This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their clinical skills in a role that makes a positive impact in people's lives within an innovative and pioneering CAMHS service. This one-year fixed term training post is for Occupational Therapists with post registration experience to work as a 'Recruit to Train' therapist and Senior Mental Health Practitioner within a community CAMHS team or within a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) with other clinicians delivering evidence-based interventions.
The candidate will have a qualification in Occupational Therapy and will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), adhering to Occupational Therapy Standards & Code of Ethics.
This role involves the care of children and/or adolescents. This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate therefore must meet the requirements of the post including all pre-employment checks in line with safeguarding needs.
Systemic therapists strive to assess and treat a client's presenting problem within the context of their social/family environment, building the skills of the family to support with the young person.Main duties of the job
The Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) was a service transformation programme delivered by Health Education England and partners that aimed to improve existing children and young people's mental health Services (CYP MHS) working in the community. CYP IAPT training will benefit from being integrated fully within CYP MHS and linked to the CYP IAPT collaborative, which brings a valuable organisational infrastructure.
This is a training role within the Children and Young People' Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The post-holder will work within Hampshire CAMHS as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate, under supervision, high-quality evidence-based systemic interventions for referred young people in collaboration with professional colleagues and clinical services, in order to enable continuity of care.
The training and service experience will equip the post holder with the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service.
The post holder will attend all university based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and work in the service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills.About us
In Hampshire CAMHS we value our Occupational Therapists having a strong professional identity and encourage clinicians to be part of this with annual 'away days', regular CPD opportunities, a robust leadership with an OT lead steering this and access to unique learning and development opportunities.
The successful applicant will continue to utilise and develop Occupational Therapy core skills such as holistic assessments, identifying needs or disability, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals. Monitor, establishing and evaluate appropriate programmes, ensuring effectiveness of intervention and provide training and advice on lifestyles, changes and adaptations to the clients social and physical environment.
By coming to work at Hampshire CAMHS you would be joining Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which has a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.
Hampshire CAMHS is committed to exploring ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality and effective interventions. These aim to maximize mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment. Hampshire CAMHS places supervision of its staff as a priority. It also uses audits, evaluations and routine outcome measures to continuously improve our service.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The successful candidates would be working as Senior Mental Health Practitioners within one of the CAMHS community teams for the duration of the one year course and would split their time between training and carrying out clinical work. After successful completion of the course the fixed term training contract will end however applicants would be encouraged to apply for any vacant posts within the service.The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities
This post provides the opportunity to complete the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) training in Systemic Family Practice (SFP) delivering evidence-based systemic interventions for children and young people experiencing depression and self-harm or conduct disorder with direct clinical supervision. This is being run in collaboration with Anna Freud Centre and undertaking training at King's College London. This is an excellent training provided by Leading Practitioners in this field. The trainee will also be working as Senior Mental Health Practitioner within one of the varied CAMHS community teams for the duration of the one year course and would split their time between attending university teaching days and carrying out clinical work within their teams. After successful completion of the course the fixed term training contract will end however applicants would be encouraged to apply for any vacant posts within the service.
As this is a training position and so all candidates will need to apply for both the trainee role with our organisation and the UCL Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy in order to be shortlisted (for more information about the course and minimum entry criteria, please see the course page: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught-degrees/child-young-person-iapt-therapy-pg-dip). Please complete your university application using the KLC University Application Guidance supplied.
It is very important to mention which modality/modalities you are applying for and why you are qualified & interested in them.
As this is a training position, please be aware that this is a dual application process where you must be employed in a Recruit to Train funded job to also receive a place on the course, and vice-versa. If you are ineligible for the University Course, you will be unable to be offered the role. If you withdraw from an employment offer but you have accepted a university offer, you will be unable to join the course.
This role will be best suited for applicants that are able to balance a busy work and study schedule. You will be an employee at the service but also enrolled for 2 days a week on a Postgraduate Diploma course. As this is a Postgraduate level diploma, you will also be required to be able to study and write academic material at this level. Applicants must be prepared to study and write assignments outside of protected study time (such as on weekends and after work).
Please note that when you apply to this role, your name will be shared with the Higher Education Institute (HEI) running the course. The service will usually be the Course Teams main way of contacting you until you have been sent an Offer, and so the Course Team at the HEI may ask for information if it is missing but relevant to deciding eligibility. Other information that might be shared is:
This is an integral part of the process to confirm that you have applied to the University and that you meet their course requirements.
- Reason behind ineligibility for the course.
- Queries regarding application (such as if you claim to have a professional registration without submitting certificates, course may ask service to pursue more information)
- Name change if you may have registered with a different name than HEI was given, they will confirm with service to ensure that they are reviewing the correct candidate.
Please apply to the University at the same time as applying to this job position. If you apply to this job, you are giving permission for information to be shared between the Course Team at the HEI and the Recruitment team at the Service.
The only information that is shared will be relevant to establishing eligibility for the job/course. No irrelevant information will be disclosed or discussed in relation to your application.
Former EMHP and CWP graduates (or graduates from any other HEE funded course) need to be 2-years post-graduation to be eligible to apply (graduated by January 2022).
Please note in this instance the course is not optional there will be a joint interview process including UCL to appoint to these roles. The roles are dependent on meeting all course requirements.
All applicants will need to be available to start in their roles from Tuesday 2nd January 2024.
- KCL:This is a training position and so all candidates will need to apply for both the trainee role with our organisation and the KCL Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy in order to be shortlisted (for more information about the course and minimum entry criteria, please see the course page and brochures:https://www.annafreud.org/ucl-postgraduate-study/ucl-postgraduate-programmes/child-and-young-person-iapt-therapy-pg-dip/).Please complete your university application using theKCL University Application Guidancesupplied.
Registration with HCPC/NMC/social work EnglandEssential
- Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK University or equivalent in a relevant subject e.g. psychology, social work AND a registerable professional qualification (e.g. as a counselling/clinical/educational psychologist, social worker, counsellor, mental health nurse, teacher/SENCO, occupational therapist).
- Registration with HCPC/NMC/social work England
Employer detailsEmployer name
- At least 2 years post qualification experience in a mental health setting, working with young people or adults with mental illness.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Various sites available across Hampshire
Various sites available across Hampshire
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