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CAMHS Clinical/Practitioner Psychologist (N&S OPD Vanguard)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) Integrated Care System (ICS) has been awarded �3.2 million between October 2021 and September 2024 by NHS England and Improvement to establish an ICS wide community multi-systems violence reduction programme (the South East London Vanguard), one of only three pilot sites in London. The SEL Vanguard programme brings together mental health and voluntary sector providers and local authorities and aims to support vulnerable children and young people affected by serious violence.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Practitioner Psychologist to join the SEL Vanguard programme. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a responsive community service for young people aged 0-25. The successful candidate will have opportunities to provide specialist consultation, supervision, assessment and intervention. This is a fixed term post for the length of the programme, which is currently funded for two years till September 2025.

Main duties of the job

To work closely with all partner agencies on the development and delivery of the CMSVRP Vanguard for South East London

To provide clinical input for the clinical hub for the SEL Vanguard

To deliver evidence-based assessment and intervention to young people affected by serious youth violence

To provide regular supervision, complex case formulation and reflective practice for case managers and other staff

About us

The successful candidate will join the multiagency network currently developing the SEL Vanguard in South East London. You will be involved in the development and delivery of the clinical hub. We envisage this being a multidisciplinary team of professionals who are committed to working with young people affected by serious youth violence in our communities. The hub will be hosted by the Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service (AAFS), National & Specialist CAMHS, and there will be opportunities for some joint working and professional development.

About our locations:

Maudsley Hospital (headquarters)

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range restaurants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist psychology service to the Community Multi-Systems Violence Reduction Programme (CMSVRP SEL Vanguard) including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.

To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.

To provide clinical supervision and consultation as appropriate

To undertake service evaluation, audit and research.

To work as an autonomous professional within BPS and HCPC guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for own work including treatment and discharge decisions with support of clinical supervisor

Person Specification



  • Entry-level qualification in Applied Psychology (professional Doctorate, or combination of MSc plus PG Diploma level additional training) that has been accepted by the HCPC for purposes of professional registration. (A/I)
  • Registered with the HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist. (A/I)



  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature in CAMHS and/or forensic services. (A/I)
  • Experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities. This may have been gained through work, research, volunteering and / or lived experience. (A/I)


  • Experience of delivering consultation to other professionals
  • Experience of diagnostic assessment of ADHD/autism/learning disability



  • Theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the evidence base for psychological interventions for serious youth violence. (A/I/R)
  • To select and administer specialist psychological assessments, interpreting and integrating complex data that require analysis, interpretation and comparison, drawn from several sources. (A/I/R)



  • To be skilled in the administration of psychometric and neuropsychological tests, including those that require complex manipulation of test materials. (A/I/R)


  • Skills in using structured risk assessment tools

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Maudsley Hospital

Denmark Hill



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