Family Mental Health is quite a large team, providing generic CAMHS services, largely to Barnet and Haringey patients, but also to many other boroughs as allocated through the department's intake meeting. Referrals tend to be across the age range from infants to adolescents (older adolescents are also seen in the AYA). The team is multi-disciplinary and includes Clinical and Educational Psychologists, Child Psychotherapy, Child Psychiatry, Systemic Family Therapy, Social Work and Nursing. There is also a large body of trainees, including Clinical and Educational Psychology Trainees, Child Psychotherapy Trainees, and Students on one day attachments via MA courses like M34. The team has areas of expertise in complex social care cases, under 5s, CBT, EMDR, group work parenting and Systemic Family Therapy.
In addition to generic referrals, the team receives a number of referrals from Islington CAMHS for intensive psychotherapy, where they as a service are unable to provide it. The team has an outreach base in Bounds Green health Centre. POST:
The post will be 10 sessions per week based in the Family Mental Health Team, plus on call commitments as detailed below. Working days are negotiable, however the postholder would need to be at the Tavistock on a Thursday as it is the teams main clinical day.
Main duties of the job MAIN DUTIES OF THE POST:
Under supervision of the Family Mental Health Service Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist:To be a member of Family Mental Health Service, providing specialised psychiatric assessment and treatment to children, young people, their families and carers referred to the service. The team is a multidisciplinary CAMHS with psychology, social work, psychiatry, nursing and family therapy members.
You will have a caseload of between 20 and 30 out patients. Dr Wynick will see some cases with you, as will other senior members of staff.
You will attend weekly team meetings.On call Rota/Duty Rota
The postholder will be part of the out of hours rota for the A&E departments of the Royal Free Hospital, the Whittington, and University College London. The maximum frequency is 1 in 9 for a whole time equivalent. There is a consultant rota for cover, and daytime group supervision every 2 months.
The post holder will also contribute to the daytime cover rota for the Tavistock Child and Family Department for half a day per week. There will be a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist also on duty to provide support as needed.Continuing Professional Development/Clinical GovernanceThe postholder will attend the weekly academic programme which runs on a Monday morning, run by Dr Myooran Canagaratnam and contribute to the programme alongside ST4-6 colleagues. Other opportunities for CPD may be supported on a case by case basis.
About us THE TRUST:
The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health Trust with a focus on Training and Education alongside a full range of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Psychological Therapies. Our contribution is distinctive in the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.
In all aspects of its work the Clinic is committed to the development of anti-discriminatory practice and the provision of equal opportunities. THE CYAF DIRECTORATE:
Our children, young adults and families directorate consists of over 30 multidisciplinary teams providing services from pre-birth up to the age of 25. Our services cover generic whole area child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) through to highly specialist local and national services.
The majority of our teams are multidisciplinary, with expertise in a range of treatment modalities. We are committed to using the best available evidence for our treatments. Our service users have helped us develop services, evaluate them and appoint the best staff into our teams. TRAINING:
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has a national brief for training in the mental health professions. It is committed to the expansion of training opportunities for professionals from minority ethnic communities.
Job description Job responsibilities To be a member of Family Mental Health Service, a multi-disciplinary CAMHS Team, providing specialised psychiatric assessment and treatment to children, young people, their families and carers referred to the service. The team is multidisciplinary, with psychology, social work, psychiatry, nursing and family therapy members. You will have a caseload of between 20 and 30 out patients, whose diagnoses will include emotional and behavioural disorders, ADHD, Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, depression, OCD, PTSD, adjustment and parenting issues. During the year you will see about 20 new outpatients. Dr Wynick will help you select cases at the team meeting, and will see some cases with you, as will other senior members of staff.
Person Specification Grade Essential
- NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Trainee (ST3-5)
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