CAMHS Clinical/Counselling Psychologists - Band 7

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Merton CAMHS Assessment Service
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Merton Mental Health Service (CAMHS
£31,696 - £41,787 p.a. plus HCAS
07/03/2018 23:59

At South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust our mission is “making life better together”.

Clinical/Counselling psychologists

Merton CAMHS

WTE 1 37.5 hours a week

(Split between T3 CAMHS WTE 0.5 and Single Point of Access WTE 0.5)

Band 7 with Outer London allowances

South West London and St George’s Trust is the main provider of integrated mental health and social care services in south west London.  Our child and adolescent mental health service provides out-patient and consultation services to children experiencing a range of mental health and developmental difficulties.


This post has been created to form part of a new CAMHS service model which features dedicated and locally-based services.  The service includes specialist teams for eating disorders, for assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, and for learning difficulties.  The model is based on the Choice and Partnership Approach and on the Children and Young Persons Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative.


We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician to work within a friendly and supportive T3 CAMHS and Single Point of Access service. This role is open to qualified clinical psychologists/counselling psychologists interested in contributing to the development of an innovative, evidence-based service that encourages participation by service users.   


We regularly take on trainees from the University of Surrey and there are opportunities for joint supervision within this role. We are a strong multi-disciplinary team with a strong psychology presence  


Successful candidates must have:


  • experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings
  • experience of work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • the ability to relate and provide accessible services to a diverse community
  • the ability to efficiently manage a caseload
  • knowledge and skills in risk management and safeguarding
  • Registration with relevant professional body (see personal specification section of the JD)


Interviews: TBC

Closing Date:   07-03-2018




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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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Nicholas Wilson (Team Manager: 07890325112)