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Specialist Clinician

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Part Time
If you are a dynamic psychologist or therapist with a passion for community CAMHS and innovative ways of working, we have an exciting opportunity for you. You will join the North Camden Community Team (NCCT), one of the two Camden CAMHS Community Teams - Open Minded, to promote the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their families. We are part of a large and vibrant child and family department at the Tavistock Centre. You will join a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Social Worker, Psychiatrists and many trainees studying at Tavistock Centre. We are proud to offer a dynamic, innovative and needs-led service with strong community links. We have a varied caseload of clients ranging from those who require preventative intervention and to those presenting with a high level of risk and complexity. We work closely with the multi-agency network and offer CAMHS input in schools.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of service users, conscious of their changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity, working collaboratively, with other clinicians and stakeholders. The post holder will hold a caseload of highly complex service users.

You will be required to work within a multi-disciplinary team delivering a range of outcome focused, evidence based, and complex interventions and responsible for the formulation and delivery of specialised programmes of care.

The post holder will contribute to the quality, safety and continuous improvement of services provided to service users and their families.

The post holder will foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent way with internal and external partners.

You will act as a positive role model and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

You will ensure that all organisational systems and processes are adhered to.

About us

Camden CAMHS is one of the pilot sites for the Trailblazers' initiatives. We work alongside the clinical intake team, Mental Health Support Teams and emotional wellbeing pathway, which are fully integrated in the community teams. We continue to strive to be an accessible, responsive and innovative service with patient care and patient experience at its heart.

You will join the experienced, supportive and highly skilled senior psychologists to strengthen and contribute to the psychology discipline which is developing in scope to meet the local needs. You will offer assessment and treatment to support children, young people and families/carers. You will provide specialist supervision of staff including clinical/counselling/educational psychology trainees; consultation, teaching and training for staff within health, education, social care and third sector organisations. You will be working in designated schools (for up to one day a week) to provide CAMHS input. Experience, knowledge and skills in treating child and adolescent mental health issues using a CBT approach (including Third Wave interventions) are essential for this role.

Job description Job responsibilities

There are other opportunities to pursue more specialist interests (including training and professional development) and contribute to service development, Quality Improvement, service user involvement, audit and research.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Interview: 05 January 2023

Person Specification Qualificationa,Experience and Skills Essential
  • Degree level as a minimum plus developed specialist and practical knowledge equating to postgraduate degree/ Masters level
  • Registration with HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist, or BABCP as a CBT Therapist
  • Evidence of clinical experience of working with relevant client population (Child and Adolescent Mental Health). A clear track record of managing complexity and risk whilst maintaining high standards of service delivery
  • A comprehensive understanding of the changing NHS and Social Care environment and the challenges they face
  • Experience of working at all levels of the system with internal and external stakeholders
  • Expertise of managing and treating the client group
  • Some experience of clinical supervision
  • High level of skill and knowledge in safeguarding and risk management
  • Personal duty of care in relation to equipment or resources
  • Basic keyboard skills for updating client records
  • Ability to manage own clinical case load
  • Willingness to contribute to strategic and business planning
  • Skills for assessing and communicating complex client conditions and applying appropriate clinical treatments
  • Demonstrate equality, diversity and inclusion awareness and application of EDI issues
  • Proactive, positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet Services needs
  • Ability to travel
  • Keyboard / IMT skills
  • Some experience of clinical management of staff
  • Some experience of involvement in project work e.g. quality improvement

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