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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist - CAMHS

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Brent CAMHS is looking for 3 band 8a experienced psychologists to join our friendly, supportive, and experienced multidisciplinary specialist mental health service. While being a senior member of the Psychology profession, the post holder will also be Sub-Team Lead for one of the pathways within Brent CAMHS. The pathways requiring Sub-Team leads are Emotional Disorder Team and the Neurodevelopmental Team.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and skilled clinician who is able to maintain clinical curiosity and keen to engage in reflective practice as well as be able to be an advocate for children, young people and families' needs. Clinicians who have previous experience within CAMHS settings (particularly with safeguarding, risk and Neurodevelopmental concerns) would be at an advantage.

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Main duties of the job

As a Senior member of the Psychology discipline you will support the team and service by providing supervision to junior members of staff as well as participating in leadership initiatives. You also will help the service provide specialist mental health and neurodevelopmental assessments alongside a variety of psychological interventions (e.g. CBT, ACT, TF-CBT, DBT, parenting work, groups and family / systemic work) for a broad range of complex mental health concerns and neurodevelopmental differences experienced by children, young people and families within a socially, economically and culturally diverse London borough.

About us

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

There's a place for you at CNWL. Were passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To join the multi-disciplinary CAMH Service in the delivery of mental health care to children and young people and their families, including involvement in the multi-disciplinary assessment pathway
  • To provide specialist clinical psychology input to children and young people and their families
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy including specialist assessments for neurodevelopmental concerns (e.g. ASD and ADHD)
  • To offer advice and consultation on clients psychological care to colleagues from all disciplines and to individuals external to CAMHS working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures
  • To support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other professionals and to offer supervision as agreed per job plan
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the areas served by the services
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of ones psychological practice.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate doctoral training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • Registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice especially relevant to complex CAMHS. In particular: CYP-IAPT Therapy Training BABCP Accreditation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Third wave therapies (ACT, CFT) EMDR, DBT knowledge ADOS-2/ 3Di Experience as a clinical supervisor



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client group presenting with the full range of clinical severity around mental health concerns across a range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings.
  • Particular experience with mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary Specialist CAMHS team and of proving specialist CAMHS assessment and intervention.


  • Experience providing neuropsychological testing (e.g cognitive assessments)
  • Experience of assessing for Neurodevelopmental disorders incl. ASD and ADHD
  • Experience and knowledge around gender identity difficulties and LGBTQ+
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations

Skills and Knowledge


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological / intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of evidence based psychological/ systemic therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. children with challenging behaviours, developmental delays, post traumatic stress disorder, and complex trauma, neuro developmental difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties).
  • Knowledge and skills in specialist psychological/ systemic assessment and treatment with children and young people who are looked after or adopted

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