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Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5
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South Camden Community Team
219 Eversholt Street
£45,780 - £51,393 £45,780 - £51393 per annum including HCAS (pro-rata)
Salary period
11/10/2020 23:59
Interview date


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 Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist

Band 7 - Fixed Term Contract (12 months) - Full Time 1.0 WTE.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a prominent mental health trust which combines patient services, research and consultancy with a national remit for delivering mental health-related education and training.

If you are a dynamic psychologist with passion for community CAMHS and innovative ways of working, we have an exciting opportunity for you. You will join the South Camden Community Team (SCCT), one of the two Camden CAMHS’s 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 of Tavistock.

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 links with the network. 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. Camden CAMHS is one of the pilot sites for the Trailblazers’ initiatives, and the past year has seen new developments such as the 4-week-wait initiative. Mental Health Support Teams 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 and highly skilled senior psychologists to strengthen and contribute to the psychology discipline which is developing in size and 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 to provide CAMHS input. Experience and skills in treating child and adolescent mental health issues using CBT approach are essential for this role. We welcome candidates who have special interest in CBT for children and young people. There are other opportunities to contribute to various developments in the service, Quality Improvement, service user involvement, audit and research.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Lottie Scull, SCCT Clinical Service Manager, Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse on: and Contact Number: 020 8938 2700.

Dr Vikki Lee, SCCT Psychology Lead on: and Contact Number: 020 8938 2700.

Closing date: Sunday 11th October 2020 .

Interview date: Tuesday 20th October 2020

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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

Lottie Scull
Job title
SCCT Clinical Service Manager, Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse
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020 8938 2700