• Full Time
  • Anywhere

has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.

As an Trust we are happy to talk flexible working

About the team:

National and Specialist CAMHS are seeking to recruit a full-time Assistant Psychologist with Administration Duties to join our Paediatric Liaison Service, based at Gassiot House, St Thomas’ Hospital.

The CAMHS Paediatric Liaison service treat young people with medical conditions who also have psychological difficulties and psychiatric illnesses which are pre-existing, secondary to or co-morbid to their medical conditions. We often see young people who are undergoing transplant assessments, have difficulties taking medication or adhering to special diets, somatisation disorders, coping with pain, trauma following illness or injury, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, treatment after serious assault and medically unexplained physical symptoms. They also offer an emergency provision to acute hospitals. Reasons for emergency referral often include overdoses, deliberate self-harm, acute anxiety and dramatic and unexplained changes in mood or behaviour. The team specialise in mental health disorders related to acquired brain injury, epilepsy, oncology, and trauma.

About the role:

The post may be of particular interest to those wanting to gain experience in the field of clinical psychology. It is a busy post comprising administrative, clinical and research support demands. The post holder will support the clinical team to operate effectively and efficiently in their work within the service and will be involved with service user assessment and research activity. There will be regular opportunities for observation and support of clinical activity.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a proactive, comprehensive, administrative and secretarial service to the team. They will be a key point of contact for young people, families and carers, as well as other members of the young person’s network. The role will be important in ensuring a good patient experience and positive image of the service. The ratio of clinical/research support to administration will be approximately 80%-20% respectively. However, this is subject to the needs of the service and at times flexibility around this may be required.

When applying for this role applicants should, with reference to the job description and person specification, describe how they are suitable for the role in the “supporting information” section of the application form.

About the location:

The service is located at St Thomas’ Hospital and is less than 10 minutes from Waterloo and Westminster train station (zone 1).

Benefits :

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave. We offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance. We support a range of flexible working options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development. There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes.
  • Car lease. Our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars.
  • Accommodation. Our staff benefit fromkeyworker housing, which is available on selected sites.
  • NHS discounts. With discounts of up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through the Health Service Discounts website.
  • Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • We look forward to receiving your application.

    The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:

  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity
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