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

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Multi Therapies
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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GIDS Tavistock Bristol
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum (Pro-rata)
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.


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

Full time (37.5 hours) – Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly specialist multidisciplinary team working with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with their gender identity development. The GIDS is nationally commissioned to provide a highly specialist service for children, adolescents and their families across the UK.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinician to join our small Bristol outreach team. The post holder will be based in our Bristol outreach offices in Easton, from this clinical and administrative base there will be an expectation for some days to be spent delivering clinics in areas of the South West including Exeter. There will also be an expectation to travel to London on a monthly basis to attend relevant meetings in the Tavistock Centre in London as part of the induction period and as a way of retaining connections to the main team. The remainder of the week the post holder will be based in both Bristol and Exeter.

Candidates should have substantial 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.  



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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information about this post please email providing contact number and discipline and ask for the South West lead clinicians to be in touch.