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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Tolworth, Surbiton
Salary
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
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The Kingston Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service provides out-patient and consultation services to children experiencing a range of mental health and developmental difficulties.

The service also includes a Single Point of Access team which manages all referrals for children and adolescents in Kingston and Richmond boroughs where there are concerns about emotional heath/mental health difficulties. The Kingston T3 service and the SPA work in close collaboration

Kingston CAMHS Tier 3 is a multidisciplinary team specialising in the provision of high-quality assessments and evidence-based treatments for children, young people and their families presenting to the service with moderate to severe mental health problems and with high risk profiles.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a committed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with children and young people with complex presentations, and who is also interested wider service development initiatives. The post is for 12 months fixed term to cover Maternity leave.

This role is open to qualified clinical psychologists with the following:
  • Qualification as Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings at Band 7
  • Experience of work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to relate and provide accessible services to a diverse community
  • The ability to efficiently manage a caseload
  • Knowledge and skills in risk management and safeguarding
  • The ability to deliver a range of evidence-based interventions including CBT

About the location:

Kingston CAMHS is based at Tolworth, Hospital Site. The site is well served by the local bus routes, a train stations within walking distance and car parking available on site.

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership


Job description Job responsibilities

Qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC as an applied psychologist

Where an applicant is in the final stages of training and has not yet obtained registration, an applicant will only be made an offer conditional upon successful registration within a time-scale that is specified.

Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people in a variety of community settings

Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration

Ability to deliver evidence based therapeutic interventions in a variety of community settings

Ability to demonstrate competence in at least one form of evidence based psychological therapy

Ability to manage time effectively, managing a caseload and prioritising on basis of need

Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS

Ability to manage time effectively, managing a caseload and prioritising on basis of need

Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC as an applied psychologist
Desirable
  • oTraining as part of a CYP IAPT collaborative in a recognised evidenced based approach
EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people in a variety of community settings
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Experience of safeguarding and Child Protection
Desirable
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups
  • Experience of leading case reviews
  • Experience of working in the NHS
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Essential
  • Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Specialist knowledge of child and family development
  • Ability to work with children of all ages
  • Ability to deliver evidence based therapeutic interventions in a variety of community settings
  • Knowledge of the use of a variety of evidence-based therapeutic tools
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in at least one form of evidence based psychological therapy
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
Desirable
  • In depth knowledge of safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Understanding of non-verbal communication in young children
  • Skills in the production of reports suitable for public presentations and presentation in a medico-legal setting


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