Clinical Specialist

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to employ a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Arts Therapist or other Health Care Professional, wishing to specialise in the delivery of structured psychological therapies, to work within the Personality Disorder Service provided by Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

The Personality Disorder Service is an integrated service, made up of a Community Team (providing adapted Structured Clinical Management), a Therapies Team, and a Liaison Team (working with colleagues in acute, crisis, primary care, and young people's services).

Main duties of the job

This post is located within the Therapies Team, which consists of three treatment streams: Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorder.

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

The main clinical duties involve providing assessment, formulation and treatment to service-users, and offering advice and consultation to those involved in our service-users care. This will involve working as a therapist and case manager within a multidisciplinary team delivering individual and group-based interventions.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Arts Therapist or other Health Care Professional
  • Training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Mentalisation Based Treatment or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-professional team.
  • Ability to work safely and effectively in crisis situations.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in working with people with severe and complex mental health problems, especially patients with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.
  • Experience of the application of psychologically informed case management in different cultural contexts.
Personal/Professional Qualilites Essential
  • Having a strong interest in working in the field of personality disorder.
  • Capacity to work calmly and thoughtfully when addressing traumatic psychological issues.

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