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Clinical Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Edgware Community Hospital,
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and skilled Clinical Psychologist to join our team at Barnet CAMHS and work within the Neuro developmental pathway, providing assessment and treatment to CYP with neurodevelopmental conditions.

The warm and welcoming team are at the forefront of developing innovative assessment and treatments for Children and Young people and their families with neurodevelopmental conditions. The team has strong links to both generic and specialist LD CAMHS.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist assessment and treatment to CYP with Neuro developmental conditions. We are constantly striving to improve our service and are keen to hear from candidates who are motivated by service development and innovation in the clinical field.

The Neuro developmental Team is a warm and welcoming team based in Holly Oak Clinic, with strong links to the generic and LD services, providing specialist assessment and treatment. The team have been at the forefront of adapting services in response to the Covid Pandemic and are dedicated to developing innovative assessment and treatment to CYP and their families.

About us

Barnet CAMHS prides itself in working from a multi-disciplinary approach, informed and embedded within the iThrive Framework. There is a strong focus on further developing clinicians skillset and learning from each other. We offer high-quality individual and group supervision, as well as space for reflective practice. There are many CPD opportunities within the team and across BEH; over the last year training has included EMDR, Narrative Exposure Therapy and ADOS training.

Barnet CAMHS Psychology Team includes a large, dynamic and innovative group of clinicians. The team incorporates all levels of psychologists, from assistant psychologists, trainee clinical psychologists, clinical associate psychologists, qualified clinical and counselling psychologists (including Band 7, 8A, 8B, 8C posts) and provides excellent opportunities for career development. In addition to delivering high quality evidence-based therapy, the psychology team are actively invited to share and implement service development projects aimed at meeting the complex needs of children and families that we support in a timely and effective manner. The development of innovative, creative, practice-based evidence is strongly encouraged.

Job description Job responsibilities

Are you interested in developing your career? Come along to our range of Open Days atBarnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health Trust onto find out about the exciting roles availableand talk to #TeamBEH.
  • 10-October at St. Anns Hospital, Tottenham N15 3TH

Or come to our Patient Information Day, find out about our vacancies and learn about our new transformation of services for the local community.
  • 30-September at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Road, N8 9LP


Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996), including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registration with the HCPC as a clinical psychologist.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of young people and adolescents across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Minimum 1 year's experience of working in an Adolescent or CAMHS setting.
  • Experience of working in consultation and collaboratively with Social Care Teams.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
OTHER Essential
  • A positive approach to working with children, adolescents and families.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multimedia materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.

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