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Band 8A Psychology Post-Camden Parents Wellbeing Service

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
0.4 WTE Part Time Senior Counselling/Clinical Psychologist - Camden Parents' Wellbeing Service (Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated clinical/counselling psychologist to provide psychological interventions to parents in Camden, with some experience of systemic practice.

Camden Parents' Wellbeing Service is a parental mental health service in Camden, and was established in 2006 in acknowledgement of the adverse impact of poor parental mental health upon children's wellbeing. The team has historically worked with the parents of children known to the local CAMHS who were identified as having mental health needs, and with parents identified through adult mental health services, children's centres, and other local authority agencies. Camden Parents' Wellbeing Service is a small team of psychologists offering psychological therapy interventions to individual parents and co-parenting couples, in a range of different settings. The team works to raise awareness of the profile of parental mental health through consultations, training and supervision.

Main duties of the job

The successful post-holder will be passionate about parental mental health, systemic practice and nurturing the development of trainee and qualified Counselling and Clinical Psychologists. They will also be comfortable providing consultations to professionals across adult mental health and local authority children's and family services, to facilitate links across these contexts. The successful candidate will provide a clinical/counselling psychology service to clients of the Camden Parents' Wellbeing Service who are referred for treatment via the Whole Family Team with perinatal specialism (CAMHS for under-fives) and the Integrated Early Years Services. The postholder will be co-located in two services. Work will include psychological assessment and treatment and offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to referrers, and psychology and non-psychology colleagues.

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

To provide psychological assessments of service users referred to the service identified as potentially in need of psychological therapy, using interview and other assessment methods.

To formulate and devise psychological treatment and management plans for referred service users with a range of problems, and to provide psychological treatment for such service users, using a range of psychological interventions (i.e., individual, family, group, consultative) appropriate to the service user and service.

To provide psychological advice, guidance and consultation to others in multi-disciplinary teams within the service and beyond to other professionals (e.g., GPs) and non-professionals, to assist in the formulation, diagnosis and treatment of service users.

To provide a clinical service in an agreed designated area of specialism, for example systemic, narrative and cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety, family interventions, group work, or other specialisms relevant to parental mental health.

To provide reports and communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment offered and undertaken with service users.

To liaise with other health and social care staff, from a range of agencies, in the care provided to service users.
Teaching, training, and supervision
To provide professional and clinical supervision of other members of the multi-disciplinary team, of trainee clinical and counselling psychologists, and, where required, of assistant psychologists, on psychological interventions for depression, anxiety and other related presentations.

To provide specialist consultation within an agreed designated specialist clinical area to other staff

To provide advice, consultation, training and supervision, where appropriate, to other health and social care staff working with service users in CAMHS.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society, or British Psychological Society Statement of Equivalence.
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a clinical psychologist or a counselling psychologist


  • Completion of further post-doctoral post-qualification specialist training in one of: systemic therapy, family interventions, or other areas of practice relevant to the post



  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of service users (parents) with mood disorders and their comorbidities in the community.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service users, across the whole life course and presenting problems.
  • Experience of teaching, training and offering effective consultation and supervision services



  • Skills in the use of a range of methods of psychological assessment), intervention and management for the full range of problems of severity and complexity presented in adult mental health, particularly with regards to parental mental health.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with service users, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.



  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society
  • Well-developed knowledge of the clinical area where the post has designated special responsibilities (e.g. systemic and narrative therapy cognitive behaviour therapy, or group work).



  • Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Camden Children Centres

Kilburn Grange Children centres



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