Highly Specialist Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) Practitioner -Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata
Closing date
14 Oct 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Due to a long-standing member of the current team retiring, we have an interesting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Highly Specialist Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) practitioner to join the Gloucestershire CAMHS Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team. Applicants will need to have a relevant qualification in Nursing, Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Child Psychotherapy or Social Work with significant experience in the psychological aspects of working with children and adolescents with mental health problems/needs. The successful candidate will be experienced and trained in AIM3.

The successful candidate will provide a highly specialist clinical mental health service to the CAMHS HSB team with specific responsibility for Specialist Assessment, including AIM (under 12 & over 12); Specialist Treatment; specialist Consultation both within CAMHS and to Partner Agencies in County; Evaluation and outcome monitoring of team activities.

The practitioner will contribute to further service and policy development with opportunities for research and service evaluation. They will be a valued member of the CAMHS Complex and Vulnerable Children's Team offering senior clinical input to the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

To provide expertise in a highly specialist clinical area as a member of the CAMHS HSB Team. You will provide highly specialist HSB input to young people and their families where there has been HSB by the young person. Including specialist assessment to inform the selection and delivery of highly specialist evidence based interventions, drawing on a range of theoretical models. You will work as a member of the child safeguarding network with partners to formulate multiagency risk management plans to minimise risk of further HSB.

To provide highly specialist consultation to colleagues from the local authority, education and youth justice services.

To contribute to the development of the knowledge and skills base with in the Team by maintaining an active awareness of current developments in HSB and by implementing knowledge gained in practice.

You will be expected to offer clinical supervision to other professionals as appropriate and provide specialist training to other professionals.

To identify aspects of the service, which could be improved and initiate and implement service development projects. To contribute to the development of services through initiating, undertaking and supervising service evaluation and audit. To initiate appropriate research to improve client care and provide research advice and supervision to other staff undertaking research within the service, alongside the support available from the excellent R and D team in the GHC Trust.

About us

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

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Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Job description Job responsibilities

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification meet essential criteria Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical or Counselling psychology or First Level Nursing, Occupation Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Qualification.
  • Additional post qualification training such as SAVRY; SAPROF; ADOS;
essential Essential
  • Training in AIM3 & Aim Under 12s Assessment tools.

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