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CAMHS Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bromley
Salary
£53,703 to £59,796 a year pa inc
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic and energetic CAMHS services as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a) within the Bromley CAMHS NDLD Team, located at our clinic base near to Bromley South train station.

The NDLD Team offers specialist mental health assessment, formulation and therapeutic intervention to children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions and/ or learning disabilities and their families / carers where the young people are experiencing mental health difficulties. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, they will offer specialist mental health consultation to the wider professional agencies supporting young people and their families. As a senior psychologist in the team, they will support psychology leadership in the NDLD team and they will offer supervision within the wider service.

Bromley CAMHS are passionate about working with children, young people and their families/carers, and are dedicated to providing high-quality and caring community mental healthcare services that improve outcomes and builds resilience in community relationships.

We recognise that some candidates may not have previous experience of working within CAMHS - we do not see this as a barrier to your application and encourage interest from candidates with diverse backgrounds /experiences.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a key role as a senior psychologist within a strong, friendly psychology discipline. There are opportunities for supervision of Band 7 colleagues, Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists as well as providing consultation to multi-disciplinary colleagues. As a senior psychologist, there are possibilities for service development and quality improvement work.

The post holder will provide evidence based specialist psychological assessment (including neuropsychological assessment), formulation and therapeutic interventions.

The service is underpinned by CYP IAPT principles and the successful candidate will support and assist the core aims of this in the service. This can involve exciting and creative participation work, training opportunities and service development.

Bromley CAMHS has close relationships with the wider specialist CAMHS, our cross-borough crisis team for young people, our DBT service and the wider South London Partnership.

We have a large, well-established and supportive Clinical Psychology department that benefits from excellent links with the South Thames (Salomon's) Clinical Psychology Training Scheme. We value and encourage your continuing professional development and will support you with experienced supervision and other learning opportunities. As Clinical Psychologists, we are well integrated in the multi-disciplinary teams across the service with strong and positive inter-disciplinary relationships.

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

Detailed Job Description is attached. Main responsibilities include:
  • To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions / and / or learning disabilities who are presenting with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties
  • To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care for children and young people and evaluate this care, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines, evidence based practice and trust policy.
  • To provide specialist mental health advice & consultation to wider professional networks involved in children, young people and their family's care
  • To engage therapeutically with clients and their carers in a variety of settings as appropriate to the needs of the client
  • To be able to plan and implement a range of appropriate psychological intervention adapting care appropriately according to the specialist client group and their families and carers
  • To be able to assess and manage risk in children and young people and to do this on an on-going basis within the role as care co-ordinator
  • To provide clinical supervision to Band 7 psychologists, trainee clinical psychologists and assistant psychologists.
  • To promote and support the leadership of the clinical psychology discipline in line with CYP IAPT principles within the service.

At Oxleas, we are committed to developing our workforce and supporting you to progress within the Trust, including offering a range of bespoke CAMHS training/CPD opportunities.

The Trust is dedicated to ensuring that staff feel valued and offer benefits including:

Generous pay (outer-London weighting), pensions scheme (life assurance) and leave package

Agile/remote and flexible working arrangements, including part-time working, job sharing, hot-desking and/or working at designated hubs

Access to internal training courses (such as Quality Improvement and healthcare leadership)

Benefits include a cycle-to-work and lease car scheme, electric vehicle charging points, funding for school holiday childcare. Staff are able to access wellbeing services (e.g. counselling, advice and guidance) & vibrant staff networks including BAME, LGBTQIA+ & lived experience.

We are constantly looking at ways to improve & innovate our CAMHS services & have committed to providing all staff with dedicated time to participate and/or lead in service development initiatives through the Trust Quality Improvement (Qi) framework.

At Oxleas, we are committed to developing our workforce and supporting you to progress within the Trust, including offering a range of bespoke CAMHS training/CPD opportunities.

The Trust is dedicated to ensuring that staff feel valued and offer benefits including:

Generous pay (outer-London weighting), pensions scheme (life assurance) and leave package

Agile/remote and flexible working arrangements, including part-time working, job sharing, hot-desking and/or working at designated hubs

Access to internal training courses (such as Quality Improvement and healthcare leadership)

Benefits include a cycle-to-work and lease car scheme, electric vehicle charging points, funding for school holiday childcare. Staff are able to access wellbeing services (e.g. counselling, advice and guidance) & vibrant staff networks including BAME, LGBTQIA+ & lived experience.

We are constantly looking at ways to improve & innovate our CAMHS services & have committed to providing all staff with dedicated time to participate and/or lead in service development initiatives through the Trust Quality Improvement (Qi) framework.

At Oxleas, we are committed to developing our workforce and supporting you to progress within the Trust, including offering a range of bespoke CAMHS training/CPD opportunities.

The Trust is dedicated to ensuring that staff feel valued and offer benefits including:

Generous pay (outer-London weighting), pensions scheme (life assurance) and leave package

Agile/remote and flexible working arrangements, including part-time working, job sharing, hot-desking and/or working at designated hubs

Access to internal training courses (such as Quality Improvement and healthcare leadership)

Benefits include a cycle-to-work and lease car scheme, electric vehicle charging points, funding for school holiday childcare. Staff are able to access wellbeing services (e.g. counselling, advice and guidance) & vibrant staff networks including BAME, LGBTQIA+ & lived experience.

We are constantly looking at ways to improve & innovate our CAMHS services & have committed to providing all staff with dedicated time to participate and/or lead in service development initiatives through the Trust Quality Improvement (Qi) framework.

Person Specification Training & Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registration
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
Desirable
  • Other relevant qualification (eg MSc, Post Grad diploma)
  • Training in specialist therapy relevant to post
  • Training in supervision (beyond basic induction training)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a clinical psychologist in CAMHS in the NHS for 2 years or more.
Desirable
  • Experience of working as an 8a
  • Experience of working as a clinical psychologist in exact field of post
  • Experience of supervising
  • Experience of consulting to other professionals and agencies
  • Experience of delivering teaching/training
  • Experience of clinical leadership of an aspect of a service
Knowledge & Skills Desirable
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how to apply research and audit specific to the post
  • Demonstrates knowledge of wider policy context relevant to post
  • Possesses transferable skills from other posts (not already scored) which are relevant to the post
  • Demonstrates awareness of safeguarding & risk as relevant to the post
  • Demonstrates awareness of power and diversity issues
  • Description of knowledge and skills has been made specific to the post advertised


Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Address
Stepping Stones House

38 Masons Hill

Bromley

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277-4427459-CYP-A
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