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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for clinical and counselling psychologists with experience working with young people and their families to work in the Intensive Therapeutic Behaviour Support Service (ITBSS, 0.6 WTE) Hammersmith & Fulham CAMHS. This is a shared role and it combines clinical work with children, young people and their families, alongside opportunities to support team development and provide supervision and support to Assistant Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and band 7 Psychologists depending on service needs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and innovative clinician who is able to maintain clinical curiosity and engage in reflective practice as well as be able to be an advocate for children, young people and families' needs. You will be joining a welcoming psychology team in Hammersmith & Fulham and West London who are committed to service improvement, staff well-being, and who value diversity in our workforce.

The post-holder will join a well-established experienced large and thriving NDLD multi-disciplinary team (MDT). They will be provided with high-quality clinical psychology supervision from an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CPD opportunities. The ITBSS and NDLD teams are embedded within the Hammersmith and Fulham CAMHS Service, which also consists of the Adolescent Team, Children and Families team and the Tier 2 Community CAMHS team.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will offer services to children and young people with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum disorder and their families who are referred to the Hammersmith and Fulham CAMHS ITBSS service. ITBSS is a psychology-led community-based service. The post-holder will deliver specialist assessments and interventions to these children with high levels of complex needs, their families, the schools they attend, social workers and other agencies that are also involved in their care. They will work alongside other MDT members and multi-agency colleagues such as social workers and education colleagues to deliver a high-quality service to children with complex needs and their families. The post-holder will be required to respond flexibly to the needs of the client group and assess in different settings including specialist schools and family homes, in the CAMHS clinic, and within social care and community settings and carry out home and school visits as appropriate.

The post-holder will also offer clinical supervision and line management to trainee psychologists and assistant psychologists according to service needs at any one point. They will also contribute to clinical governance and service development.

Flexible working is available. All staff are equipped for remote working with clients and colleagues.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

The link below will also provide useful information.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services staff share their stories of working for the NHS. (youtube.com)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Eligible to work as a Practitioner Psychologist as approved by the Health Care Professions Council.


Desirable

  • Training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, (e.g. outpatient, community, primary care, in patient settings).
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a specialist clinical psychologist over a minimum of 18 months, or an alternative agreed by the Child Clinical Psychology Lead.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with multiple agencies and services. Experience working with children and young people in a CAMH setting.
  • Experience of supervising trainees/assistants/qualified clinical psychologists.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of working with other agencies.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working with children/young people with special educational needs and challenging behaviour or mental health difficulties and their families.
  • Experience of leadership and team development.


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • 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
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS (dependent on grade).


Desirable

  • Knowledge and skills in specialist psychological assessment and treatment of specific groups (e.g. looked after children, trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, adolescent mental health).
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and families and mental health
  • Knowledge of application of therapeutic models to care experienced children and young people who have a history of trauma, loss and/or attachment difficulties.


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Commitment to provide support to children, their families/carers and linked professionals and maintain high levels of aspiration for the population referred to the service.
  • Willingness to work flexibly when necessary.
  • Commitment to working flexibly and collaboratively with team colleagues and to support innovative ways of working.
  • To approach clients with empathy and adaptability and to be open to the development of new approaches to working with clients.


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

H& F CAMHs PBS

Glenthorne Road

London

W6 0LS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-LS-CAMHS-536

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