CAMEO is an award-winning CPFT Early Intervention in psychosis service expanding to offer and age inclusive service (14 - 65 years) across a three-year pathway.
We are looking to recruit a band 7 CBT(p) therapist / newly qualified clinical psychologist post to join our friendly, dynamic, and busy early intervention team based in Peterborough. Cameo was established in 2002 and the service has had a significant impact on the development of the Early Intervention model across the UK and internationally.
The successful applicant will join the CAMEO North team and will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team alongside experienced clinical psychologists / CBT(p) therapists involved in the engaging, assessing, supporting, and enhancing outcomes for individuals and families experiencing first episode of psychosis across a broad range of community settings.
Main duties of the job
This role will include psychological assessment and individualized, formulation-driven interventions within a CBT framework as part service user's overall multi-disciplinary team care plan. Therapeutic interventions will be delivered in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Quality Standards for Early Intervention in Psychosis Services. CAMEO recognizes the aim of individualized therapy / group work as to promote self awareness, independence, confidence, and hope within the service users own unique recovery journey.
Prior experience of working with psychosis or a wish to develop a robust professional working knowledge within this field would be essential. If you are a newly qualified Clinical Psychologist or CBT(p) therapist with a proven ability to assertively engage therapeutically, and ability to adapt your work across a wide range of clinical presentations then we would look forward to meeting you.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.
Job description Job responsibilities Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities To deliver CBT(p) informed by individual need and which utilize the appropriate range of cognitive behavioural theoretical and therapeutic models. To continually monitor and evaluate the cognitive behavioural interventions provided, employing service specific outcome measures as required, reformulating and adjusting hypotheses and interventions as new information becomes available and liaising effectively with other professionals involved. To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, families and groups, within and across teams. To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual or family. To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, psychological formulation, treatment and discharge of clients and manage and maintain a caseload in line with service guidelines. To communicate, in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, to patients / clients, family carers and others as appropriate, information that may be contentious or highly distressing concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of patients /clients under their care To provide specialist professional contributions to relevant multi-agency clinical meetings. To undertake risk assessment and risk management when working directly with clients and to provide advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management, relating to the client and to others. To produce reports on patients/ clients, in a timely manner, that conveys the key findings of psychological assessment and formulation and treatment outcome in a way that does justice to the complexity of the problems described, but that are understandable to the recipients of the reports, including clients and referrers. To ensure that these reports are put in all appropriate medical notes both in the base and network To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients within the service and, where appropriate, across all settings and agencies serving the client group. To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health. Cameo will offer professional development in the form of regular clinical and operational supervision on a 1:1 basis, group supervision and formulation sessions and appropriate training opportunities relating to the delivery of early intervention in psychosis care.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- An upper second class honours degree or higher in psychology
- Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
- Further post graduate training or a doctoral degree in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis
- Experience of clinical research
- Working in an NHS mental health service or social care environment
- Research experience/clinical trials experience
- Experience of administrative work including data management
- Able to apply a comprehensive understanding of relevant NHS systems and procedures and an awareness of activities in the broader work area
- Experience of working with patients with first episode psychosis, people at high risk of developing psychosis or other vulnerable groups
- Experience of delivering structured therapy programmes (practical working knowledge of at least one relevant psychological approach e.g. CBT)
- Experience of assisting in the delivery of therapeutic groups
Knowledge & Skills Essential
- Post holder should be enthusiastic about research in Psychosis and supporting clinical service delivery
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work under own initiative and independently outside the department without direct supervision
- Clear verbal communication and engagement skills, and be flexible and confident in working with service users with psychosis, as colleagues and research participants
- Ability to communicate with wide range of people and demonstrate customer care skills
- Previous knowledge of psychosis, early intervention model
Personal qualities Essential
- Ability to exercise appropriate levels of self-care and to monitor own state, recognising when it is necessary to take active steps to maintain fitness to practice
- Ability to travel independently across the CPFT area
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