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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/09/2020.

8a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 367-CAMHS-3982

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Saffron Ground, Stevenage
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

CAMHS North are looking to recruit a senior (8a) Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with ACP registration. We are a friendly, supportive, and welcoming team who value the discipline of psychotherapy and the importance of being able to offer this intervention to children and young people with significant mental health needs. A key part of the role will be the supervision of a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy trainee who is currently working with the team and of a band 7 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. This role is essential to the clinical leadership within the team; we are looking for someone wanting to develop their leadership skills and who is enthusiastic about improving the care for young people through being involved in service development projects. In return we will invest in the successful applicant through a robust PDP process and clinical and management supervision to support their career aspirations.

The HPFT CAMHS service has been at the forefront of national developments in CAMHS, including CAPA and CYP-IAPT, and Hertfordshire is both an i-Thrive accelerator and schools link pilot site. The HPFT CAMHS service includes four community based ‘tier 3’ teams, a crisis assessment/treatment team (C-CATT), an Eating Disorder Team, an inpatient unit (Forest House), and a Targeted Team for looked after or adopted children. We also have a Home Treatment Team and DBT service. We offer a range of psychological therapies across these teams. We have close links with other agencies including the local ‘tier 2’ CAMHS service, school link workers and children’s social services.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in working collaboratively with children and their families and with partner agencies to promote positive outcomes for children and families in Hertfordshire. They will offer core interventions as well as specialist psychotherapy interventions (individual, parent work, IPT-A, state of mind assessments) to children and adolescents and their families, as well as consultation to the team and professional networks. They will be the most senior psychotherapist in this team whilst working alongside senior psychotherapists county wide who are committed to supporting professional development. They would attend regular county wide psychotherapy meetings.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Those without this need not apply.

Stevenage is a short train journey from London Kings Cross station and we are located in close proximity to the train station therefore it is accessible from London as well as neighbouring counties. Of note, the team are currently working remotely for part of the week using virtual platforms and have a rota for staff to be in the office approximately once a week whilst the pandemic continues. We are happy to consider reasonable requests for flexible working.

The interviews will take place on Monday 12th October via Microsoft Teams. We would be happy to arrange an informal visit prior to the interview if useful for applicants.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Daphne Storey (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) or Charlotte Train (CAMHS Manager) or Ella Beeson (Consultant Psychologist) on 01438 792600

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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