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CAMHS senior clinician - Growing Together


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Part time: 22.5 Hours
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Manor Gardens
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum. Pro rota. Plus HCA
31/03/2020 23:59

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CAMHS Growing Together Joint Team Lead/Senior Clinician

Family Systemic Psychotherapist /Clinical Psychologist/ Child and Adolescent  Psychotherapist

Band 8a

0.6 WTE permanent post

Growing Together, Islington CAMHS, linked with iCope (CANDI)

We are looking for an 8a Senior Clinician with some experience of leadership and experience of working with adults and children who have common mental health problems.

Growing Together is a relatively new mental health service which is a partnership between Islington CAMHS and iCOPE (adult primary care mental health service in CANDI). Growing Together provides psychotherapeutic interventions to both parents and children aged 1-5 experiencing emotional distress and difficulties in relationships.

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

The post holder will offer psychotherapeutic assessment and intervention to parents with emotional difficulties (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.). The post holder will see clients in community settings, e.g. Children’s Centres, Health Centres and client’s homes. A range of interventions will be offered by the clinician, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, parent-infant work, family work and group work.

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.

We are a small, friendly dynamic multidisciplinary team. We offer many opportunities for continued professional development.



Islington is a small densely populated borough with a total resident child population of 40,000, which is about 20% of the total population.

The proportion of children from BME groups is 70%. Approximately 120 different languages are spoken in the homes of Islington children.

Islington has one of the highest proportions of children living in poverty nationally; it is ranked the eighth most deprived local authority in England. Income deprivation affects 48% of children, 45% of Islington’s children live in workless households, 44% of households occupy social housing.

We expect a high response rate to this advert, so please only apply if you meet all the essential criteria on the person specification and are available for interview on the date below.

This post is subject to criminal records disclosure. Please note that the post requires travel across the Borough.




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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Picciotto, Head of Multi-Agency CAMHS (, 020 3316 1824)

Andia Papadopoulou, CAMHS Early Years Joint Team Manager (, 020 3316 1824)


If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3241