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Practitioner Psychologist

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Greater London
£51,488 to £57,802 pro rata per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
We are seeking to appoint a Band 7 psychologist to join the new Children and Young People's Gender Service (London).

This is an exciting new blended role that will work in the Children and Young People's Gender Service and an allocated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The CAMHS element of this role will ideally be a good fit with the Children and Young People's Gender Service and the experience, skills, and preference of the applicant. Please specify in your supporting information your preferred choice. The post will be full time for 3 years (fixed term contract).

This post reflects the Cass Review recommendation that staff should maintain a broad clinical perspective by working across related NHS services to embed the care of childrenandyoung people with gender-related distress within a broader childand adolescent health context.

Practitioner Health and Educational Psychologists will also be considered for this role if they are able to demonstrate significant experience within a children and young people's mental health setting and document the equivalent level of training in an appropriate therapeutic model, either as a core part of training, additional qualification, or substantial number of short courses.

Main duties of the job

The Children and Young People's Gender Serviceprovides assessment and therapeutic support for children and young people that are gender questioning or experiencing gender incongruence. Many of these young people will have co-morbid difficulties including developmental disorders, trauma, low mood and family conflict.

The post holder will work 0.5 wte within the Children and Young People's Gender Service and 0.5wte within an agreed CAMHS, providing a specialist psychology service across both areas - including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.

About us

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country. We aim to utilise the skills, experience, and commitment of our clinicians to provide first class, effective, safe, and innovative care in community Borough based and National and Specialist Inpatient, Outpatient and Day patient multidisciplinary teams.

The Children and Young People's Gender Service (London) is being delivered by a partnership of Evelina London Children's Hospital (part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust), Great Ormond Street Hospital and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within the Children and Young People's Gender Service and an agreed CAMHS to
  • provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions for children and young people including gender exploratory therapy, assessment of trauma, self-harm and other common CAMHS presentations.
  • contribute to the effective working of both services and to a psychologically informed framework.
  • take an active role in supervision teaching, training and research.

Person Specification



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



  • oTheoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the evidence base for the relevant treatment.
  • oKnowledge of psychological assessment and clinical psychometrics
  • oDoctoral level knowledge of psychological research methodology and complex statistical analysis
  • oTo select and administer specialist psychological assessments, interpreting and integrating complex data that require analysis, interpretation and comparison, drawn from several sources



  • oExperience of receiving clinical supervision across a range of client needs
  • oExperience of psychological assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature including neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • oExperience 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
  • oExperience of developing and carrying out research projects



  • To plan and schedule assessment and interventions for individual clients and groups and carers, and for meetings such as CPA and case reviews. (
  • To plan allocation of tasks to assistant psychologists
  • To be skilled in the administration of psychometric and neuropsychological tests, including those that require complex manipulation of test materials

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Denmark Hill

Greater London


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