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Band 7 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - Weston Super Mare

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Weston Super Mare
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Are you a child and adolescent psychotherapist that is newly qualified or early in your career and looking to develop? Do you have a passion for working with children and young people their families and careers? An opportunity has arisen in CAMHS in North Somerset for a band 7 child and adolescent psychotherapist to join our specialist multi-disciplinary team. AWP CAMHS has a well-developed and highly experienced child and adolescent psychotherapy service. Consisting of a professional lead who is committed to ensuring all psychotherapist have excellent CPD opportunities and supervision and reflective space.

As part of our commitment to service development, we are offering a recruitment incentive bonus of 15% of basic salary (subject to T&C) during the first year of employment.

Main duties of the job

Provide a psychotherapy assessment and treatment service and other forms of assessment and treatment in conjunction with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. This will involve complex assessment of family situations, including high risk (e.g. deliberate self-harm) and recommendations for appropriate treatment interventions from the range of options available. This work will take place in specialist Tier 3 CAMHS clinics.

Ensure that appropriate liaison with other professionals and outside agencies in relation to cases of a more complex nature is undertaken.

Contribute to the general clinical work of the multi-disciplinary team.

To contribute and be part of CAPA (choice and Partnership) appointment system.

About us

The North Somerset CAMHS team is a well establish multi disciplinary team. Due to being tupeed over to AWP the trust has been investing in the CAMHS serve to develop the team and its service delivery. Its an exciting time to join and be part of the team whilst it is developing and growing. the team are passionate about young peoples mental health . We recognise that our staff are a vital part of delivering effective services and are committed to excellent CPD and supervision and value reflective space and staff well being. We offer established specialist clinics such as family therapy, CBT, child psychotherapy , specialist eating disorder clinics alongside staff working autonomously holding there own caseload.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide a psychotherapy assessment and treatment service and other forms of assessment and treatment in conjunction with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. This will involve complex assessment of family situations, including high risk (e.g. deliberate self-harm) and recommendations for appropriate treatment interventions from the range of options available. This work will take place in specialist Tier 3 CAMHS clinics.

Ensure that appropriate liaison with other professionals and outside agencies in relation to cases of a more complex nature is undertaken.

Contribute to the general clinical work of the multi-disciplinary team.

To contribute and be part of CAPA (choice and Partnership) appointment system.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Postgraduate accredited training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy. (Doctoral Equivalent).
  • Eligibility for full membership of Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).
Desirable
  • Good knowledge of relevant theories, practices and research in the field of infant, child and adolescent development and psychotherapy, and ability to apply them to relevant work situations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively about highly complex and sensitive issues
  • Ability to work within children's mental health and manage and assess risk


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342-CAMHS121-0622
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