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CAMHS Psychological Therapies Lead - Band 8d

Job Description

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.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and we have the best staff engagement score in the country according to the national NHS staff survey results for 2014. 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 of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, 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.

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 and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

Bedfordshire CAMHS

CAMHS Psychological Therapies Lead - Band 8d

(Child Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist, Nurse)

Bedfordshire specialist CAMHS is currently undergoing significant service modernization in line with developments across CAMHS in the Trust. The aim is to further advance innovation and responsiveness within the service and to promote quality improvement. As part of this development, we are seeking an exceptional and experienced CAMHS clinician to take on the key leadership role of Psychological Therapies Lead. The role is targeted at senior clinicians from a core CAMHS discipline (Child Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy, Nursing) able to provide leadership for psychological therapies across each service, as well as clinical leadership and operational management for one of the services two Emotional and Behavioural multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be someone who can contribute fully to the clinical, professional, strategic and partnership agenda of Bedfordshire CAMHS. This is a key leadership role within the service. Working in partnership with the Associate Clinical Director and the CAMHS Group Manager, you will provide inspirational leadership to multidisciplinary clinicians to ensure effective, evidence based assessment and treatment, accessible care pathways and a culture of continuous quality improvement.

If you have highly developed communication and leadership skills and would enjoy this opportunity to contribute to leading a service in the context of a dynamic, complex and diverse community, we would encourage you to apply.

You will be based in Bedford with excellent transport links and first class personal and professional development opportunities in an award-winning Trust. The Trust’s inpatient and community CAMHS services have recently been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

If you would like further information about this post, please contact Dermot Ryall, Associate Director - CAMHS (( Email address removed ))  ( Phone number removed )  or Dr Cathy Lavelle, Associate Clinical Director (( Email address removed ))  ( Phone number removed ) 

Closing date: 29th October 2016

Local Assessment Visit: 8th November 2016 (AM)

Panel Interview: 11th November 2016

The Trust is receiving a high volume of applications, therefore it is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible. All adverts will close once we receive 50 applications. Off line applications will be not accepted.

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Please note all correspondence in relation to this post, will be via NHS jobs and an email alert will be sent to your inbox, therefore you must check your emails regularly.

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 email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as a offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews

As part of our commitment to improving working lives, we have a range of innovative work-life balance policies and applications are welcome from people interested in working flexibly. Committed to equal opportunities we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our service users including those with mental health problems.

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All posts that involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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