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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/03/2020.

Lead CMHT Psychologist

Job Reference: 363-TH6387

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
TH AMH Bethnal Green & G/T Community Mental Health Team, LONDON
£51,383 to £57,596 pa inc HCA

This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to lead psychological provision for Bethnal Green and Globe Town Community Mental Health Team.

The postholder will act as Lead Psychologist for this team. They will work closely with the Operational and Clinical Leads to ensure the delivery of a high quality, accessible and inclusive, psychological service for people with complex mental health needs and their families. The post holder will provide supervision to the B7 psychologist working across the CMHT and locality inpatient wards as well as Trainee Clinical Psychologists and other staff. They will also promote psychologically informed and trauma informed practice within the team and wider service area through consultation (informal and formal), training and reflective practice. They will also collaborate closely with colleagues from Psychology, Arts Therapy and Occupational Therapy, and contribute to the development of a Communities Therapies programme. There are significant opportunities for service development, quality improvement, and innovative practice in this post as part of the Trusts focus on Population Health.

You must be keen to embrace the privileges of working in a diverse borough, have experience of working with people with complex mental health difficulties and from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as working in partnership with staff teams and community organisations to deliver psychologically informed and trauma informed care. We aim to develop and deliver our services through co-production with people with lived experience. The department has an excellent relationship with the Trusts People Participation work and the Local Recovery College. We would expect you to be fully committed to partnership working and co-production.

The successful candidate will be closely involved with the Department of Adult Mental Health Psychology, under whose governance you will have regular opportunities for continuing professional development, including specific psychological training and liaison with North Thames Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses. Within this lively and enthusiastic Adult Community Psychology Team a range of approaches is promoted, including CBT, CFT, narrative therapy, community psychology and trauma informed care, supported by strong peer and specialist supervision.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange a site visit, please contact Dr Lisa Dutheil, Tower Hamlets Lead for CMHT & Inpatient Psychology, or Mark Addo, Bethnal Green CMHT Operational Lead, (02034871400).

Making Things Better

Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don’t stand still!

We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this.

Aiming High

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.

Staff and Service Users United

We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement.

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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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