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Systemic and Family Psychotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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CAMHS, Systemic and Family Psychotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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South Camden CAMHS Team, Openminded, Ampthill Square, 219 Eversholt Street, LONDON, NW1 1DR
£44,347 - £50,549 inc. HCA per annum
15/09/2019 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.




Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, South Camden CAMHS (Openminded)

AfC Band 7: £44,347 - £50,549 inc. HCA per annum (pro rata)

Full Time: 10 sessions (37.5 hours/week), Permanent contract.

Please note that no sessions/hours can be reduced from this full time post and therefore part time hours cannot be accommodated at this time.

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.

This post is based in the South Camden CAMH (OpenMinded) Service. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), to promote the emotional well being of children, young people and families within South Camden. It involves contributing psychology input to the team, including: direct support for children and families; specialist supervision of other staff including clinical/counselling/educational psychology trainees; consultation and training for staff at a designated school; consultation, teaching and training for staff within health, education, social care and third sector organisations.

You will need experience of working with children, young people and families from a diverse range inner city communities in the area of mental health, from within either health, education or social care (statutory or third sector). You will also need to be enthusiastic and committed to supporting local communities, and it is vital that you are a good team player. There is a strong ethos within the team of supporting each other and recognition of the challenges that this type of work throws up. The team is committed to equal opportunities and ensuring that the contributions of all members are respected and valued.

For an informal discussion please call Lottie Scull – Clinical Service Team Manager, tel. 020 8938 2700.

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 for applications: 15th September 2019.

Interview date: Friday 27 September 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 an informal discussion please call Lottie Scull – CAMHS Clinical Service Manager or Doreen Robinson - Systemic and Family Psychotherapy Lead, tel. 020 8938 2700.