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Highly Specialist CAMHS Practitioner

Job Reference: 363-SS5169

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
£51,383 to £57,596 pa inc HCA pro-rata

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.

Tower Hamlets CAMHS post is based in East Sussex
Term-time post in Bowden House Specialist Residential School in Seaford.
Bowden House School is maintained by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


We are looking for an experienced and flexible CAMHS clinician: Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist, Child Psychotherapist, Nurse or other relevant clinical discipline.


Band 8A substantive post based predominantly in East Sussex
5 days per week during term time (0.8 FTE)


This is an unusual and exciting opportunity for an experienced community CAMHS clinician to continue the development of the service we offer to Bowden House a specialist residential school for boys aged 9-16 with complex behavioural issues in Seaford, East Sussex. The service has to date been a 3 days per week post, so this increase represents a chance to further develop innovative and flexible ways of working away from the clinic environment


The successful applicant to this post will be based for 4 days per week (during term-time) at Bowden House School, a specialist residential school for boys aged 9-16 with complex behavioural issues in Seaford, East Sussex. 1 day per week will be spent in Tower Hamlets CAMHS at Greatorex Street, where they will be part of a multidisciplinary team offering goal based episodes of care to young people, children and families presenting with a variety of challenges.


We are looking for good communicators with energy, motivation and enthusiasm; the ability to work with individuals and families with complex difficulties and to work effectively with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency contexts; flexibility of approach; commitment to evidence-based practice; and, the pursuit of the highest possible quality of service. It is also important that you have experience of providing consultation to school staff and of multi-agency working.


Tower Hamlets CAMHS are committed to providing high quality services for our children and young people. In conjunction with partners in commissioning, health, social care and education, we are designing an outcome-based service where all provider agencies will work together to provide the highest quality service to our clients.


The service embraces continual improvement and the staff and management team have a high degree of enthusiasm for quality improvement.
This is a challenging, exciting and deeply rewarding job and we look forward to hearing from candidates who have the qualifications and experience to work in a busy and sometimes challenging Tier 3 CAMHS, and who want to extend their experience and knowledge of working in specialised and innovative ways.


The post may suit a candidate based in East Sussex and willing to commute one day per week to Tower Hamlets during term time. We would encourage all short-listed candidates to contact Bowden House School to arrange a visit before the interviews, which will take place in Tower Hamlets.

Closing Date: 2nd June 2019 Interview date: 13th June 2019 (t.b.c)

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information please contact: Phil Myers, Lead Family Therapist on 02075156633 or by email;

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.

It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible as adverts may close earlier if there is a high response.

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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.

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