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Lead Therapist - TOPS With Families (TWF)

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term until 31st July 2020
7.5 hours per week
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Camden primary school and Tavistock
£44,347 - £50,549 inc. HCAS per annum (pro rata)
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Lead Therapist - Tavistock Outreach in Primary Schools With Families (TWF)

Part-time: 7.5 Hours per Week (2 Sessions)

Fixed term: until 31st July 2020 

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which consists of the Tavistock Clinic and the Portman Clinic, provides multi-disciplinary clinical services for adults, adolescents and children and their families and postgraduate training for a wide range of care-givers in the field of mental health. 

The Tavistock Outreach in Primary Schools With Families Project (TWF) is an outreach therapeutic service based in L.B. Camden primary schools, all in areas of significant socio-economic deprivation. The schools’ population is ethnically diverse, often with complex needs, and struggling to access/engage with services. TWF, previously named TOPS, has been working for almost two decades in Camden primary schools developing a strong partnership with schools while providing therapeutic interventions to children and parents/carers, and increasing schools capacity building on children’s mental health. TWF is now introducing additional therapeutic and supportive interventions, and a new partnership TWF-MIND in Camden Charity has been formed. 

We are now looking for an experienced and adaptable Child Psychotherapist to join our team. The post involves providing a psychotherapeutic service in a TWF primary school in L.B. Camden, and working in partnership with the school to offer an effective and relevant service, direct clinical work with children and families, consulting to education staff, liaising with agencies, supervising and managing honorary assistant therapists, and membership of the wider TWF team. Candidates keen on contributing to service development are particularly welcomed. 

This post is part funded by the Big Lottery Fund, John Lyon’s Charity, and TWF participating primary schools. 

For further information about this TWF post please contact Marta Cioeta, TWF Project Leader on 02089382457 or by email, 

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:    19th  September 2019

Interview Date: 30th 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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For further information about this TWF post please contact Marta Cioeta, TWF Project Leader on 02089382457 or by email,