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Preceptorship Clinical Psychologist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £62,785 a year pa inc
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is based in the experienced and established multidisciplinary Generic Team in Greenwich CAMHS. The team offers assessments and a range of evidence based psychological therapies for children and young people and their families up to 18 years old. The team also provides regular consultation into social care and other community services.

The role includes the following: providing a qualified clinical psychology (or equivalent) service to CAMHS clients across all sectors of care providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy undertaking goal-based case management supervising the clinical work of assistant psychologists, trainees and other professionals offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers and working within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. The post holder needs to work as a part of the multi-disciplinary team which has close links with a wide range of agencies and is developing a flexible and innovative approach to working with families.

Oxleas provides an internal CPD programme for psychological therapists for the first two years post qualification.The post holder will be required to attend supervisor training at Salomons Clinical Psychology training programme and will contribute to placements for clinical psychology trainees. There are also many opportunities for specialist training in different therapeutic modalities.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to CAMHS based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological 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 whose problems are managed by psychologically-based standard care plans.

  • About us

    Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

    We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

    Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
    • We're Kind
    • We're
    • We Listen
    • We Care

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Clinical Psychologist preceptorship role

    Criteria for progression from Band 7 to 8a

    Preceptorship roles for new and recently qualified Clinical Psychologists have been developed in Oxleas CAMHS to provide a framework that enables us to support colleagues to develop beyond their newly qualified role with a progressive and satisfying job plan. It is intended to support staff wellbeing, encourage the retention of quality staff and support children, young people and their families with greater consistency of care.

    It is expected that you will have had at least 18-24 months post-qualification experience prior to applying for progression to Band 8a.

    Once you have agreed with your clinical supervisor that you meet the competencies for transition to Band 8a, you should submit your application to the Lead for Psychology in your borough who will review it jointly with your Team Lead.

    There are 5 main competencies that you will need to evidence to support your progression from Band 7 to 8a. There are a number of activities that may support the development of these competencies.

    Personal Development Plan

    There will be a clear plan to support you in developing the competencies detailed below. You will be well supported as well as being encouraged to take increasing autonomy of the process over time.

    Oxleas use a Personal Development Review (PDR) and Plan (PDP) process on an annual basis with all staff. In a preceptorship role, this structure will be used to support the agreement of a Personal Development Plan within the 12 weeks of starting your role with us. It will be reviewed more frequently than the usual PDR process, as agreed with your supervisor and manager e.g. every 6 months. Your Personal Development Plan will be agreed with your manager and supervisor who will support you in identifying areas of development and the associated activities and support required to work towards the competencies detailed below.

    Summary of evidence

    You will need to prepare a brief summary documenting evidence of your skills and experiences to demonstrate your competence in the following areas.These competencies were derived from the National Profiles for Band 8a Clinical Psychologists.

    The post holder will offer specialist psychology assessment and treatment to young people and their families presenting with a broad range of complex mental health difficulties. The post holder will also provide advice and consultation to social care and other professional colleagues in partner agencies.

    Person Specification

    Training & Qualification


    • Doctoral level training in Doctoral level training in clinical Psychology or equivalent


    • Experience



    • Years of experience

    Knowledge and skills


    • Knowledge of theories/ Intervention

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


    Greenwich CAMHS High Point House

    Shooters Hill


    SE18 3RZ

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