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Care Pathway Lead for Psychology Tier 4 CAMHS

Band 8b

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Lead Psychologist Adolescent Inpatient & Home Treatment
Band 8b
PartTime 30 hours per week
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Brookside Adoelscent Services, 107a Barley Lane
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum pro rata plus HCAS
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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.

We are looking for a senior clinical or counselling psychologist to lead the psychological team and contribute to the strategic management of  Brookside adolescent inpatient and home treatment service. The post holder will join a well-established, award winning multidisciplinary service.

The post leads the psychology team and contributes to strategic management of the Brookside services to ensure high quality. The role includes working clinically with young people and their families/carers in line with the evidence base and developmentally appropriate. The post will suit someone who has a strong interest in working with young people, their families and also working in an inpatient/home treatment and multidisciplinary setting.

We recognise the importance of promoting the professional development of our staff and there will be a number of opportunities to participate in continued professional development including service development, supervision from senior clinicians and delivering teaching. The Trust has strong links with the clinical and counselling psychology courses and several members of the department are engaged in teaching in local clinical training courses.


Applicants are desired to have:

Experience of delivering evidence-based treatment to young people and families who are in crisis.

Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary service context.

Experience of managing operational responsibilities.

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. 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.

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

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).



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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

Zoe Given-Wilson

Care Pathway Lead for Psychology Tier 4 CAMHS

Ph: 0300 555 1156



Rebekah Bewsey   

Interim CYP Care Pathway Lead

Ph: 0300 555 1156



Claire Williams   

Strategic and Clinical Lead for Inpatient and Acute Psychology

Ph: 07881 825931


If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2