Community CAMHS Eating Disorder Team Clinical Psychologist - Band 7/8a

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,129 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a new post due to positive increased investment into the service leading to exciting team expansion. This post is a band 7/8a and would be a great preceptor post with opportunity for professional development.

You will need a sound knowledge and experience of the needs of YP and their families who present with a significant eating disorder, how to apply psychological practice in their treatment.We use FT-AN and it would be helpful for you to have knowledge of this intervention.

If you feel this post is for you but you do not yet have the required level of experience we would be keen to receive your application with a view of creating a preceptorship post. The preceptor would come enter as a band 7, be supported by a senior psychologist to complete a competency framework, required training and after a period of time, when the necessary skills and experience have been acquired, would be upgraded to an 8a Clinical Psychology position.
Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer specialist assessment and treatment for young people who present with a significant eating disorder. They will provide liaison, consultation and support to other agencies and work closely with our partners in paediatrics and inpatient CAMHS. The post holder will be supported to take on a leadership role to ensure service development and provide leadership cover when required to support the service lead. They will offer support and supervision to more junior colleagues, students, and trainees, in return the post holder will receive supervision from colleagues within the Trust.

There will be opportunities to be part of research and audit processes and to develop leadership skills, whilst working alongside a well developed and skilled MDT.

You will contribute to team discussions and bring expertise to support the team processes, reflections and formulation.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

For further details please see attached job description. This is a post with great opportunities for either newly qualified or experienced clinician.

Applicants welcomed by newly qualified Clinical Psychologist who if successful at interview would be appointed as a band 7. Following a period of time gaining experience and completing competency frame work we would look to upgrade.

Person Specification
contractual requirments
  • oDriving Licence & Car.

  • oPost graduate doctorate in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • oCurrent registration with HCPC

  • oAdditional psychological therapies training both formal and informal as part of CPD relevant to CAMHS

  • Additional psychological therapies training specific to Eating disorders in children and young people.
  • Additional training in relation to supervision of unqualified and qualified staff.

  • oExperience of providing specialist clinical psychology services to children & young people aged 0-18 and their families.
  • oExperience in the assessment of children, young people and their families in relation to eating disorders.
  • oExperience in applying psychological therapy in the treatment of eating disorders in children & young people.
  • oExperience of MDT / Multiagency working.
  • Experience of consultation and or training to CAMHS and other service staff supporting Children and their families who present with eating disorders.

  • oExperience of working in or alongside Tier 4 highly specialist inpatient provision for children & young people with highly complex mental health needs.
  • oExperience of providing clinical supervision.

  • oKnowledge of the theory and practices of specialist psychological therapies as practised within the field of clinical psychology and relevant to children, YP and their families who present with significan MH difficulties
  • oKnowledge of approaches or models of working appropriate to children & young people with eating disorders and their families
  • oKnowledge of guidelines / policy informing best practice within mental services for Eating disorders.
  • oKnowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect

  • oExperience of delivering specialist assessment and interventions in relation to Eating disorders.
  • oSpecialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with clients with complex clinical presentations.
  • oTo communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment options of clients.
  • oResearch and Audit skill to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, and to evaluate patient experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service.
  • oAppropriate IT skills

  • Research & or Audit activity undertaken within a Specialist CAMHS setting.
  • Supervision of audit & research activity within a specialist CAMHS setting.

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