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Senior Mental Health Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Senior mental health practitioner or clinical psychologist

Band 7

37.5 Hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for a mental health practitioner or clinical psychologist to join the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

The MHP or clinical psychologist will be a member of the specialist, multi-disciplinary service and will have case management responsibility for their case load, however, they will be supported through supervision by a senior member of the team on a regular basis.

The post holder will provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need. The post holder may be required to provide support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person.

We are looking for individuals who have experience of engaging children and young people from marginalised communities.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake appropriate mental health assessment of children and young people referred to CAMHS and provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need.

The post holder will provide support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person

About us

Alder Hey has already earned our place as one of the world's leading children's hospitals, thanks to innovation and pioneering medical work. We treat 250,000 young patients a year and have a broad range of hospital and community services, serving the local population of children, as well as being a tertiary referral centre for children from across Merseyside, Cheshire and parts of Lancashire, Shropshire and North Wales.

Every individual makes a valuable contribution and Alder Hey is proud of its long history of providing pioneering and innovative healthcare to children and young people. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our dynamic and experienced CAMHS team

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details about duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Qualified in core profession such as Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or creative therapies e.g. Art Therapy
  • Recognised degree level broad based health & social care qualification which will require completion of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Knowledge Skills and Attributes


Desirable

  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of child and adolescent mental health.
  • Post graduate (masters and above) level study


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families.
  • Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working collaboratively with other agencies in a variety of venues.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of child mental health problems, across the whole age range, reflecting all levels of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
  • Must be experienced in providing risk assessment of self harming behaviour
  • Must be experienced in analysing presenting problems and able to demonstrate ability to work autonomously utilising a range of therapeutic perspectives and modalities, depending on the needs of the client.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions of in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a range of clinical settings.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Some knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the evidence base in their practice.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of child development and psychosocial influences
  • Must demonstrate a working understanding of systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive theories along with recognition of when each approach is appropriate.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of audit and evaluation methodology.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of research methodology.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of current government initiatives underpinning service developments. Must demonstrate strong organisational skills.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc)
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised therapies/interventions
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of child and adolescent mental health.


Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alder Hey

Liverpool

L7 9NJ

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411-COM-24-6227105-A

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