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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and creative service for older people and to be part of a psychology team comprised of 19 clinical and assistant psychologists. Specialist interests in the service include systemic work with older people, CBT, neuropsychology, working with carers and service user involvement.

To provide a psychology service to clients of Camden and Islington's Care Home Liaison Teams (CHLTs) in Services for Ageing and Mental Health providing psychological assessment and treatment and offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to referrers, non-psychologist colleagues and other professional and non-professional carers.

The postholder will lead on delivery of psychological interventions within the CHLTs, providing assessment and treatment to patients, and consultation and training to staff, in residential and nursing homes in Camden and Islington. The post holder will clarify the needs of patients and staff, shape how the service is delivered and evaluate its effectiveness.

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Milton (020 7561 4227) Lead Psychologist for Services for Ageing and Mental Health.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a part time Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work in Camden & Islington's Care Home Liaison Teams (CHLTs) in Services for Ageing and Mental Health. The post holder will lead on delivering psychological interventions within the CHLTs - providing assessment and treatment to patients and consultation and training to staff in residential and nursing homes.

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description

Job responsibilities


Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about the roles and requirements of the role .

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a clinical or counselling psychologist.
  • Completion of further post-doctoral post-qualification specialist training in areas of practice relevant to the post



  • Significant post-qualification experience working with older people with severe and enduring mental health needs as well as their families, carers and networks
  • Significant experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team or MHLT.
  • Significant experience of enabling others within a multidisciplinary / staff team to consider psychological factors and deliver psychologically informed interventions.
  • Significant experience of working with behaviour which challenges staff and carers.



  • Well-developed skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.



  • Evidence of interest in and ability to contribute to service development

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Blenheim Court

Brewery Road


N7 9NY

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