Job Description

Grampian, located in the North East of Scotland, has a population of over half a million. The scenery across the North East is enchanting and inspiring, from beautiful coasts to the Cairngorm Mountain range. The area offers both rural and urban based leisure, cultural and sporting activities to suit a range of interests. There is easy access to airports in both Aberdeen and Inverness.  Grampian is a major centre of Education with two Universities, Aberdeen and Robert Gordon’s.

NHS Grampian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is looking to continue to grow and develop our workforce; alongside wider exciting ongoing service evolution.  Our CAMHS team is an inclusive, values based multi-disciplinary team including Clinical and Applied Psychology, Psychotherapy, Clinicians, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing, Psychiatry, Admin, Business and Support staff.  Our team ethos promotes patient-centred care, efficiency and a culture that values, enables and develops our staff.

We are looking for a warm, reflective individual who wants to make a difference to join us working with children, young people, their families and wider systems. We are seeking individuals that share values that are important to us – being respectful, kind, curious, collaborative, efficient, forward thinking and trauma informed – and those that embody these values in their day to day work.

A Doctoral level Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy qualification at a Child Psychotherapy Training School approved by the Association of Child Psychotherapists, membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, and eligibility for registration with the Professional Standards Association are essential requirements of this post.

There are excellent opportunities for a wide range of clinical experience within CAMHS (1:1 work, family work, group work, specialist workstreams and consultation), supervision, contributing to departmental research / audit, taking part in local and national teaching / training; and being part of a dynamic service undergoing new developments at a challenging time nationally.

We are part of the North of Scotland regional CAMHS Tier 4 network and alongside out-patient work, we work closely alongside the regional Dudhope Young People’s In-patient Unit.  As well as having strong regional and national links, CAMHS works collaboratively with our local partner agencies across Grampian to continue to develop and foster local Tier 1 and 2 community mental health and wellbeing supports for children, young people and their families.

Tailored and supportive line management alongside one to one, peer group and multi-disciplinary supervision structures are in place to support professional reflection and growth.

An attractive relocation allowance of up to £8,000 is available to successful candidates

For further information please contact: David Cornelius, Principal Child Psychotherapist; or Dr Rachael Smith, Professional Lead / Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Telephone 01224 550139 /

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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