Preceptorship Practitioner Psychologist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Greenwich CAMHS is pleased to offer two full time Band 7-8a preceptorship posts within its LAC/EOC Team. Please see attached information regarding preceptorships.

Role and Responsibilities

Greenwich 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 Greenwich. Postholders will contribute to initial assessment clinics. 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.

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.

All postholders 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 or DDP

Main duties of the job

These post is within the Looked After/ Edge of Care team.

To provide a qualified clinical psychology (or equivalent) service to CAMHS clients across all sectors of care, providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues within and outside the organisation and to other non-professional carers, working within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

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

Clinical:
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to CAMHS 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 structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  • 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, family or group.
  • 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 psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • To act as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans including clients, their carers, referring agents and others involved in the network of care.
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation, and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni and multi-disciplinary care.

  • Teaching, training, and supervision
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior clinical psychologist and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues.
  • To continue to gain wider post-qualification experience of practitioner (clinical / counselling) psychology over and above that provided within the principal service area where the post-holder is employed.
  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other MDT staffs psychological work, as appropriate.
  • To provide professional and clinical supervision of assistant/graduate psychologists and, as appropriate, to contribute to the supervision of trainee clinical psychologists.
  • To contribute to the pre- and post-qualification teaching of relevant healthcare staff, as appropriate.
  • To contribute to external and internal training programmes within CAMHS


  • Person Specification Essential Essential
    • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or equivalent
    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings
    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life span presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
    Desirable
    • CAMHS clinical experience
    • Experience of the application of practitioner psychology in different cultural contexts
    • Knowledge of the theory of attachment and developmental trauma


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    277-4328398-CYP-A
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