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Children in Care Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a creative an innovative multidisciplinary CAMHS team in Hampshire. The post holder will be supported by the Lead for Children in Care and contribute to a countywide service for Children in Care. We are seeking a highly motivated clinician full-time who has a passion for working collaboratively with Children in Care and their complex family and professional systems. The role would suit a highly experienced therapist, psychologist, social worker, nurse or other appropriately qualified clinicians with the relevant professional registration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based in the Eastleigh CAMHS team.

The Children in Care clinician is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Their expert knowledge of working with this population as well as drawing on the expertise of other team members will ensure that children and young people will receive the most appropriate intervention to meet their unmet mental health needs.

The post-holder will be professionally responsible to the countywide Lead for Children in Care and come under the governance of the Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies. Supervision and continuing professional development will be specially tailored for the role.

About us

Eastleigh CAMHS is a small, creative and supportive multidisciplinary team within Hampshire CAMHS.

Hampshire CAMHS is an innovative service for children and families. We are part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We have 7 community teams across the county, as well as a number of specialist teams - single point of access and Early Help service, the specialist Eating Disorder Service, i2i - our urgent assessment and home treatment team and Mental Health Support Teams in schools. We are enhancing and further developing our service, having recently secured significant investment from commissioners. This includes the creation of a paediatric psychiatric liaison service and creating a brand new blended digital and face to face team.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Job description Job responsibilities

Detailed information can be found in the attached job description and person specification; please ensure you address all the criteria in your application, and that you are professionally registered. If you are not registered, we will not be able to shortlist you.

The successful candidate will be: Flexible and innovativeAdaptable to changeClinically skilled to work independently with this client groupSkilled in the support of children in care networksEducated in and have a sound theoretical knowledge of developmental trauma and attachmentSkilled in the delivery of appropriate individual, dyadic and family interventionsAble to creatively to engage with this vulnerable group as well as work closely with children's home staff, foster carers and professional networks

Person Specification Education/ Qualification Essential
  • A relevant Specialist CAMHS Professional Qualification e.g. Child Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy or Nursing
  • MSc or equivalent post-graduate qualification in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology
  • MSc or equivalent post-graduate qualification incorporating an expert knowledge of Organisational Dynamics
  • Evidence of Supervisory Training
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration clinical experience (with experience at Senior Level
  • Proven experience of providing multiagency consultancy in a specialised field
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Proven experience of direct clinical work with a complex client (child/young person and family) group
  • Clinical supervisory experience
  • Appraiser experience
  • Proven experience of teaching/Training

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