Highly Specialist Forensic Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£55,903 to £61,996 a year pro rata including of HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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The position is a 3 day role based at the Portman clinic. The days of work are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The role will involve community outreach into CAMHS, YOT, social care and third sector, thought Central North and East London.

The role is to support young people who are at risk of engaging in illegal behaviours to stay in the community safely and to divert them from custody where possible.

This role involved direct assessment work with young people and also mostly, consultation with professionals.

Main duties of the job

Community outreach and engagement

Forensic assessments with young people presenting as high risk

Diagnostic assessments, such as ADOS

Consultation to professional networks

Attending all MDT meetings as a team in the clinic

Involvement in reflective practice and supervision

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health. For more information, please access the following link: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/

Job description Job responsibilities

Community outreach and engagement

Forensic assessments with young people presenting as high risk

Diagnostic assessments, such as ADOS

Consultation to professional networks

Attending all MDT meetings as a team in the clinic

Involvement in reflective practice and supervision

Person Specification Qualifications /Training Essential
  • Eligibility for full membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists or HCPC for Psychologists or other relevant membership board .
  • Doctoral level qualification or equivalent in Psychoanalytic/ Psychotherapy/ Psychoanalysis OR Clinical/ Forensic Psychology OR other allied health field.
Desirable
  • Qualification in other psychological therapy e.g. systemic work, mentalization based treatment, CBT Analytical training Previous Portman training .
Experience Essential
  • At least 4 years post qualification experience as a child and adolescent psychotherapist/psycho logy working in CAMHS or the public/third sector.
  • Experience of working in forensic settings.
Desirable
  • Planning and carrying out research.
  • Experience of providing training/teaching to students/junior staff.
Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to lead and manage self and others in child and adolescent psychotherapy/psychologic al work.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills. Able to establish credibility and communicate effectively with colleagues, clinicians and managers in partner agencies/services .
Desirable
  • Writing for publication Grant applications.
Personal Skills and Attributes Essential
  • Recording and report writing skills; Word processing and database skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written;


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