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GIDS Principal Family Therapist / Clinical or Counselling Psychologist / Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Social Worker

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
37.5 hours per week
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Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BA
£59,083 - £67,760 per anuum inc HCAS(pro rata)
03/06/2019 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.



Gender Identity Development Service

120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

GIDS Principal Family Therapist / Clinical or Counselling Psychologist /


Social Worker / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

and Regional / Outreach Lead


We have one London based full time post available. Part time candidates will be considered.


Permanent contract


This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established highly specialist multidisciplinary team working with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with their gender identity development. The service has two centres in London and Leeds, and is expanding to further regional centres in the Midlands and South West. Due to an increase in referrals and a recent service restructure, an opportunity has arisen for these senior clinical posts, which include operational management responsibilities in the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (GIDS).


The posts will be based in our London centre. The successful candidates will be required to attend clinics and travel to regular outreach meetings across the UK, including to bases in the Midlands and South West.


The candidates should have experience in a relevant work setting, including experience with patient populations who present with a high level of complexity and require skilled and multi-layered assessments and intervention. Whilst some experience of working with children and adolescents presenting with gender dysphoria is desirable, the capacity to work sensitively and appropriately within a client and professional group with diverse gender identity and sexuality and of ethnically diverse backgrounds is essential.  Experience of delivering consultation, management and supervision within a multi-agency engagement would also be an advantage.


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.

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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 or an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr Polly Carmichael, Director GIDS or ask to speak to any member of our Senior Team on 020 8938 2030.


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