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Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Band 7

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year PA, inc HCAS (London Services)
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Full Time
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City & Hackney CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist -Band 7

Full time/part time minimum 35 hours per week - I year maternity cover

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with CAMHSexperience to come and work in the socially and culturally diverse borough of City and Hackney. Applicants who have experience and appreciation of some of the richness and complexities of working inter-culturally are welcomed.This post would be an ideal position for a newly qualified CPT who wants to work in a community setting and gain post qualification experience.

Main duties of the job

London NHS Foundation Trust and as part of the wider Hackney CAMHS Alliance. This post will include the provision of specialist CAMHS advice/consultation and mental health assessment, family interventions and liaison with other agencies.

The successful candidate will be part of a stimulating and supportive multidisciplinary Emotional and Behavioural team (E&B) for 8sessions.There is a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS and the wider NHS Foundation Trust including many learning and teaching opportunities. The CPT team meet regularly for CPD and run a monthly workshop to the wider service and are part of a strong Trust wide CPT network.

The role will be varied and will include managing a caseload within the multi-disciplinary E&B Team in order to provide brief treatment and psychoanalyticpsychotherapy for often co-occurring emotional and behavioural difficulties. The team values consultation, liaison with professional networks and formulation within a systemic and community context.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

The community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness and complexity of this multicultural context.

The Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in East London NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. There are good links with Education, Children's Social Care and voluntary sector organisations locally.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy profile

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a child psychotherapist with children and young people with mental health problems in CAMHS.
  • Experience of multi-agency working with specialties relevant to specialist CAMHS.
  • Experience of mental health consulting to other staff
  • Competence in the evidence-based practice of individual, family and/or group work, and specialist assessment of children and adolescents.
Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • A professional qualification in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy recognised by the Association of Child Psychotherapy
  • Masters or Doctoral level training in Child Psychotherapy including the completion of a 2 year PGDip in Observational Studies and a training psycho-analysis.
  • Evidence of continued professional development and fulfillment of the CPD requirements of the ACP.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues and the ability to integrate into employment policies and practices.
  • Understanding of current NHS/Social Care policies/practices relating to Mental Health and Services and understands the Child Protection Policy.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and mental health.
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant research and literature. oNHS Constitution - Having experience for ensuring that the values including Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment are adhered to daily, and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust.
  • Working knowledge of child protection procedures and an ability to promote and safeguard the welfare of children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, adolescents, parents and families.
  • To have the ability to contribute to the development of CAMHS through the use of knowledge gained from research, literature, training and evidence based practice and working with children with Mental Health issues from 0-18 years of age, and actively participate in the evaluation of clinical outcomes.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and local policies / legislation.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to tailor the message to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to co-ordinate work to meet agreed targets and deadlines.

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