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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-845-A

West London NHS Trust
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H&F Community Psychology, London
£39,866 to £49,704 incl HCAS

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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BAND 7, 0.8 WTE Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (CAMHS Practitioner) in Hammersmith and Fulham (there is a potential for possible extension to 1.0 WTE on a fixed term basis)


Tier 2 CCAMHS [Community CAMHS] Team


Excellent opportunity for: Clinical or Counselling Psychologists


An exciting opportunity has arisen in Hammersmith and Fulham CAMHS, for a skilled and experienced Band 7 (0.8 WTE) Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to work in Tier II CAMHS, taking up a role within the Community CAMHS [CCAMHS] Team, formerly known as the Primary Work Mental health Team. CCAMHS offers early intervention for children, young people and their families to help them deal with problems to prevent difficulties from escalating to a point where intervention or other specialist/statutory agencies becomes necessary. This team is part of a thriving integrated CAMHS service all working from one base in Hammersmith, which has family therapists, specialist child and adolescent nurses, clinical/counselling psychologists, child psychotherapists and child psychiatrists.


The post holder will provide specialist mental health assessments and interventions to children (0-18) with emotional wellbeing concerns and support their families as part of a multi-disciplinary CCAMHS team. The post holder will also work autonomously with children providing direct work, consultation and advice to professionals working across multi-agencies and offer training to relevant staff involved in care delivery in universal services. Clinicians will be expected to carry a clinical caseload.


Hammersmith and Fulham CAMHS is a friendly, busy, borough-located service, and operate as part of a wider 3-borough CAMHS service, including Ealing and Hounslow CAMHS, within West London NHS Trust. The post holder will receive supervision and close support from their Band 8a professional lead within the CAMHS service and alongside them will be offering a range of therapeutic services to children with emotional wellbeing difficulties linked to mental health problems, offering both a clinic based service and also outreach where appropriate in local schools and in client’s homes.


The clinician will build good relationships with the local schools. They may offer some individual work or groups to children, parents or staff and will be able to work with behavioural interventions, to use solution focused therapy or brief therapy i.e. CBT for children with low level mental health needs and to think systemically about the needs of the child in relation to their family and the wider system that they are part of.


We are looking for a skilled clinical/counselling psychologist who is enthusiastic and hard working, who brings experience of working with children with emotional wellbeing and linked mental health problems and who wants to work in this field. Disciplines eligible to apply: Clinical/Counselling Psychologists.


We will offer excellent CPD and support and we look forward to hearing of your interest and to discussing the post informally to start with.


Should we be in receipt of enough applications, this advert may be closed before the stated closing date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Lottie Scull - CCAMHS Team Manager or Keyur Joshi, Service Manager on 020 8483 1979 for an informal discussion.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

UK Registration

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

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