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Community Clinical Psychologist

Salary: £38,993 per annum pro rata ;
Hours: 21 -28 hours per week, TBC
Contract: Fixed from when the post is taken up for 24 months

The Brandon Centre is a charitable organisation that provides a range of psychological therapies, contraception and sexual health services for 12 to 24 year olds and multisystemic therapy.

We are looking for a resilient and creative colleague, with a passion for working with young people. The successful applicant will have experience working therapeutically with young people aged 12 to 24 years presenting with a range of mental health and emotional problems, including young people with complex difficulties.  The post holder will engage with and provide specialised assessment and therapeutic intervention for 16 to 25 year old young men and women who are not in employment, education or training, and are not accessing support.  The majority of the work will be direct clinical work with young people on an outreach basis. The post holder will also provide a therapeutic service at Lift youth hub or at Platform youth hub in Islington.

The applicant will be knowledgeable and experienced in consultation and assessment, including risk management, and additional formal training since qualification in time limited structured therapy interventions such as CBT/IPT.  Experience of working with adolescents and young adults is essential.

The post holder will participate in monitoring and evaluation activities and make use of feedback and outcome measures in their work with young people.  A capacity for working flexibly within the challenging and interesting context of an easily accessible service for young people must be evident, combined with highly skilled clinical practice. The post holder will join the multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent and adult psychotherapists and clinical psychologists. 

The applicant will have a UK recognised postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology.

If you require further information, please contact Geoffrey Baruch or Emma Silver, Acting Clinical Directors, on 020 7267 4792.

Further details are set out in the job description.

Please send completed application forms to:

The Brandon Centre is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB).

The Brandon Centre is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Closing date: 15th April 2018

Provisional interview date: 2nd May 2018

Candidates suitable for shortlisting will be contacted but if you have not heard from us then you have not been successful on this occasion.

Minding the Gap service - Young People’s Worker post

Hours: 35 hours per week
Pay: £23,000 per annum
Contract Duration Fixed term until 31st March 2018, may be extended subject to funding.
Number of posts: One, employed by the Brandon Centre
Main place of work: Catch 22 @ The Hive, 18 Harben Parade, Finchley Road, London, NW3 6JP

We are seeking a young person with exceptional personal skills and high motivation to be part of delivering a health and wellbeing service developed for 16-24 year olds in Camden.

The Brandon Centre is part of a unique partnership between leading providers and young people in Camden to provide a holistic, integrated service where young people can go for mental health support and practical advice, and also get help accessing other services. Managed by Catch22, the service includes a youth base for young people on the Finchley Road, co-designed with young people, and also two outreach teams of Young People’s Workers operating out of this youth base and in the community. This service is available for all young people in Camden, but particularly reaches out to vulnerable young people who do not readily engage with services.

As a Young People’s Worker, you will be employed by the Brandon Centre, and under a secondment arrangement to Catch-22 at the Hive.  You will receive your day to day line management from Catch-22 and you will be supervised by a Team Lead from the NHS with expertise in mental health or social care. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Engage on a one-to-one basis with hard to reach young people, who are either referred to the service, drop in to The Hive or whom engage via our outreach work
  • Learn, as part of one-to-one conversations with young people, goals and outcomes desired by them. This can include issues around emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse, sexual health, physical health, education and training, housing and other areas where the young person could need support to access services
  • Support the young people to work towards their goals by building a relationship that establishes trust so that they feel able to have conversations about issues of a more personal nature
  • Apply, as part of the ongoing relationship with the young person, techniques from a variety of therapeutic and youth work models which you will be upskilled in through in-house training.
  • Keeping excellent records and liaising with other services

You will ideally be a young person from the local area, highly approachable and with the ability to relate to the challenges that young people are facing as they transition to adulthood. You will be able to work with diverse young people from different backgrounds, and will be confident working autonomously and responding to changing circumstances. You will also have:

  • NVQ level 2 in an area related to working with vulnerable young people, a BA or BSc degree preferably in a social studies subject, or other training relevant for working with vulnerable young people including training by experience
  • Work experience (paid or voluntary) with young people from under privileged backgrounds
  • Ability to apply knowledge from varied fields to challenge behaviour and address complexneeds of vulnerable young people
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to handle issues with sensitivity

This is an amazing opportunity to develop your skills while making a difference to your younger peers at a crucial time in their lives, and to be part of one of the first truly integrated, youth-led delivery models.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Kirsty Magahy, Programme Manager for Catch-22 at the Hive on 020 3198 0520.

To apply, please complete the Brandon Centre application form and return to (CVs will not be accepted).

Click here for the job description & person specification

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 8th April 2018.

Provisional interview date: Thursday 19nd April 2018

The Brandon Centre is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Nurse Prescriber

If you are a nurse prescriber and interested in working at the Brandon Centre, please contact Helen Montgomery on 020 7267 4792