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Senior Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (Preceptorship opportunity)

Employer
Pennine Care NHS FT
Location
Bury
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata (band dependent)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Job summary

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist 8a - 1wte Permanent - Bury CAMHS (preceptorship opportunity)

The postholder will work alongside colleagues and provide training, consultation, supervision and specialist intervention while simultaneously promoting trauma informed practice across the large multi-agency network of mixed professionals andsupporting healthy relationships within our Bury families.

The postholder will work as a highly specialist practitioner developing andimplementing a community based therapeutic service to children, young people and their families with a particular focus on trauma and attachment. S/he will provide assessment and treatment of children and young people and their carers grounded in the principles and techniques of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The training and strategic development aspect of the role involves acting as a specialist resource and contributing to multi-agency training of relevant professionals across Bury. The post holder will be expected to offer consultation and clinical supervision to professional colleagues

Main duties of the job

o Development and Delivery of a specialist child and adolescent psychotherapy service provision within the parameters of child and adolescent mental health, in a multiagency context.o To provide specialist psychoanalytic psychotherapy assessment for children and young people who may be experiencing severe, highly complex and persistent mental health difficulties and to make decisions about treatment options taking into account relevant evidence based research, theory, practice and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes.o To formulate and implement plans for therapeutic intervention andmanagement from the point of referral, grounded in the principle andtechniques of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.o To develop specialist provision for the parents and/or carers of children and young people using a psychoanalytic psychotherapy framework.o To provide specialist expertise in psychoanalytic principles and techniques through advice and consultation to other members of the CAMHS service and colleagues within the multi-agency network.o Post-holder will be expected to hold and work their own caseload within the context of the CAMHS service.o To be contribute to the provision of appropriate information, advice, support, consultation to a range of professionals, and families.o To actively participate in team meetings, referral meetings, CPD and business meetings.

About us

You will be supported to achieve success by a highly motivated local across system leadership team who are committed to embedding a thriving culture within Bury. You will be a key member of the Bury CAMHS management team, receive excellent supervisory support both through clinical and managerial and we will work with you to support your development. We know that the support and development of our staff is fundamental in ensuring that those that need our services get the best possible experience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Development and Delivery of a specialist child and adolescent psychotherapy service provision within the parameters of child and adolescent mental health, in a multiagency context. To provide specialist psychoanalytic psychotherapy assessment for children and young people who may be experiencing severe, highly complex and persistent mental health difficulties and to make decisions about treatment options taking into account relevant evidence based research, theory, practice and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes. To formulate and implement plans for therapeutic intervention andmanagement from the point of referral, grounded in the principle andtechniques of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. To develop specialist provision for the parents and/or carers of children and young people using a psychoanalytic psychotherapy framework. To provide specialist expertise in psychoanalytic principles and techniques through advice and consultation to other members of the CAMHS service and colleagues within the multi-agency network. Post-holder will be expected to hold and work their own caseload within the context of the CAMHS service. To be contribute to the provision of appropriate information, advice, support, consultation to a range of professionals, and families. To actively participate in team meetings, referral meetings, CPD and business meetings. To attend and contribute as an independent clinician to multidisciplinary and multi-agency meetings as appropriate. To ensure appropriate liaison with professionals from external agencies. To participate in the audit and evaluation of clinical work and the service as a whole. To contribute to the development of best evidence based practice within the service.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility based on the Code ofProfessional and Ethics of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. To be involved in CAMHS service development as required. To work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team andcommunicate effectively regarding children and their families. To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment,treatment and discharge of patients and manage a caseload in line with theCode of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Association of ChildPsychotherapists. To take a prominent role in the development and implementation of apsychotherapy pathway within Bury CAMHS. To produce reports on families, in a timely manner, that convey the keyfindings of assessment, formulation and treatment outcome in a way whichdoes justice to the complexity of the problems described which takes accountof confidentiality and in a way which is understandable to the recipients of thereports. To participate in regular line management supervision.

Service development

In collaboration with others, to contribute to the development of a specialist CAMHS team. To communicate and work with other staff and agencies including CAMHS, children social services and voluntary sector agencies, to provide an integrated and accessible service for children and young people.

Supervision and Training To contribute to pre and post qualification training and supervision for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists where appropriate. To provide as appropriate specialist clinical supervision or case consultation for professional trainees of related professions and for professionally trained members of the service. To provide advice, consultation and specialist training to staff working with parents/carers, children and young people across a range of agencies and settings where appropriate.

Continuing Professional Development To receive regular clinical and service related supervision from a more senior CAPT (external). To gain additional highly specialist experience and training relevant to CAPT. To fully participate in and contribute to, clinical supervision of staff in CAMHS To fully participate in, and contribute to, training events associated withCAMHS /Cared for Children service. To attend regular case consultation meetings with senior colleagues. To maintain and develop skills in post graduate teaching, training andsupervision. To participate in an annual KSF Review process. To attend to CPD and training needs as identified in supervision and KSFReview.

Clinical Governance and Research To participate in audit and evaluation of CAMHS To participate in evaluation of all clinical activity within the post and provide such information as required by the Clinical Lead of CAMHS and operational manager for CAMHS for the purpose of service monitoring and evaluation. To participate in all research activities associated with CAMHS as appropriate to this role and as required by the Clinical Lead of CAMHS To utilise theory evidence based literature and research to support effective practice. To represent a professional view point in relation to nationally accepted good practice and to ensure a high level of ethical standards and professionalconduct. To participate in service evaluation and research in consultation with Clinical Lead of CAMHS

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with patient groups presenting high levels of complexity, young children, adolescents and families.
  • Experience in psychotherapy assessment and therapeutic work with young children and their families/ parents/carers with a full range of presenting problems
  • Experience of consulting with other professionals in Health, Education, Social Services and Local Authority.
  • Experience of representing clinical child psychotherapy within the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency treatment and care


Desirable

  • Experience of working in CAMHS and/or with children and adolescents, prior to training as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Experience of Audit
  • Experience of research
  • Experience of work or contact with adult mental health services


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of legislation and national guidance in relation to the needs of children and adolescents
  • Doctoral level (or equivalent) knowledge of child and adolescent psychotherapy, including highly developed knowledge of psychoanalytical theories and models of development, psychopathology, family and institutional dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of professional systems involved in work with infant and young children, particularly in relation to the statutory framework around child protection


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Skills in the use of psychoanalytical methods of assessment, intervention and management in work with children, adolescents and families.
  • Skills in co-working, liaison and consultation with others, especially with regard to highly complex families.
  • Evidence of a capacity to work collaboratively and flexibly in a multi-disciplinary team context.
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicity from one's own
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in all contact with disadvantaged groups.
  • High level of ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) complex, technical and clinically sensitive information to children, parents and carers and a wide range of professionals.
  • Ability to cope with stressful interpersonal situations, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse and communicate in situations in which there may be barriers to the acceptance of communications
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by ACP


Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT

Address

Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road

Bury

BL9 7TD

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