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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Full Time
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in Richmond and Kingston are evolving and changing, wanting the very best services for our children and young people. As part of the South West London and St Georges NHS Trust development strategy we have seen an unprecedented level of investment of £2.7 million into our community services; we are developing and transforming our local Richmond and Kingston CAMHS Services. With the increased need for Therapeutic support, rapid responses and urgent interventions we have increases our establishment with an additional 9 clinical posts (more soon to be added) and have the opportunity for a successful applicant to join our innovative, inclusive, and tenacious CAMHS Community Tier 3 services and are looking for someone like YOU!

Our CAMHS SPA clinicians assess a variety of children, young people, and their families in this busy South West London CAMHS service. The post will give the successful candidates a unique perspective and ability to work collaboratively within the pathway. Trialling and innovating new methods of responding to young people and referrers who need specific specialist CAMHS interventions and input.

The service also includes the Richmond and Kingston CAMHS Tier 3 teams which offers further assessment and treatment for children and adolescents in Kingston and Richmond boroughs where there are concerns about emotional heath/mental health difficulties. The T3 service and the SPA work in close collaboration

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a committed CAMHS Specialist Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with children and young people with complex presentations, and who is also interested wider service development initiatives.

We welcome interest from those who want to consider secondment opportunities.

The Candidate should have the following:
  • experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings
  • experience of work within a multi-disciplinary team and with multi-agency professionals
  • the ability to relate and provide accessible services to a diverse community
  • the ability to adapt to the fast-paced nature of SPA work, with good IT and computer recording skills to navigate between the various IT systems within CAMHS and the local authority.
  • knowledge and skills in risk assessment, management and safeguarding
  • be able to deliver a range of evidence-based interventions

This role is open to qualified Specialist Clinical Psychologist with the following:
  • Currently hold appropriate professional registration
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings
  • Experience of work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to relate and provide accessible services to a diverse community
  • The ability to efficiently work within a high-paced environment
  • Knowledge and skills in risk management and safeguarding
  • The ability to deliver a range of evidence-based interventions

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

Brief description of duties:

  • To provide specialist assessments of young children and their parents/carers referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and where appropriate, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews in line with CYP IAPT methodology.

  • To formulate and implement plans for evidence-based interventions, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, to improve the parent/child relationship.

  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychotherapeutic interventions employed individually and in synthesis, maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses, adjusting and refining formulations or understandings, drawing upon different explanatory models and employing methods of intervention that are based upon evidence of efficacy.

  • 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 and the family.

  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans

  • To provide specialist mental health advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the care of the young child and their parents/carers

  • To contribute to and/or use evidence-based, integrated working tools and processes, to ensure young children and their parents/carers receive holistic and co-ordinated services in response to their mental health needs.

  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for young children and their parents/carers.

  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of young children and their parents/carers who are under their care.

  • To monitor progress during the course of interventions, ensuring that all interventions are fully assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in conjunction with CYP IAPT minimum dataset standards.

  • To maintain accurate and accessible health care records according to Trust policy and Information Governance requirements.

  • To demonstrate high level communication skills, both written and verbal, within all agencies.

  • Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC as an applied psychologist
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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