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Clinical Psychologist Band 8a

Job Reference: 363-TH4721-A

East London NHS Foundation Trust
TH AMH Isle of Dogs Community Mental Health Team,
£49,077 to £56,632 pa inc HCA

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist for Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Mental Health Team.
Band 8a 1 Year fixed term contract.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to lead psychological provision for The Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Mental Health Team.
You will act as Lead Psychologist for this team will work closely with the Operational and Clinical Leads to ensure the delivery of a high quality psychological service to service users and families. You will supervise the B7 psychologist working across the CMHT and locality inpatient wards. You will promote psychologically informed practice and will have a significant role in our Co-Production agenda. There are significant opportunities for service development.


We are looking for someone who is keen to take on the challenges of working in a diverse borough with service users presenting complex social and health needs. The post holder will need to have an interest and experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness and high comorbidity with clients from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We are seeking someone who values and enjoys multi-disciplinary team working, co-production, indirect psychological interventions, and are able to work collaboratively across different agencies. We welcome innovations and a readiness to try out new ideas as part of our commitment to continuous improvement and the development of our staff.


Your service area is part of the wider psychology and psychological therapy provision in Tower Hamlets, and you would be joining a community of psychologists and psychological therapists working across Inpatient, CMHT, EI, perinatal, art therapies, personalities disorder services, substance misuse, homelessness, learning difficulties, older adults, PTS, psychiatric liaison, community health, community access service and primary care. The department aims to develop and deliver our services through coproduction with people with lived experience and has an excellent relationship with the Local Recovery College. We meet regularly and support professional development in a range of ways.




For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Helen Lister, Clinical Psychologist, Isle of Dogs CMHT or Aileen Valydon, Operational Lead

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

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Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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