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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Shooters Hill, London
£52,093 to £58,186 a year pro rata inc
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Part Time
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Learning Disability / Neurodevelopmental (LD/ND) Team - Greenwich

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

33.75 per week (0.9 WTE)

1 year fixed-term maternity coverAn exciting opportunity to join Greenwich CAMHS as we seek to appoint a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist to our multidisciplinary Learning Disability / Neurodevelopmental (LD/ND) team working with children, adolescents and their families/ carers.

The post holder will be joining an experienced multi-disciplinary CAMHS service with a range of specialist areas of practice. They will offer highly specialist psychology assessment and treatment to young people and their families/carers presenting with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental difficulties and mental health difficulties as well as advice and consultation to social care and other professional colleagues in partner agencies.

The successful post-holder will also provide consultation and supervision to junior psychological therapists and trainees within the MDT.

For enquiries, please contact Dr Anna Moriarty, Principal Clinical Psychologist or Grace Olaluwoye, LDND Team Manager or on 020 3260 5211.

Main duties of the job

Greenwich CAMHS has embedded the principles of CYP-MH(IAPT) within its service provision.

Our service sits within culturally diverse Greenwich and offers a rich and stimulating environment from where to work.

There is a supportive management structure and regular clinical supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development.

Oxleas Trust has consistently achieved high ratings in quality assessments, patient and staff surveys with a culture of supporting staff whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework. There is an ongoing programme of work 'Building a Fairer Oxleas', involving staff from across all directorates, committed to making changes within the organisation that have a positive impact for all staff. Staff networks are established including BAMEx, Disability, Mental Health, Women's & LGBTQ+ .

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

To provide a clinical psychology service to clients of the Greenwich CAMHS LD/ND team, providing highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention. Offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non professional carers and providing supervision to clinical psychologists/psychological therapists and trainees. Working autonomously within professional guidelines, consistent with CYP-IAPT principles and within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to overall service delivery as required. Utilising research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service. There may also be opportunities to provide highly specialist, multi-disciplinary assessments of children suspected of having ASD as part of an integrated neurodevelopmental team (INDT).

Please see attached Job Description for further information

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 BPS.
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Completion of further post-doctoral post-qualification specialist training including training in supervision of trainee clinical psychologists.
  • Training in specialist ASD assessment (e.g ADOS, DISCO, ADI)
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a CAMHS clinical psychologist post-qualification.
  • Demonstrate further specialist knowledge about the needs of children presenting with ASD and LD and intervention strategies.
  • Experience of working in a CYP-IAPT service or a qualification in CYP IAPT
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
Other Essential
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.

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