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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
22.5 hours per week plus additional one FTC session
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£39,866 - £49,704 inc. HCA per annum (pro rata)
24/03/2019 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.


Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, South Camden Community Team


Part time: 22.5 hours per week -6 sessions. (Plus 1 Fixed term session in a primary school renewable annually)

We are looking for a motivated and flexible Child Psychotherapist to join the South Camden Community Team. We are a large, friendly Tavistock team based in Mornington Crescent. The work environment is lively and there is a history of good multi-disciplinary team-working where differences of training and profession are valued and respected. Child Psychotherapy has a considerable presence in the team; there is one Consultant Child Psychotherapist, 3 other qualified Child Psychotherapists and eight trainees. We offer a service to 0-18 year olds; in the last year the majority of child psychotherapy work has been with adolescents and under 5’s.

This post spans outreach community work, generic casework, child psychotherapy assessment and treatment as well as supporting the child psychotherapy training cases. The work takes place in the team’s offices as well as community settings, such as schools, GP centres and Children’s centres. The post holder will need to be able to work independently, flexibly and with professional networks. There will be an outreach clinic attached to the 6 session part of this post. In addition there is 1 session (annually renewable) based in a primary school. The post holder will bring a psychoanalytic perspective to diverse range of clinical activities encompassed within this post.

The post holder will join the team in direct work with infants, children, young people their families and carers and also offers consultation to other professionals.

The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the team from different clinical backgrounds, and with other professionals in different organisational cultures. The post holder will work with other members of the teams to jointly develop the team’s psychological thinking.

We would encourage trainees who will be qualifying later this year to apply for this post as we will consider a flexible start.

The Tavistock’s South Camden Community Team is located at 219 Eversholt Street NW1 1DR.


Informal visits for shortlisted candidates will be offered

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 24th March 2019


Interview date : 10th April 2019, please state on your application form if you will not be available.




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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 contact Katy Dearnley, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday), or Vikki Lee, Interim Team Leader: all on 020 8938 2700 or email