Specialist Clinical Psychologist

West London NHS Trust
Hounslow, UK
15 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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 Hammersmith & Fulham 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.

Clinical Psychologist post - Band 7

Hounslow CAMHS

1.0 WTE

Five sessions (2.5 days) undertaking specialist assessments of autism spectrum disorder in the team's Neurodevelopmental Team and Five sessions (2.5 days) offering assessments for mental health difficulties and therapy in the Adolescent & Family Team.

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen in Hounslow CAMHS for a Band 7 (1.0 WTE) Clinical Psychologist to work in Tier 3 CAMHS taking up two different roles that offer variety and opportunities for professional development.

The role is split across the Adolescent Team (five sessions) and the neurodevelopmental team (six sessions). In the Adolescent & Family Team, the post holder will offer clinical assessment and evidence-based therapy to adolescents (aged 15-18) and families where there are severe and complex mental health difficulties. In the neurodevelopmental team, the post holder will undertake specialist assessments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including the ADOS-II, 3di, ADI and cognitive assessments. Additionally, there will be opportunity to facilitate psycho-education groups for parents relating to ASD and individual/family work with children and young people with comorbid mental health difficulties.

These two teams are part of a thriving Tier 3 CAMHS service, which also includes an adolescent team and a comprehensive Tier 2 service all located within the Heart of Hounslow Health Centre. The wider team includes professionals from multiple disciplines. The post holder will be part of a thriving psychology team. Clinical Psychology is well represented throughout the teams. The service prides itself in thinking and implementing creative and innovative ways of delivering care; example, Hounslow CAMHS was selected to be a trailblazer site for the new mental health support in schools and colleges, and there are opportunities to be involved in quality improvement projects. We are passionate about supporting Clinical Psychologists in training and regularly have trainees on placement with us. We offer excellent CPD opportunities and if required, specialist training will be provided for conducting ASD assessments (e.g. ADOS-II and 3di). You will be well-supported in the post and will receive clinical and professional supervision from a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist.

Hounslow CAMHS is a friendly, busy, borough-located service, and operates as part of a wider three-borough CAMHS service, including Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham, within West London NHS Trust. The teams have excellent relationships with the local mainstream and specialist schools and links within Social Care.

We are looking for a skilled clinician who is enthusiastic and dedicated, who brings a committed interest, and a level of experience of working with children with mental health and neurodevelopmental difficulties.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We welcome any inquiries about this post to Dr Chris Marshall, (Principal Clinical Psychologist) in Hounslow CAMHS on 020 8483 8883 or email ( Email address removed )

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.

UK Registration

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