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EWMHS Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

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Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS),
Band 8a
Part Time - 15 hours per week
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Aylmer House, Kitson Way, Harlow, CM20 1DG
Harlow, Essex
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum pro rata
24/09/2019 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.

The EWMHS (aka CAMHS) team in West Essex is looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative psychologist who has experience working with young people and their families who are experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.  This part time post, 15 hours a week is based in Harlow West Essex with a large multi-disciplinary team. 

Together with the band 7 psychologist, assistants and trainees, you would lead the delivery of psychological input to the team.  You will have a wealth of knowledge in psychological treatments such as CBT and additionally be qualified to supervise or carry out psychometric testing (eg: WISC) and contribute to clinical discussions as described in the job description.   Informal visits and discussions by phone are encouraged. Please see the contact information below.

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

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. We provide community health services for children and young people with physical health needs in south west Essex and in the four London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

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

About NELFT’s new EWMHS
NELFT’s EWMHS is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in the Southend, Essex and Thurrock areas and is free at the point of entry. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25. The CAMHS Tier II and Tier III services no longer exist, replaced with an integrated EWMHS.

Any young person experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health problems, (or any parent, guardian, professional or teacher of a child who is experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties), may access our service.

Structure of NELFT’s EWMHS
There are: three Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPA), seven Locality Teams three Crisis Teams and a specialist Eating Disorders Team. These are located across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

What difficulties can be referred to the service?
• Mood and anxiety disorders
• Behavioural and conduct disorders
• Emerging personality and attachment disorders
• Eating disorders
• Psychotic disorders
• Deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation
• Substance misuse with co-existing mental health needs (dual diagnosis)
• Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
• Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Prolonged bereavement problems

All referrals to the service are assessed using a care pathways approach, developed in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance criteria (NICE) and based on a best practice model of treatment.

Psychological Services in EWMHS
Psychological services in EWMHS take an innovative approach to helping and engaging with young people. We are committed to the principles of children and young people’s improving access to psychological therapies (CYP-IAPT); evidence-based practice, with routine outcome measures, access to high quality training and clinical supervision and increased young people’s participation.

NELFT’s EWMHS offers a range of services including parenting and family group therapies and short psychological treatments. These services often use self-help and guided self-management. We also offer more in-depth psychological treatments. These are evidence based and are delivered by highly skilled practitioners including clinical psychologists, family therapists and child and adolescent psychotherapists.
Psychological services are embedded into locality teams and each locality EWMHS team has four care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led and structured as follows in each EWMHS locality team:

• Mood and anxiety
• Neurodevelopmental
• Complex
• Behavioural and conduct

Working in psychological services in EWMHS is for you if you are excited by a modern approach to helping children and young people. We would very much like to hear from you regarding this senior 8b clinical role.

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.

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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