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CAMHS Clinician

NHS AfC: Band 7

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CAMHS clinician
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
Bounds Green Health Centre
£47,154 - £52,936 Per Annum Incl HCAS (Pro Rata)
Salary period
07/01/2022 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.

Please note in order to progress your application, your data will be processed by our 3rd party recruitment providers – North London Partners Shared Service, who conduct recruitment activities on behalf of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


This is an opportunity to work within First Step – the innovative emotional and mental health screening,  assessment and intervention service for Haringey’s looked after children and young people. The team is small and multidisciplinary, with social work, educational and clinical psychology, systems and child psychotherapy disciplines represented.  The service provides emotional and mental health screening, assessment, brief and longer term interventions for all babies, children and young people in Haringey’s care. There is also a training and family rehabilitation remit. 

The post holder will provide high level assessments, brief interventions and network interventions as part of this role. Although most of the clinical work will take place in Haringey, there will be some expectation to travel around the UK to see children and young people placed out of borough

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified in one of the core CAMHS professions (systemic psychotherapy, child psychotherapy, clinical, counselling or educational psychology, social work, nursing)
  • Experience of working with Looked After Children requiring skilled and complex interventions.
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency network and awareness of issues for such networks and teams.
  • Experience of providing brief and longer-term therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their networks.
  • Experience of communicating about complex clinical matters verbally and in writing with other agencies or referrers within and outside the NHS
  • Experience of working with children and families within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of offering consultation to colleagues from other agencies.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of neuro-developmental assessment
  • Experience of infant observation or in Early Years
  • Experience of working with child protection cases
  • Experience of facilitating case review, peer support or other group work with staff.
  • Experience of conducting research in a clinical or educational setting.
  • Experience of writing reports for court

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to convey highly complex and clinically sensitive information to others, including colleagues, other professionals, family members and children and young people themselves
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal issues and statutory guidance relating to looked after children, safeguarding children, integrated working practices
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological assessment and intervention
  • An awareness of current issues in service delivery within looked after children and community CAMHS and other settings and an ability to contribute to service development.
  • IT literate, including use of email and word processing
  • Skills in providing consultation and support regarding psychological issues to other professionals
  • Awareness of appropriate clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of high-quality clinical practice.
Desirable criteria
  • An awareness of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and clinical audit.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Wendy Lobatto
Job title
Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0203 961 3410