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Senior Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 363-CH5166

East London NHS Foundation Trust
C&H Referral & Assessment,
£44,347 to £50,549 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Senior Clinical Practitioner, who has experience of working with Personality Disorder/Complex Trauma, to be part of a small team for a one-year pilot scheme. The aims of the pilot are to increase the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health treatment and support for individuals who may have been underrepresented in the past. This includes individuals with co-existing conditions which mean engaging with more traditional mental health support has been challenging. The target population for the pilot are individuals who have one or both of the following co-existing issues, alongside mental ill-health: substance misuse, homelessness/rough sleeping.




We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker to join this project. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience. There will be two band 7 practitioners in the team, one based in the City & Hackney Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Services and the other within the local substance misuse service. The post holder will support the difficult to engage individuals who may present to a number of services but struggle to maintain contact. They will also /liaise/ consult and offer support to other teams/staff working within the system, this will be across both statutory and non-statutory services throughout the borough. The post holders will need to be prepared for challenging but exciting work, which requires them to have a high level of internal emotional resilience, an excellent understanding of working within the NHS and a desire to support the development of the service.




The successful applicants will have experience with and an interest in working with service users who have mental needs related to Personality Disorder/Complex Trauma and Substance Misuse. S/he will be based in the City and Hackney substance misuse service as well as the psychotherapy service.
The post holder will offer brief (3-6 months) modified psychodynamic/therapeutic interventions, to work effectively with the problems encountered by the targeted population. They will receive supervision from the psychotherapy MBT and Outreach Service.




The successful applicant will be expected to hold a caseload of patients.
A psychological focus is central to the work to develop a formulation of the difficulties which may support the individual or the other professionals who often come into contact with them.
The service as a whole aims to promote excellence and innovation in the provision of care to service users with challenging and complex presentations.
All candidates must hold a live registration with a professional body allied to their Core Profession.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ms Adele Mason - 0208 510 2900
MBT and Outreach Service Manager/Referrals coordinator
Specialist Psychotherapy Service- MBT & Outreach
East London Foundation NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)
Vivienne Cohen House, London E9 6AT 

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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If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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