Clinical Psychologist

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£54,223 to £60,316 a year pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Band 8A
Part Time
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The CAMHS Directorate is wishing to appoint a practitioner psychologist to join the Whole Family Team (WFT) based at 5 Pancras Square Camden N1C 4AG, but may be onsite in the in an allocate local authority team. The Whole Family Team is part of the Whole Family Service (WFS) which is an innovative Local Authority CAMHS service, emerging from Camden's Local Transformation Plan to build integrated, needs based, responsive and accessible services delivered at the right place at the right time by a professional with the right skills. The WFS is made up of two teams: the WFT and WFT with Perinatal Specialism). The team's staff are co-located with Local Authority Camden MASH / Child In Need / Early Help / SEN and Children's Centres, two Pupil Referral units, Young Parent Service and Family Centre staff, Youth Offending Service and the Primary and Secondary Pupil Referral Unit. WFS staff work with families where a high level of integration is needed between CAMHS and other agencies. Many of these families are subject to Child Protection Plans and are known to multiple professional specialist agencies/services.

The post primarily is to work as an integrated member of the Whole Family Team with a specialist role in co-ordinating CAMHS input for young people with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs as part of a multi-agency Local Authority team.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about the vacancy and role requirements.

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. With 500 staff across a number of sites, 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. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about the vacancy and role requirements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oUK recognised Doctoral level training in Clinical or BPS Statement of Equivalence oRegistered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) or UKCP
  • oSpecialist training in trauma and attachment
Knowledge Essential
  • Theoretical knowledge related to complex trauma
  • Theoretical knowledge of the sequelae of child maltreatment
  • Knowledge of child development
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Developmental knowledge about the needs of children across the life cycle and particular knowledge of high risk development phases infants and young children and adolescents
  • Experience of working autonomously as part of a multi-agency teams.
  • Experience of the application of clinical therapeutic practice in different cultural contexts.
Skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of assessment, intervention and management in work with young people and families.
  • A high level of ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex highly technical and clinically sensitive information to children and young people, their carers and families and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS.
  • Specialist experience of working with families where there are concerns about domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse.
Abilities Essential
  • Challenge discriminatory practices towards vulnerable and marginalized groups
  • Ability to manage aggression, and hostility in emotionally stressful situations
Other Essential
  • A demonstrable commitment to anti-racism and to equity, diversity and inclusion objectives in all dimensions of management, clinical work, teaching and supervision.

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