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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Our Wandsworth Under 5's CAMHS team is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist. If you are a passionate about working with under 5's and their families, we would like to hear from you. We are a thriving multi-disciplinary team committed to providing an excellent service.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with families, babies, toddlers and pre-school children who are struggling with a diverse range of problems. In this role you will be a key member of the Under 5's CAMHS team and will be involved in assessment and intervention supporting children within their families but also in nurseries and children's centres. This role will provide assessments, evidence-based psychological interventions, and consultation to other services. You will receive regular supervision, be a valued member of our regular team meetings and reflective spaces and will be provided with opportunities for growth and development.

Main duties of the job

The Candidate should have the following:
  • Qualifications and professional registration recognised in the UK
  • Sound risk management practices and good care planning skills
  • Good experience of working in child mental health
  • Good ability to engage young people and families
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills
  • Strong personal and interpersonal skills

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of candidates' age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership


Job description Job responsibilities


  • To provide specialist assessments of young children and their parents/carers referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and where appropriate, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews in line with CYP IAPT methodology.


  • To formulate and implement plans for evidence-based interventions, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, to improve the parent/child relationship.


  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychotherapeutic interventions employed individually and in synthesis, maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses, adjusting and refining formulations or understandings, drawing upon different explanatory models and employing methods of intervention that are based upon evidence of efficacy.


  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual and the family.


  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans


  • To provide specialist mental health advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the care of the young child and their parents/carers


  • To contribute to and/or use evidence-based, integrated working tools and processes, to ensure young children and their parents/carers receive holistic and co-ordinated services in response to their mental health needs.


  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for young children and their parents/carers.


  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of young children and their parents/carers who are under their care.


  • To monitor progress during the course of interventions, ensuring that all interventions are fully assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in conjunction with CYP IAPT minimum dataset standards.


  • To maintain accurate and accessible health care records according to Trust policy and Information Governance requirements.


  • To demonstrate high level communication skills, both written and verbal, within all agencies.


  • Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC as an applied psychologist
    • Where an applicant is in the final stages of training and has not yet obtained registration, an applicant will only be made an offer conditional upon successful registration within a time-scale that is specified
    Desirable
    • Training as part of a CYP IAPT collaborative in a recognised evidenced based approach
    EXPERIENCE Essential
    • Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people in a variety of community settings
    • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
    • Experience of inter-agency working
    • Experience of safeguarding and Child Protection
    Desirable
    • Experience of leading case reviews
    • Experience of working in the NHS
    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Essential
    • Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
    • Specialist knowledge of child and family development
    • Ability to work with children of all ages
    • Ability to deliver evidence based therapeutic interventions in a variety of community settings
    • Knowledge of the use of a variety of evidence-based therapeutic tools
    • Ability to demonstrate competence in at least one form of evidence based psychological therapy
    • Ability to work in and across teams
    Desirable
    • In depth knowledge of safeguarding and Child Protection
    • Advanced observation skills
    • Understanding of non-verbal communication in young children


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