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Adult IAPT & CAMHS , Senior Clinician, Growing Together - Team Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Adult IAPT & CAMHS , Senior Clinician, Growing Together - Team Lead.
NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (1.00 WTE)
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
The Manor Garden Centre
£47,126 - £53,219 Per Annum Plus HCAs
Salary period
26/10/2021 23:59

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Job overview

We are looking for an 8a Senior Clinician with some experience of management, and leadership alongside clinical experience of working with adults with common mental health presentation. Experience with working with children with common behavioural and emotional difficulties in the context of parental mental health will be advantageous.

Growing Together is a relatively new mental health service which is a partnership between Islington Adult IAPT and CAMHS. Growing Together provides psychological interventions to both parents and children aged 1-5 experiencing emotional distress and difficulties in relationships.

The post-holder will be part of the management and leadership team in Growing Together. They will be expected to take a lead in monitoring clinical outcomes and the delivery of the team's KPIs and to contribute to the annual report. They will provide line management and clinical supervision to Band 7 staff and other junior members of the team.

Main duties of the job

In addition to team leadership, the post holder will offer psychological assessments and interventions to parents with range of common mental health presentations (including depression, anxiety, and emotional regulation difficulties) and their children aged between 1-5 presenting with common young childhood difficulties (including difficulties with behaviour, feeding, toileting, separating, attachment, etc.). They will see clients in community settings, e.g. Children’s Centres, Health Centres and client’s homes. A range of evidence based interventions will be offered by the clinician from at least one therapeutic modality including CBT , Brief psychodynamic  psychotherapy,  and family work. Training for group work that the team undertakes will be provided. For the suitable candidate support will also be offered to develop skills in working with young children if required.


Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

We are a small, friendly, dynamic multidisciplinary team. The post is open to job share/flexible working.  We are also able to consider secondments.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post involves doing outreach work in the community and linking with partnership agencies to provide consultation and training. The clinician will link to some specific Children’s Centres and need to build positive relationships with staff to facilitate joint working. This post would suit someone dynamic, confident, flexible and tenacious with interest in the mental health of adults as parents and the impact of their emotional difficulties on their children’s wellbeing and development.   

We especially welcome applications from candidates with Adult mental health experience at a senior level within an IAPT service and an interest in developing expertise in working with young children.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Post-graduate/doctoral level qualification in Clinical/ Counselling psychology, family and systemic psychotherapy or child and adolescent psychotherapy as recognised by HCPC/DOH/UKCP/ACP or other recognised professional registering body OR qualification in another mental health profession (e.g. mental health nursing, occupational therapy) and qualification in CBT and registration with the BABCP.
  • 4 years

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Skills in the assessment of developmental, family, intrapersonal and mental health factors for adults and children under five years of age and their families

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of generic and discipline specific mental health assessments, treatments and safeguarding of Adults, children and families within the age range of 1-5 years.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Andia Papadopoulou
Job title
Early Years Service Joint Manager
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