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Highly Specialist Child Clinical Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
To be confirmed – Louth, Boston and Grantham
£54,764 to £63,862 pa
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Highly Specialist Child Clinical Psychologist

Banding: 8b

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (part time working will be considered)

Base: Negotiable (Grantham, Boston and Louth)

Due to significant investment in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), we are excited to be able to advertise 3 newly created Highly Specialist Child Clinical Psychology roles within Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (LPFT) Core CAMHS teams.

We are looking to recruit very experienced and highly motivated and organised Highly Specialist Child Clinical Psychologists to oversee the provision of clinical psychology assessments and interventions within the Core CAMHS team they are assigned to.
Each Highly Specialist Child Clinical Psychologist appointed will offer clinical psychology assessment and interventions to 1 of our core CAMHS teams, (Grantham, Boston, Louth), and they will need to have extensive experience of working in a CAMHS setting and will need to evidence strong leadership skills and innovative practice. They will be supporting all CAMHS staff to have access to clinical psychology consultation and joint work on cases and they will ensure all interventions and consultations offered are evaluated and that Routine Outcome Measures are used as standard by staff. The postholder will ensure that feedback from service users is incorporated into service maintenance and development.

The Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologists will work closely with the Head of Child Psychological Services and the Head of Service - Children and Young People Mental Health Services to ensure there is equitable access to clinical psychology assessments, formulations and interventions across the 4 Core CAMHS teams and will offer professional opinion and guidance on service development and maintenance.
The postholders will access line management and clinical supervision relevant to their professional qualification and role within CAMHS.

LPFT CAMHS is a specialist multi disciplinary service which offers assessment and therapeutic interventions to children and young people (CYP) who present with complex mental health problems as well as to children and young people who have been victims of trauma; victims of abuse. The service is very well established and is staffed with clinical psychologists, child psychiatrists, mental health practitioners (qualified nurses, social workers and occupational therapists); specialist therapists including CBT therapists; family and systemic psychotherapists, an art therapist; assistant practitioners and assistant psychologists; Peer Support Workers and Parent Peer Support Workers.

LPFT’s Community Core CAMHS has achieved an “Outstanding” rating from the CQC 2 years in a row and it is actively involved in service developments.

Other services provided by LPFT CAMHS include the CAMHS Eating Disorder Service and the CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced Treatment Team (CCETT). The Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologists will ensure there are strong working relationships between the different CAMHS teams and that children and young people and their carers are supported as appropriate to transition between teams as their needs indicate.
The HS Clinical Psychologists will also work closely with Lincolnshire’s CYP Complex Needs Service (CNS) to ensure all vulnerable young people and their carers are enabled to access the service that is most relevant and accessible to them. A main area of work that the Highly Specialist Clinical Psychology role will be expected to consider and cover is the needs of Children in Care (CiC). This will include working with the CYP CNS clinical psychologists to support new CiC Mental Health link workers to offer excellent in-reach mental health support to Lincolnshire County Council’s Childrens Homes. This will involve being available to offer joint training and supervision and consultation sessions to the Childrens Homes as appropriate. The Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologists will also take the lead on overseeing the attachment pathway within CAMHS, offering highly specialist clinical psychology assessments and interventions as appropriate and overseeing agreed group and individual interventions on this pathway. Therefore, successful applicants will be experienced in offering assessment and interventions to CiC and their carers and to residential homes staff.

There will be a mix of working from home using video platforms and face to face working.
and the successful applicant will need to be able to travel between sites within this large rural county.

For informal enquiries about these posts please contact: Amanda Curtis or Ellie Butterfield

CLOSING DATE: 28-08-22


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