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Specialist Clinical or Counselling Psychologist / Family Therapist / Social Worker / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist / Clinical Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Gender Identity Development Service
NHS AfC: Band 7
1 Fixed Tem and 1 Permanent Post
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Tavistock Center, Birmingham
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
07/06/2020 23:59


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Clinical or Counselling Psychologists / Family Therapists / Social Workers / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists / Clinical Nurse Specialist

1 Permanent post and 1 Fixed Term Post (12 months)

We have 2 Birmingham based full time posts available, one 12 month fixed term maternity leave cover and one permanent post. Flexible working arrangements may be considered with a minimum of 7 sessions (0.7 WTE).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established highly specialist multidisciplinary team working with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with their gender identity development. The service has two centres in London and Leeds, and outreach centres in Bristol and Birmingham. Due to the expansion of the Birmingham based team, an opportunity has arisen for clinical posts in the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (GIDS). 

Successful candidates will be required to travel to regular outreach meetings across the UK.

The candidates should have some experience in a relevant work setting, including experience with patient populations who present with a high level of complexity and require skilled and multi-layered assessments and intervention. Whilst some experience of working with children and adolescents presenting with gender dysphoria is desirable, the capacity to work sensitively and appropriately within a client and professional group with diverse gender identity and sexuality and of ethnically diverse backgrounds is essential.  Experience of consultation and multi-agency engagement would also be an advantage.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.  

Closing date:  7 June 2020

Interview date:  w/c 22 June 2020 (to be confirmed)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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