Specialist Clinician

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inc HCAS pro-rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a dynamic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist/ Clinical Psychologist/Family and Systemic Psychotherapist/Social Worker/Nurse in the North Camden CAMHS Team in a Specialist Clinician role.

Trainees qualifying this summer are invited to apply. You will be based in the North Camden Community CAMHS Team at The Tavistock, to promote the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their families providing both generic work and discipline specific assessment and treatment.

We are part of a large and vibrant Community CAMHS Service Line at the Tavistock Centre. You will join a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Social Worker, Psychiatrists and many trainees. We are proud to offer a dynamic, innovative and needs-led service with strong community links. We have a varied caseload of clients ranging from those who require preventative intervention to those presenting with a high level of risk and complexity. We work closely with multi-agency networks and offer CAMHS input and outreach in schools.

You will maintain a high standard of clinical records, producing and maintaining good communications with referrers and other professionals involved, liaising with the referrers where appropriate, including liaison with local services and participating in outreach meetings.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be clinically supervised by a senior member of their discipline and have a caseload of both generic and discipline specific work. Potential candidates are welcome to contact the Team Manager in the first instance and request further conversations with the Child Psychotherapy/Psychology or Family Therapy Discipline Lead for more information.

The post holder will hold a caseload of highly complex service users.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of service users, conscious of their changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity, working collaboratively, with other clinicians and stakeholders.

You will be required to work within a multi-disciplinary team delivering a range of outcome focussed, evidence based, and complex interventions and responsible for theformulation and delivery of specialised programmes of care.

The post holder will contribute to the quality, safety and continuous improvement of services provided to service users and their families.

The post holder will foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent way with internal and external partners.

You will act as a positive role model and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

You will ensure that all organisational systems and processes are adhered to.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavor. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.

The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

Person Specification



  • Degree level as a minimum plus developed specialist and practical knowledge equating to postgraduate degree/ Masters' level
  • Registration with HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurse, ACP Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, or UKCP Systemic and Family Therapist



  • Evidence of clinical experience of working with client population. A clear track record of managing complexity and risk whilst maintaining high standards of service delivery
  • A comprehensive understanding of the changing NHS and Social Care environment and the challenges they face
  • Experience of working at all levels of the system with internal and external stakeholders
  • Expertise of managing and treating the client group. Some experience of clinical supervision


  • Some experience of clinical management of staff
  • Some experience of involvement in project work e.g. quality improvement



  • High level of skill and knowledge in safeguarding and risk management
  • Personal duty of care in relation to equipment or resources
  • Basic keyboard skills for updating client records
  • Ability to manage own clinical case load



  • Willingness to contribute to strategic and business planning
  • Skills for assessing and communicating complex client conditions and applying appropriate clinical treatments

Personal Attributes (Demonstrable)


  • Demonstrate equality, diversity and inclusion awareness and application of EDI issues
  • Proactive, positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet Services needs



  • Ability to travel
  • Keyboard / IMT skills

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

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

120 Belsize Road



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