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CAMHS Clinical Psychologist (Preceptorship)

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Bexley CAMHS Band 8a or band 7-8a Preceptorship

Clinical or Counselling Psychology Posts

As a result of significant investment in Bexley CAMHS we are able to offer multiple Clinical or Counselling Psychology posts which are available as either band 8a or band 7-8a preceptorships. Both full and part time applicants are welcome.

Please see attached information regarding preceptorships.

Main duties of the job

Bexley CAMHS is currently in the process of a redesign to align with the Thrive framework to ensure timely, responsive and needs based mental health interventions for the children and young people in Bexley. Postholders will contribute to initial assessment clinics which will be robustly supported through post assessment multi-disciplinary case discussions. They will provide evidence based psychological therapies and undertake goal-based case management for a proportion of cases. They will contribute psychological thinking into the work of this busy, friendly multi-disciplinary service and will supervise the clinical work of assistant psychologists, trainees and other professionals. They will be encouraged to develop and lead on creative service development initiatives which meet the needs of the population. In addition to posts working with children, young people and families presentation with the full range of CAMHS presentations, we are also interested in recruiting psychologists with specialist interests and skills in working with looked after and adopted children and/or in an AMBIT & MBT-A team for young people presenting with high risk.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Role Opportunities

Robust personalised induction plan, which identifies your transferrable skills and where development to adjust to your new role may be helpful.

Buddy allocated to support you through your first few months within the service.

All applicants are able to access in house and external CAMHS specific training and well as CPD provided and supported by Psychological Therapies (see below for more details.

CAMHS Training opportunities

We recognise that you may not have previous experience of working within CAMHS. This should not be seen as a barrier to you considering joining our service. Through a supportive induction process, we will work with you to identify your transferrable skills. The induction plan will be adapted to support developing areas you may not feel as confident in. In addition to this, we will support you to access additional training that will support your development and confidence.

We also have close links with the Anna Freud Centre and Greenwich University with post graduate module and full courses available.

Psychology Discipline Opportunities

Oxleas provides an internal CPD programme for psychological therapists for the first two years post qualification and attendance at this is prioritised in job plans.

Postholders will be required to attend supervisor training at Salomons Clinical Psychology training programme and will contribute to placements for clinical psychology trainees.

In addition, we have ring fenced funding in the following psychological therapies which is attached to these posts. All postholder appointed into a band 7-8a preceptorship are guaranteed access to one of these within their first two years in post as well as to specialist individual or group supervision in the approach.
  • EMDR
  • MBT-A
  • IPT-A
  • ACT

Key Relationships
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Thrive Quadrant Lead Clinician
  • Thrive Quadrant Manager
  • Head of Profession for Psychology
  • Bexley CAMHS Clinical Lead
  • Bexley CAMHS Operational Manager

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Vaccination The successful applicant will have contact with clients and service users and it is therefore expected that the applicant are fully vaccinated.
  • This now a legal requirement.
Professional Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate training in clinical psychology, accredited by the BPS
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Pre-qualification training in research methods and/or other fields of applied psychology
Experience/Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment across care settings
  • Knowledge of child protection, child in need and looked-after children legislation and procedures
  • Well-developed verbal and written communications skills

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