Psychological Practitioner Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Psychology / Systemic Therapy / Child Psychotherapy
Band 7
Fixed Term 12 months
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Community CAMHS Level 5
£38,035 to £48,256 pa INCL HCAs
19/02/2018 23:59

Whittington  Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

62 per cent of staff say they are proud to be working for the organisation in our Staff Survey with 55 per cent saying they would recommend us as a great place to work and 53 per cent say they have a strong sense of belonging.

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Clinical Psychologist / Systemic Therapist / Child Psychotherapist – Band 7 post 0.6 one year maternity cover

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



We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist / Systemic Therapist / Child Psychotherapist, with experience of working with adults and children who have common mental health problems and an interest in outreach work to engage hard to reach groups and build relationships with community services.


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 psychological interventions to both parents and children aged 1-5 experiencing emotional distress and difficulties in relationships.


The post holder will offer psychological 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 etc.). The post holder will see clients in community settings, e.g. Children’s Centres, Health Centres and client’s homes.


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 determined.


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.


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


Closing date for applications: 19th February 2018 (we reserve the right to close the advert early if sufficient applications are received before this date, so please apply promptly)

Interview Date - To be confirmed

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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

Louise Hamill (Joint Team Lead Growing Together), 0203 316 1824, 07775403688


Helen Dominique (Joint Team Lead Growing Together), 0203 316 1824, 07775 403730


Kate Woollaston (Joint Team Lead Growing Together), 0203 316 1824, 07775339212

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7288 5798