The post holder can be either a Clinical Psychotherapist or a Clinical Psychologist and will work within the parent Infant mental health service (BIBS) supporting children and families with there mental health and attachment relationships.
The post-holder will also provide interventions ranging from attachment informed therapeutic interventions, video interactive guidance, psychoeducation, parent interventions, training to internal and external partners on relationships and parent infant attachment, along with supporting children and families with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.Main duties of the job
The post-holders will provide interventions ranging from attachment informed therapeutic interventions, video interactive guidance, psychoeducation, parent interventions, training to internal and external partners on relationships and parent infant attachment, along with supporting children and families with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, offering specialist interventions to a caseload of clients.You will be working across Halton & Warrington Family Hubs, offering a truly integrated service.About us
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together.
We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To provide specialist assessments of clients referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
To formulate and implement plans for the formal treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
To be responsible for implementing a range of attachment based interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients.Person SpecificationQualficationsEssential
- Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology/ Child Psychotherapy accredited by the BPS or its approved equivalent,
- Evidence of advanced training attachment based interventions
- Expertise in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
- Well developed and effective communication skills, oral and written, to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
- Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
- Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings
- Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
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