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Band 8b Clinical Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 per annum including Outer London Allowance
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Do You Want to make a difference to the lives of Young Children with learning disabilities? Do You Want to work in a friendly and dynamic service? Then look no further than Haringey Children and Young people Mental Health Service!

This role is to provide clinical leadership on the service provision and development of Haringey CAMHS within the Learning Disability Team also known as the SCAN Team. The role includes having a small clinical caseload providing expert therapeutic intervention, as well as the clinical leadership and management of the service. This role is supported by job planning along with support from the team manager and clinical lead within Haringey CAMHS. The post holder would support the delivery of the service provision and for implementing and reviewing systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high-quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust and the Commissioners.

Main duties of the job

  • To take overall management responsibility for clinical service delivery and and some operational matters.
  • To take an active role is service development in line with service and national guidance and stakeholder views.
  • Provide senior clinical leadership / consultation to colleagues.
  • To maintain an active caseload as relevant to professional registration in line with job plan as determined with CAMHS Clinical Lead. Job plan will allow for balance of clinical / managerial work as required by the needs of the service.
  • To support and supervise staff, chair team meetings and respond to queries. To advocate for the service and be instrumental in leading service delivery and development.

About us

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Hold a clinical caseload, providing specialist therapeutic intervention
  • Support junior colleagues with their caseload management to work effectively and efficiently and creating capacity to take on new cases.
  • Overseeing day to day management of the Service in conjunction with other Haringey CAMHS teams, coordinating the clinic-based service, along with outreach where required
  • To take a lead role as referrals coordinator / duty clinician to ensure that young people are triaged and screened into the service or signposted as appropriate, in consideration of risk and urgency
  • To develop and maintain an effective case management service to ensure the care and continuity of treatment is maintained throughout service users treatment.
  • Ensuring high standards of record/case note recording in line with an integrated clinical care notes policy.
  • To be responsible for the co-ordination and management of the teams in providing a safe, effective and therapeutic clinical team ensuring the delivery of high-quality community mental health care packages.
  • To work in partnership with key agencies to ensure easy access for children and families into CAMHS

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Membership of HCPC


  • o Qualified ASD training, i.e. ADOS o Accredited supervisor training o Teaching / Mentoring qualification o Management / Leadership qualification



  • Clinical experience as a registered healthcare practitioner within community Neurodevelopmental / Learning Disability CAMHS
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience at Band 8a or higher in a children / young persons mental health setting
  • Experience of providing psychological therapies to children, young people and their families with a wide range of moderate to severe mental health problems in the community
  • Experience of child safeguarding procedures and how these apply in community CAMHS
  • Experience of developing clinical practice
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a clinician and also within the context of a multidisciplinary team/care plan.
  • Experience of clinical audits and developing action plans for improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road


N15 3TH

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