CAMHS Specialist Psychologist / Psychotherapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and committed psychologist or psychotherapist to join the Enfield CAMHS - Service for Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Conditions (SCAN) team which encompasses the Strengthening the Team Around You (STAY) Project.

The SCAN & STAY team works as part of a well-established and supportive multi-disciplinary team in Enfield CAMHS.

Enfield CAMHS is developing care adopting the iTHRIVE framework for a system approach to care, working in partnership with the wider network around our service users. The service enjoys excellent working relationships with NHS Commissioners, the Joint Service for Disabled Children, Special Schools/SEN team and adult Learning Disability (LD) team, amongst others.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be a psychologist or therapist with sound experience of working with young people with neurodevelopmental conditions / learning disabilities who present with moderate to severe behaviours of concern and providing evidence-based interventions for and with young person and their families.

The post-holder will also have specialist clinical skills in assessment and formulation, drawing on multiple frameworks but including attachment and trauma-informed approaches and working with families in addition to skills in assessing and treating CYP referred with a range of neuro-developmental conditions and special educational needs.

About us

Community based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide a range of multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment interventions for children, adolescents and their families/carers across targeted and Specialist services, and for children and young people with co-morbid learning disability and mental health needs.

Working in BEHMHT, you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including personal support, such as: Childcare Scheme Discounts - High Street and Online Employee Assistance Programme Occupational Health and other health and wellbeing services Financial Wellbeing Fast Track to Physiotherapy Flexible Working and Salary Sacrifice Schemes. We are also committed to Continuous Staff Development (CPD) through regular supervision and appraisal.

The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people's participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

Regular clinical supervision will be provided, exploring development opportunities for the post holder. We will support individuals to develop specialist skills and pursue specific areas of interest or service development projects where appropriate. We also hold regular CPD and service development days across the whole service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role is for an experienced psychologist or therapist with specialist knowledge around children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities and neuro-developmental conditions and needs which require specialist community CAMHS services.

Whilst providing specialist external consultation assessment and intervention, the post holder as part of the Multidisciplinary team provides senior clinical knowledge providing a valuable resource.

As a senior member of the team, they will work with other the team leadership team, supporting the development of the service, with the service user at the centre of the care we provide.

They will also provide direct clinical supervision and line management as appropriate of identified staff.

This role comes with all the support required in order for the post holder to fulfil all the requirements of the role with job planning and regular supervision, as well as being part of a supportive MDT.

Please see Job Description attached for further information.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Registrations


  • Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or equivalent as per JD)
  • Registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist or with ACP as a therapist as per JD
  • Further training in a specialised area of psychological practice


  • Post-qualification training in additional specialised area
  • ADOS 2 training

Skills/ Abilities


  • Knowledge and skills in the use of complex methods of assessment and intervention
  • Skills in ability to communicate effectively, highly technical/clinically sensitive information to others
  • Capacity to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive & distressing problems
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies with CYP
  • Clinical risk assessment and safeguarding procedures.


  • Skills in undertaking QI projects / service evaluation
  • Skills in providing consultation to others

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Experience of working with CYP with ND difficulties in mental health services
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience
  • Experience of specialist assessment and intervention of CYP with ND/MH
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring


  • Experience in enabling service user participation
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision & personal development positively & effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Bay Tree House

Christchurch Close



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