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Specialty Doctor

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
London (South), London (Greater)
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18 Jun 2023

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Specialty Doctor Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital - 10PAs - Fixed Term/12 Months

Southwark neurodevelopmental CAMHS – FIXED TERM 12 MONTHS full time Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service part of Southwark CAMHS, for a full time Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, based at Sunshine House Children and Young People's Development Centre.

Southwark NDS CAMHS provides comprehensive assessment and treatment of children and young people up to age 18 with neurodevelopmental disorders and /or Intellectual disability who have comorbid mental health disorder +/- challenging behaviour.

Typically we see children with ASD, ADHD, ID, and genetic disorders and acquired syndromes such as FASD where the behavioural phenotype entails neurodevelopmental and psychiatric problems.

In addition to providing therapy; cognitive behavioural therapy, positive behavioural therapy and pharmacological management we run psychoeducation and treatment groups such as the psychoeducation ADHD course, and specialist parenting courses for Parents of children ASD and  ADHD.

The post does not include any out of hours on call commitments. Clinical work is carried out face to face at Sunshine House and whenever clinically appropriate on Microsoft Teams Clinical supervision to the post holder will be provided by the Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is also the line manager for the post. 

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a specialty doctor with excellent organisation and communication skills and the ability to work independently but also seek advice and guidance as appropriate from the clinical supervisor and members of the MDT.

The key areas of responsibilities are:

  • To carry out mental health & risk assessments on children & young people and to manage these situations effectively.
  • To use pharmacological interventions, as appropriate, in partnership with children and their families and networks of care.
  • To assume responsibility for own case list and case management of children and families, with support from the clinical supervisor.

About the location:

Sunshine House Children and Young People's Development Centre 27 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH. 10 minutes walk from Denmark Hill Station (zone 2)

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). 

The team also offers placements to Core and Higher Trainees on the SLAM/Oxleas Training scheme.

Working for your organisation

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.

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.
  • Our staff benefit from keyworker 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

For a full list of our benefits please visit  Working for SLAM Website.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Given the complex social, educational and physical health needs of our patient group we spend a significant amount of time and resource in consultation to Paediatricians, Education, Local Authority Social Care and the 3rd Sector.

Please see attached job description and person specification for details. 

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr. Lisa Burke - Job title: Consultant Psychiatrist - Email address: Additional contact information:

Saurabh Dhingra (Sam) - Service manager-



We want you to help us change lives

Our strategy is named 'Changing Lives' because everything we do is to help people improve their lives. We know this is what matters to our service users, carers, families, local communities and our passionate staff. 
Watch our video for just one example of how our amazing staff have changed the lives of our service users. See more Changing Lives videos on our 

To achieve our Changing Lives strategy this we are focused on the quality of our services, but we cannot do this alone. We work in partnership with people and communities to make the trust a great place to work to attract and retain the very best people. 

By joining us, you can help us make a difference to lives by seeking excellence in all mental health and wellbeing: prevention, care, recovery, education and research.

Our Changing Lives strategy sets out five strategic aims to steer our work:

  1. Quality: we will get the basics right in every contact and keep improving what matters to service users
  2. Partnership: we will work together with service users, their support networks and whole populations to realise their potential
  3. A great place to work: we will value, support and develop our managers and staff
  4. Innovation: we will strive to be at the forefront of what is possible, exploiting our unique strengths in research and development, with everyone involved and learning
  5. Value: we will make the best use of our assets, resources, relationships and reputation to support the best quality outcomes

We support our professionals and service users to take different roles and approaches that will help people change their lives. Our well-established five commitments to build trusting, mutual relationships set us on good course for this:

  • I will be caring, kind and polite
  • I will be prompt and value your time               
  • I will take time to listen to you                         
  • I will be honest and direct with you
  • I will do what I say I am going to do

We are immensely proud of our staff and like to think that you’re not just joining a great place to work – you’re becoming part of the SLaM family. We will reward your hard work with a wide offer of career and research opportunities, and a range of benefits for both you and your family. 

To learn more about your life at SLaM visit

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