Team based in Chelmsford, Essex. Driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) the service provides the latest in evidence based NICE compliant psychological interventions to children, young people and their families experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

You will be a highly motivated, innovative and forward thinking individual who is passionate about empowering and supporting children, young people and their families.

You will:
• Play an active role in leading the team forward in shaping the service in line with CYP-IAPT principles
• Provide clinical leadership and specialist treatment and assessment within your professional sphere of expertise in EWMHS.
• Be responsible for assessment, treatment and systemic outcome measurement and the extensive clinical supervision of junior clinicians, including psychology assistants, throughout the team.
• Be directly involved in delivering a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which may include CBT, family based and systemic interventions, short term EWMHS input and other specialist psychological treatments.
• Provide neuropsychological assessments to inform interventions with children and young people.

In return, you will receive extensive training and development opportunities, tailored supervision and access to NELFT wide CPD forums with other clinical psychologists. We are also highly committed to generating audit and research and have links with UCL, which the post-holder can have access to if required.

About NELFT
NELFT is an experienced provider of mental health services for children and young people, already providing these services in four London boroughs. It is also one of England’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts.

Our priority is providing the highest standard of care to all of our service users.

We are looking for a candidate with expertise in either family based approaches to children and young people with eating disorders or evidence based individual therapy such as CBT. If a successful candidate has expertise in only one of these modalities, we will support them to develop skills in alternative approaches (e.g. by attending further training) so that they can work flexibly with this client group.

We are happy to consider part time hours, job share or flexible working. Finding the right person to join the team is our main priority.

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). At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website under work for us. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mary Kennedy

mary.kennedy@nelft.nhs.uk (Interim Service Manager)

Tel: 0300 300 1600 Option 5 Option 2

 

Shila Rashid

shila.Rashid@nelft.nhs.uk

Tel: 0300 300 1600 Option 5 Option 2

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 2