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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2020.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-488

West London NHS Trust
Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a
17139 Tier 2 SAFE East & West, Northolt
£44,606 to £50,819 pa plu

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

SAFE band 8a psychologist ad – 1 year fixed term

A vacancy has arisen for a band 8a psychologist to join the SAFE (Supportive Action for Families in Ealing) CAMHS team. The CAMHS team is comprised of psychologists, assistant psychologists, family therapists, nurses and CWPs. The post holder would provide a highly specialist clinical psychology service to children and adolescents in Ealing Tier 2 CAMHS aged 0 -18 and their families, across all sectors of care; providing highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. You would be responsible for supervising band 7 psychologists, and involved in identifying areas for service development, quality improvement and audit within the team.

SAFE is a multi-agency service made up of social workers, family support workers, pupil and family workers, an educational psychologist and family safety worker who offer help and support to families in a variety of ways. CAMHS is embedded within this team, and clinicians work closely with multi agency colleagues undertaking joint assessment and intervention and offering consultation, as well as working independently. The service offers evidence-based interventions, including CBT, systemic and parenting work, NVR and group work. Clinicians work in creative and flexible ways to meet the needs of families who present with a wide range of difficulties, often working in partnership with agencies such as education and social care. SAFE CAMHS are a small and friendly team who offer good opportunities for CPD. The postholder would be well supported in role, with clear job plans, regular supervision from the lead clinical psychologist, appraisals and opportunities to connect with the wider Ealing CAMHS and trust-wide CAMHS colleagues.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Enquiries about the post are welcome to Dr Rachel Zwi, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Co-lead for CAMHS ( or 02084831979)

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 NHS 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 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.

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

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