This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical psychologist to join our leadership team at the Dragonfly CAMHS Inpatient Unit.
We are a 12-bedgeneral adolescent psychiatric unit, who support young people between the ages of 13 and 17 who are experiencing a variety of acute mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, psychosis and eating disorders.
The Dragonfly Unit opened in September 2016 and recently received full accreditation by QNIC.Main duties of the job
The role will involve working with young people with complex difficulties and their families; providing highly specialist psychological assessment, complex case formulation, therapy, and consultation to the team and other professionals.
We value the opportunity to think psychologically as a team, therefore it would be expected that you provide support to colleagues via individual and group supervision, reflective practice, debriefs and training.About usWorking for your organisation:
Benefits included with this role are:
- Free car parking
- NHS pension
- a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
- career progression
- starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
- staff physiotherapy service
- gym membership
- NHS discounts and many more.
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference, click APPLY!
Interview dates are to be confirmed.
You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
You will be joining the team at a time where there is much opportunity to develop practice, and as the principal clinical psychologist we would be keen for you to take a strong leadership role.
Working closely with the senior leadership team, you will be involved with a number of strategic projects, including those looking at the use of psychological formulation, outcome measures and staff training.
You will also be involved in the development of our care pathways in line with the New Care Models initiative, in collaboration with other adolescent units in the East of England.
Skills in DBT and working with emotion dysregulation, trauma, complex attachment presentations and eating disorders are desirable. There is also scope to coordinate the use of group-based interventions for both young people and their families in collaboration with other professionals delivering therapeutic interventions on the unit, including our child and adolescent psychotherapist, assistant psychologist and occupational therapists.
This could be an ideal career development opportunity. Specialist supervision and support will be offered from psychologists within the specialist services care group.
For an informal visit to the Dragonfly Unit please contact Karen Newberry, Modern Matron Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to discuss the job in more detail contact Dr Melanie White, Consultant Psychologist for Specialist Services email@example.comPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Relevant professional qualifications
- Able to demonstrate experience at a senior clinical level including some staff management/supervision experience.
- Experience in conducting assessments
- Working in an inpatient mental health setting
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