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Clinical Psychologist Band 7-8a Preceptorship

Employer
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Barnsley
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
37. 5 Hours Per Week

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Barnsley CAMHS for a full time band 7 / 8a Clinical Psychologist, depending on experience. We can also offer this as a preceptorship band 7 to 8a role within a framework of competency development.

Our multidisciplinary team deliver a high-quality service that promotes and improves the mental health and well being of children and young people and their families. This position is within our Core Team, made up of the Complex Behaviour and Mood and Emotional Pathways. Young people may present with complex needs, anxiety and mood related difficulties, trauma, and neurodevelopmental conditions.

This is an exciting and varied role with opportunity for skill development, training, and supervision. The Trust promotes a trauma informed approach, and staff support and well being is embedded within the service.

Main duties of the job

The role involves providing assessment, formulation and evidence based interventions with young people and families, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and offering consultation and liaison with other professionals. Our pathways are also inclusive, working with young people who are neurodiverse, including carrying out ADHD assessments.

We strongly encourage the development of positive therapeutic relationships to achieve the best outcomes. We are also committed to hearing the voice of our young people, developing collaborative goals, and engaging in co-production.

You will also provide clinical supervision, support to junior colleagues and work alongside clinicians across a range of disciplines and therapy modalities. You will also have opportunities to be involved in MDT and interagency meetings and may be asked to deputise alongside the leadership team at times.

We would love to hear from you if youd like to discuss this role or come for an informal visit.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

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About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The post holder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.

The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder when necessary and in line with the service developments.

The post holder will provide specialist clinical psychology skills within a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will provide a high quality clinical service to the users of the service.

They will provide highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention while working collaboratively with non-psychologist colleagues, professionals from other agencies and carers.

They will be clinically responsible to a senior clinical psychologist. Clinical oversight of all work will be held by the clinical lead in the service.

The job plan will be delivered in the services the post is based.

The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team while observing Trust and National policies and procedures.

The post holder will provide support to Assistant Psychologists and Doctoral trainees. They will utilise research skills in audit, service development and research relevant to the post.

To offer consultation, supervision and training when required by other agencies involved in the psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being of people referred to the service.

To provide consultation, assessment and intervention in the service.

To work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary context.

To provide assessment and treatment options for people experiencing moderate, severe and complex mental health problems.

To exercise expert clinical judgement based on the highest standards of evidence based practise.

To continually seek to expand and consolidate clinical skills using training, experience, and supervision.

To be proficient in the use of Psychometric testing appropriate to the age range.

To provide specialist risk assessment of and intervention to people who present to the service.

To follow appropriate Adult and Child Protection guidelines in all Clinical work, including close liaison with all agencies.

To liaise and consult with the wider professional network in the care of the client.

To work jointly with other team members in delivering the most appropriate clinical service to people and their families.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients.

To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to effectively evaluate progress.

The post holder will provide a high quality specialist clinical psychology service to clients as part of the multidisciplinary team within the service.

Provide highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention.

Provide advice and consultation on psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, and other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines, and the overall framework of the team and trusts policies and procedures.

Supervise and support Psychology Assistants, Trainees and Band 7 HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologists.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy, service development and research within the areas served by the team/service.

To offer consultation and supervision when required by other agencies involved in the psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being of service users.

To provide supervision of Band 7 Clinical Psychologists, doctoral level clinical psychology trainees, assistant psychologists and trainees from other disciplines as appropriate.

To provide highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment for service users experiencing moderate, severe and complex mental health/psychological problems based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observation and semi-structured interviews with service users, their family and/or carers.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological intervention and/or management of mental health/psychological and/or behavioural difficulties based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and exercising expert clinical judgement based on the highest standards of evidence based practice across a full range of care settings.

To establish rapport and build effective working relationships with service users and all those involved in their psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes.

To work jointly with other team members and professionals in delivering the most appropriate clinical service to service users and, where appropriate, their families/carers.

To follow appropriate local Safeguarding Adults and Children policies in all clinical work, including close liaison with all relevant agencies.

To provide specialist risk assessment of, and intervention to, service users who may present in local acute settings in line with agreed procedures.

To liaise and consult with the wider professional network in the care of service users, offering consultation and supervision where necessary.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychological interventions and to autonomously manage a caseload of clients.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all service users, the settings in which they present, and agencies involved in the psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Essential

  • Band 7 -
  • Caring.
  • Team Player.
  • Commitment to supervision and support.
  • Band 8a -
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • To transport Psychometric testing equipment


Desirable

  • Band 7 -
  • Flexible.
  • Committed to client group.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Essential

  • Band 7 -
  • Communication skills.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • IT Literate.
  • Band 8a -
  • Good Psychometric Assessment skills
  • Experience of assisting in training of Post Graduate Clinical Psychology Trainees
  • Exceptional communication skills in verbal, non verbal and written modes.
  • Ability to empathise and develop good therapeutic alliance
  • Ability to Formulate Complex processes.
  • Capacity to conduct Psychometric Assessment
  • Ability to travel around the Trust as appropriate to the role
  • Keyboard skills
  • Manual Dexterity for conducting tests.


Desirable

  • Band 7 -
  • Research skills.
  • Knowledge of adult & child protection legislation.
  • Awareness of legislation relevant to the clinical area of practice.
  • Band 8a -
  • Working with people in Crisis
  • Working on an in-patient Psychiatric ward.


PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Essential

  • Band 7 -
  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
  • Band 8a -
  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).


Training

Essential

  • Band 8a -
  • Completion of formal training to meet eligibility as clinical supervisor of Doctoral Trainee Clinical Psychologists.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Band 7 -
  • Hons. Degree in Psychology.
  • Doctoral qualification clinical psychology.
  • Appropriate safeguarding training
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Band 8a -
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
  • Significant Post qualification experience in a Setting relevant to the post
  • HCPC Registration as a Clinical Psychologist.


Desirable

  • Band 7 -
  • 2:1 min.
  • Eligible for chartered status


Experience

Essential

  • Band 7 -
  • Completion of supervised clinical practice in the NHS.
  • Ability to work within two models of psychological assessment, formulation and intervention.
  • Band 8a -
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Frequent, protracted sustained and intense concentration
  • Show respect and treat people with dignity
  • Be able to give bad news sensitively
  • Be able to sustain empathy in difficult situations
  • Be aware of all interviewees in any situation


Desirable

  • Band 7 - Experience in working with service users in the clinical area of the post
  • Different theoretical approaches.
  • Work with other disciplines.
  • Work with people who have disabilities.
  • Band 8a -
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    C9378-B1931A

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