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EWMHS Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Psychologist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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3 Alexander street, Southend-on-sea
Southend- on- sea
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
21/02/2019 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.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Psychologist to join our EWMHS team in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. If you have the background, experience and proven track record in developing and delivering a high standard of evidence - based therapeutic intervention for young people and families then this is the post for you.   

As an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team you will:

  • Be directly involved in delivering and supervising a range of therapeutic interventions which may include individual and parent work, group work, and short term EWMHS input and specialist psychological treatments.
  • Provide neuropsychological assessments, including ADOS, to inform interventions with children and young people.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and mental health problems, their parents/ carers and families.
  • Actively engage in treatment and outcome monitoring, including the use of normed measures associated with CYP-IAPT
  • Provide supervision to junior members of the team including psychology assistants and contribute to multidisciplinary decision making.

In return, you will receive extensive training and development opportunities, tailored supervision and access to NELFT wide CPD forums with other clinical psychologists.

 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.

There are: a Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPA), seven Locality Teams three Crisis Teams and specialist Learning Disability and 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 - with co-occurring mental health needs.
  • 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.

 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 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

For further details/ informal visits contact:

Emma Inmonger, Southend EWMHS team manager


Karen McCarty, EWMHS Clinical lead