An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist/ Child Psychotherapist to join our fast paced, dynamic, innovative and fabulous Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team in Boston, Lincolnshire.
If you have the background, experience and innovation in developing and delivering a high standard of therapeutic intervention for young people and families then this is the post for you.
Working with Boston Core CAMHS team you will be part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team working together to support the delivery of evidence-based interventions to children and young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties.
The post-holder we are seeking will be an experienced and highly skilled practitioner, fully registered with the appropriate professional body who can demonstrate leadership in professional and clinical arenas. You will have a breadth of experience in child and adolescent mental health and a passion for shaping service delivery to ensure that the service best meets the needs of the local population and improve outcomes for children and young people in Lincolnshire.
There is an enticing package of support with travel and training for the successful applicant.
We would also welcome applications from newly qualified clinical psychologists for a Band 7 preceptorship, with progression to 8a.
Please don't hesitate in contacting Boston Core CAMHS prior to application.Main duties of the job
To exercise full responsibility and autonomy for the assessment, treatment and discharge of children and young people referred to LPFT core CAMHS, and their carers and families, where the presenting difficulties and concerns can be managed as a psychologically based intervention.
To develop and provide a range of specialist clinical psychology assessments and interventions either as the sole clinician or in conjunction with other CAMHS colleagues with other staff and agencies responsible for providing services to children and young people and their carers and families. To act as case coordinator / lead professional where appropriate.
To develop and provide a range of specialist clinical psychology assessments and interventions to vulnerable children and young people including Looked After Children children and young people who have mild to severe Learning Disabilities children who are at risk of contact with, or who have contact with, the Youth Justice Service.
To provide specialist clinical psychology assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and young people who have been the victims of sexual abuse.
To provide specialist clinical psychology assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and young people who are presenting with sexually concerning behaviours
To provide specialist developmental assessments, including cognitive assessments, to help understand underlying learning difficulties which may be impacting on a young persons presentation.About us
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.
You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!
We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.
This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Direct and indirect psychological assessment of, and intervention with, children and young people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.
Direct and indirect work with the system surrounding young people under the care of CAMHS.
Clinical supervision of other psychologists, assistant psychologists, and core practitioners.
To regularly chair Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, social worker consultations and formulation clinics.
To provide advice and training to the Boston Core CAMHS Team.
To complete developmental, and social and communication assessments with patients.
To produce and disseminate written reports which are of a high standard.
Liaison and consultation to local childrens residential homes regarding children in care.
- To facilitate group psychological inter
Offers clinical supervision to the MDT as required.
Carries a personal caseload and provides specialist psychological services to CYP. Offers clinical leadership in respect of psychological aspects of service planning, co-ordination and management as agreed with the Head of Specialty. Supervises and supports the clinical work of other professions as required.
Provides a specialist psychological service for CYP referred to the Adult Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Service.
Undertakes audit and research activities, takes part in CPD and training, and adheres to professional and Trust guidelines.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Good honours degree in Psychology
- A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS HCPC
- Registered member of HCPC
- Other related academic qualifications to Masters or Doctorate level
- Clinical supervision training for doctorate trainees
- Additional specialist training related to working with children, young people and their families and carers.
- Additional training in working with children and young people affected by abuse.
- Additional training in neuropsychology assessments and interventions.
- Experience of working as a trainee clinical psychologist with children and families where there are psychological concerns.
- Experience of providing psychological assessment of children and young people.
- Experience of developing and providing psychology interventions and intervention packages for children, young people and their families - individually in groups to whole families
- Experience of providing psychological advice to parents and carers and staff concerning the care and/or therapeutic provision for children and young people
- Knowledge of and experience of child protection and safeguarding issues and procedures.
- Experience of working within multi-disciplinary and multi-agency settings.
- Pre and post qualification experience of working with children, young people and their families and carers where there are psychological concerns.
- Post qualification experience of providing clinical psychology assessments of children and young people.
- Post qualification experience of developing and providing clinical psychology interventions and intervention packages for children, young people and their families
- Post qualification experience of providing clinical psychology advice to parents and carers and staff concerning the care and/or therapeutic provision for children and young people.
- Pre or post qualification experience of working with children and young people affected by sexual abuse.
- Pre or post qualifying experience of working with children and young people who are presenting with sexually concerning behaviours.
- Experience of providing neuropsychology assessments of children and young people.
- Ability to prioritise and organise commitments to meet deadlines
- Able to assess, provide, develop and implement specialist clinical psychology interventions provide expert clinical psychology advice and opinion
- Ability to contribute to policy and service development forums and propose changes and developments.
- Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
- Knowledge of relevant child protection, safeguarding and mental health legislation and its implications for clinical practice when working with children, young people and their families / carers.
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- Experience of contributing to policy and service development forums and proposing changes and developments.
- Experience of supervising more junior psychologists volunteers other professionals.
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