Clinical Psychologist (ARD Team) - #484543

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Date: Aug 10, 2022
City: London
Salary: £47,126 - £53,219 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Autism and Related Disorders (ARD) Team. The ARD Team is currently recruiting to a full time, fixed term Band 8a Clinical Psychology position (until the end of May 2023) to cover a period of maternity leave. Expressions of interest in a secondment to the service are also welcomed.



The ARD Team is one of four streams within the exciting and developing National and Specialist CAMHS Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAAND). The post holder will play an integral role in the provision of assessment, intervention, supervision and service evaluation and development to meet the needs of young people and their families.




Professional development opportunities:

We are keen to support and enable staff to access opportunities in training and development to develop skills and build on experiences and are strongly encouraged and supported by the SCAAND service. The service supports development of knowledge and skills relevant for specialist practice and research and has worldwide leading experts in research in the neurodevelopmental field.



The postholder in this fixed term Band 8a Clinical Psychology post will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team within the Autism and Related Disorders (ARD) Team to provide specialist and comprehensive assessment and evidence-based interventions for children and young people with complex neurodevelopmental conditions and associated mental health difficulties.




Flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to workMonday to Fridayin the time frame from9am to 5pm, giving you the very best of good work life balance.



The ARD Team is a supportive multi-disciplinary team including a Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Principal Clinical Psychologist, 2 Senior Clinical Psychologists, Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Psychologist, an Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist, an NAS Specialist Consultant Teacher and a both a Team Administrator and an Administrator with Assistant Psychologist Duties. There are close links with the 3 other streams within SCAAND, as well as opportunities for collaboration with other National and Specialist CAMHS teams regarding group interventions. The team facilitates placements and teaching for those training within clinical psychology, psychiatry and occupational therapy.




About our location:

The fixed term post within the ARD Team is based at the Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, on the Maudsley Hospital site in South London. Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range of restaurants. The team are currently working a mix of both on site and remote working from home. The role will require travel to clients in the community e.g. home visits, schools or community bases as appropriate and across the Trust and nationally when required.



For further details please refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification



This fixed term post involves a balanced combination of multi-disciplinary assessment work with young people with complex needs (including ADOS-2 assessments, cognitive, psychometric and neuropsychological testing and also young person and parent interviews) and intervention cases within a CAMHS outpatient model. Intervention is varied, ranging from direct work with young people with a range of presentations and needs, work with their parents or carers and joint work with other disciplines such as consultations to the local network. Given the complex nature of young people seen in our service, time is made for complex formulation meetings. The ARD Team also provides professional consultations to other agencies or services around the child or adolescent and their family. The post holder will have opportunities for supervision with an Assistant Psychologist or a trainee psychologist within the team.

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