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Child Psychotherapist/Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Autism and Learning Disabilities
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
4 sessions (15 hours per week)
Job ref
260-2034-IMW
Site
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Town
London
Salary
£44,347 - £50,549 inc. Inner HCA per annum (pro rata)
Closing
25/08/2019 23:59
Interview date
09/09/2019

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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.

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Post: Child Psychotherapist/Clinical Psychologist, CYAF

Grade: Band 7

Hours: 4 sessions

Duration: Permanent

Locations: Autism & Learning Disability Team: Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

 

The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health Trust with a focus on Training and Education alongside a full range of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Psychological Therapies. The Trust is committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. Our contribution is distinctive in 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.

This is a thriving Directorate that encompasses services for children and young people (0-25) their families and carers. The clinical services of the Department are undertaken by child psychiatrists, child psychotherapists, clinical and educational psychologists, social workers, systemic psychotherapists, nurses and by those training in these disciplines. The Directorate has a number of specialist units, Gloucester House Day Unit, the Gender Identity Development Service and the Family Drug and Alcohol Court. The CYAF Directorate provides a multi-disciplinary clinical service for a substantial catchment area in addition to offering more specialized services for referrals from a larger area including the first Step, which provides a Mental Health Service for Looked after Children and Young People in Haringey.

The post holder will work clinically in the Autism & Learning Disability Team located within the CAMHS directorate at the Tavistock clinic. The team offers a service to children, young people and their families where there is a developmental concern or difficulty which includes social and communication difficulties, learning and complex difficulties, and learning disabilities. The team also offers a service to patients of all ages who have a diagnosed Learning Disability. Referrals come from neighbouring London boroughs and further afield. The post holder would be expected to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team offering assessment and treatment to children, young people, adults, families and carers referred to the service. This will include complex work where child protection issues may be a concern. This will involve working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the trusts policies and procedures.

 

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.

 

 

Interview date: 9th Sept 2019

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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 the post please contact:

Ms Nina Wessels Team Manager at 020 8938 2364 or Dr Myooran Canagaratnam at 0208 938 2557