Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Psychological Services in Specialist Services in CAMHS, Tier 4 CAMHS service, HPFT
Band 8c Post 0.5wte
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Consultant Clinical
Psychologist to join the leadership team in our Specialist CAMHS Tier 4
service, sharing the role with an 8c Consultant Clinical Psychologist already in post. You would work with other members of the Senior Management Team in the Forest House Adolescent inpatient Unit (FHAU), to lead the Therapy team within FHAU, and provide psychological input to the Tier 4 Home Treatment Team. As Lead for Psychological Services in Specialist CAMHS, you would also provide Consultant Clinical Psychology oversight to the Eating Disorder Team (EDT) and Crisis Team (CCATT) by providing supervision to psychologists working in those teams.
You would join a strong leadership group across HPFT CAMHS, with close
links to Psychologists across CAMHS and also across the Trust. In addition to the teams covered within this post, our CAMHS service includes four
community clinic tier 3 teams, a Targeted Team for CLA children and a DBT
team. Clinical and counselling psychologists are within most of these teams, from assistant psychologists up to band 8b, with over 30 Psychology posts within our service. We also have Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist posts within our Tier 3 service and one of the two Professional Leads for Psychological Therapists in CAMHS is also a Clinical Psychologist. As well as Consultant Leads for Psychology, we also have Consultant Leads for Systemic Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
HPFT CAMHS is an innovative and dynamic service, being a lead service for New Care Models, first wave for CYP-IAPT, accelerator site for i-Thrive and a trailblazer sit for Mental Health Support Teams in schools which are now established across Hertfordshire. FHAU is a member of QNIC, with the opportunity for our staff to visit other inpatient units and peer review them.
In our Tier 4 service we value multi-disciplinary team working, with a range of therapeutic models, and our service includes psychologists, systemic
psychotherapists, nurses, OTs, art/drama therapists, social workers and
psychiatrists. We work with young people from 13-18 years, providing
specialist assessment and interventions (individual, family and group). As the most senior psychologist within the MDT, you would offer both direct clinical work and indirect work with the staff group.
We are keen to continue to develop as a CAMHS service, and to ensure that staff in our teams feel encouraged in their own continuing professional development. There are a number of opportunities for CPD, close links to the University of Hertfordshire DClinPsych training programme, and regular meetings with FICAPS (Forum for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychology Services).
The CQC has rated HPFT as an Outstanding Trust, one of only 5 of 58 Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts to achieve this in the country. Over the last 10 years we have truly embedded a value base in our organisation which is felt throughout the Trust and which staff consistently cite as making HPFT a good place to work. Last year we won the HSJ ‘Mental Health Trust of the Year’ award – some further tangible evidence of the quality of our organisation and the services it delivers.
The post is based at Forest House Adolescent Unit, which is situated in
Radlett, 5 miles outside the historic city of St Albans and less than 10 miles
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Siri WoosterJob title Professional Lead for Psychological Services (CAMHS) Email address email@example.com Telephone number 07770 915114
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