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Local Deputy Lead for Family Therapy

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Family and Sytemic Psychotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£52,643 - £58,558 £52,643 - £58,558 per annum including HCAS
Salary period
24/09/2020 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.


South Camden Community Team, Open Minded – CAMHS

Local Deputy Lead for Family Therapy

Band 8a, Permanent, Full-Time post (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.

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your experience as a senior CAMHS clinician or step up to such a role?  If so, we have a great opportunity for an experienced and dynamic qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who has passion for community CAMHS and innovative ways of working and we would very much welcome dual qualified clinicians – such as Mental Health Nurses and Social Workers.  This is a new post created to strengthen the team’s structure.  As one of the senior members of the team, you will work alongside senior staff and contribute to the team’s development, as we continue to strive to be an accessible, responsive and innovative service with patient care and patient experience at its heart.  There will be a number of opportunities to develop your leadership and strategic skills with support from senior colleagues.  For example, you may contribute to service development, Quality Improvement and clinical governance initiatives, service user involvement, audit and research.  We welcome applications from candidates who can bring knowledge and skills to help us build on our success; for example, to create a high quality, efficient and effective system to address demand and capacity issues and expertise in areas such as intake, assessment and brief treatment models and groups.

You will provide direct clinical input to children, young people and their families/carers.  As a senior clinician you will be providing services to clients presenting with a high level of risk and complexity in a multi-agency environment. You will deliver CAMHS input in schools as part of the schools programme.  In this role, you will be offering supervision for junior members of staff including qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapists and trainees alongside leading and supporting the team’s Family Therapy Workshop. You will be offering systemic consultation for colleagues and network.  Ideally, you will have a qualification in systemic and family therapy supervision and registration of this with AFT or be willing to undertake this training in the future – the Trust supports clinicians with this training that can be undertaken at the Tavistock and Portman itself, in terms of time and contributions to funding for this course (Tavistock employees benefit from 20% discount on course fees).

You will join the South Camden Community Team (SCCT), one of the two Camden CAMHS’s Community Teams - Open Minded. We are a multi-disciplinary team staffed by highly experienced clinicians and part of a large and vibrant child and family department. You will have a crucial role in the team, consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Nurses and Consultant Psychiatrist and many trainees studying at Tavistock Centre.  We are proud to offer a dynamic, innovative and needs-led service.  We have a varied caseload of clients ranging from those presenting with a high level of complexity and risk to those who require preventative interventions.  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’ initiative, with new developments such as the clinical intake team, the 4-week-wait initiative and Mental Health Support Team offering support in schools.

You will join a large number of Family and Systemic Psychotherapists in the Trust.  There will be opportunities for systemic peer supervision and ‘supervision of supervision’ to assist your supervisory role.

If you are interested, please do feel free to contact me, Lottie Scull, Clinical Service Manager.

Lottie Scull, SCCT Clinical Service Manager, Systemic and Fmaily Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist and Mental Health Nurse, Tel: 020 8938 2700, Email:


Closing date: Thursday 24th September 2020 at midnight.

Interview date: Tuesday 6th 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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Lottie Scull
Job title
SCCT Clinical Service Manager, Systemic and Fmaily Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist and Mental Health Nurse
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020 8938 2700