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Assistant Psychologist CAMHS

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The Brent CAMH service is based at Monks Park Clinic, Wembley. The team is well established and is staffed by a large multi-disciplinary team of clinicians. We aim to provide an accessible, flexible and responsive local service for patients and professionals working with children in the area using the whole range of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic and family Therapy, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Psychoeducation, DBT therapy groups and multi-family work as well as Positive Behaviour Support. Brent CAMHS consists of four main sub-teams: Emotional Disorders Team; Neurodevelopmental Team; Enhanced Treatment Team, and; Learning Disabilities (LD-CAMHS). The post holder may be required to travel to other parts of the catchment area and / or wider service and trust as necessary, including working within the community (e.g. schools). The service operates Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17:00 with some flexibility to work extended hours to meet service need.

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Main duties of the job

This post has two parts:
  • Clinical Role: The post holder will be required to support and enhance the psychological care of service users and carry out duties under supervision such as jointly conducting mental health and neurodevelopmental assessments and interventions, helping to organise groups or assisting with specialist assessments under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist
  • Service Evaluation Role: To assist in the collating and analysis of service data, management of waiting lists and any other duties as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor / Team Manager / Service Manager. This will include the following:
  • To collect, analyse and report the Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs) data and support clinicians in its implementation.
  • To assist in the conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit projects, Quality Improvement (QI) Projects teaching and project work.

About us

There is 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 support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients within the service, across all sectors of care; providing support for collection of clinical data and preparation of reports and support for the participation of young people in the service. In addition, there may be some scope for psychological assessment and psychological interventions of a routine nature (such as psycho-educational programmes), under the direct supervision of a qualified professional psychologist drawing on their supervisors expertise and intervention, as and when advised and directed.
  • To work according to a plan agreed with a qualified psychologist and within the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.
  • To assist in the overall clinically related administration of the team such as conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit, Quality Improvement and/or research projects, training & teaching and project work.

Please refer to the full job description and person specification for full details.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • An upper second class honours degree or higher in psychology. Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis.



  • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental health concerns, neurodevelopmental differences and / or learning disabilities
  • An understanding of psychology applied to health care.
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to a mental health context.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to mental health, CAMHS and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
  • High level of proficiency in working with software (such as Excel for designing spreadsheets) and other tools for analysing and reviewing data.


  • High level of proficiency in working with software (such as Excel for designing spreadsheets) and other tools for analysing and reviewing routine outcome monitoring and questionnaire data.



  • Experience of working with people with mental health concerns, neurodevelopmental differences and / or learning disabilities
  • Experience of paid work in direct care, mental health and / or NHS provision.


  • Experience of working within a CAMHS service.
  • Experience of the application of psychology within different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of administering either ADOS2, ADI-R, 3Di, WISC-V, WNV or any other specialist psychology / cognitive assessments.

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