We are looking for a Band 6 clinician to join our small, but dedicated countywide team. Infant mental health (IMH) is a strength-based approach that focuses on parental empowerment and involvement, aiming to improve sensitivity and responsiveness within the family. This is an intervention directed primarily at the relationship between baby and parent, not one that necessarily provides for an 'identified patient', and so demands both specialist skills and the ability to think flexibly.
The IMH team use a wide range of skills and strategies that contribute to the parent's understanding of the infant, the awakening or repair of the early developing attachment relationship, and the parents' capacity to nurture and protect a young child to the best of their capacity.Main duties of the job
Knowledge of early development, and of child, adolescent and adult mental health.
Understanding of a number of psychological theories and evidence based interventions with an ability to demonstrate their clinical applications.
Knowledge of child protection procedures and an ability to promote and safeguard the welfare of children.
Be aware of other therapeutic approaches with young children and/or families
Working knowledge of child development / attachment theoryAbout us
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey. The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registration with NMC, HCPC or Social Work England
- Professional Health or Social Care qualification: RMHN, OT, MHSW
- Profession specific additional qualifications (e.g. nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy, systemic practice, VIG)
- Evidence of formal post graduate experience within a relevant CAMHS field or skill, including Infant Mental Health/Parent-Infant Relationship Service
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- Demonstrate knowledge regarding working with highly vulnerable families, including trauma, disabilities, children in care, those within the criminal justice system, refugees etc.
- Demonstrate profession based and clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills and competencies regarding a range of therapeutic interventions, including current best practice
- Demonstrate knowledge of working with parental mental health or learning disability issues and the impact when working with their infant and other children in the home/network.
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