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Psychological Therapist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Permanent: Employed by NHS seconded to CAMHS Team in Local Authority
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (During office hours - Weekdays)
Job ref
Charles Babbage House
£50,575 - £56,490 inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Salary period
07/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior Psychological Therapist to join the Enfield CAMHS Looked After Children Service.

The post is based in a supportive multi-disciplinary team of other CAMHS professionals and will develop sound working relationships with other professionals.

The community CAMHS team is supportive and welcoming and we encourage applications from mental health professionals with a broad skill base, as the work will assess and treat a diverse range of conditions including neurodevelopmental concerns.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide referral screening, assessments and deliver psychological treatment and interventions for a broad range of mental health conditions meeting specialist CAMHS criteria. The role is mainly clinic-based and will focus on the delivery of timely, high quality interventions. This position provides opportunities to work with and develop links with health and social care to delivery of care for young people. The role will appeal to a skilled CAMHS clinician with UK Professional registration who enjoys specialist work in a dynamic focussed CAMHS team.

Working for our organisation

Working in BEHMHT, you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including personal support, such as: Childcare Scheme; Discounts - High Street and Online; Employee Assistance Programme; Occupational Health and other health and wellbeing services; Financial Wellbeing; Fast Track to Physiotherapy; Flexible Working; and Salary Sacrifice Schemes. We are also committed to Continuous Staff Development (CPD) through regular supervision and appraisal.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We welcome applications from enthusiastic, highly-motivated and resourceful individuals who are keen to work as part of a team. The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people’s participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

Regular clinical supervision will be provided, exploring development opportunities for the post holder. We will support individuals to develop specialist skills and pursue specific areas of interest or service development projects where appropriate. We also hold regular CPD and service development days across the whole service.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • or MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy and professional registration with the UKCP


Essential criteria
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.


Essential criteria
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


Essential criteria
  • Good interpersonal; verbal and written skills
  • A commitment to service user participation across the levels of clinical practice, team/service, and the organisation


Essential criteria
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Meera Kapadia
Job title
Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
020 8702 5100
Additional information

Alternative contact:

Michael Salfrais, Service Lead

Tel. 020 8702 5100, email:

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