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Specialist Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£52,093 to £58,186 a year per annum pro rata (inc Outer London HCAS)
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to be part of an innovative, developing service committed to improving the lives of Children, Young People and their families? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CAMHS Clinical Lead to join the Enfield CAMHS - STAY Team as part of our SCAN team.

This post is based in a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with sound working relationships with other professionals. The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people's participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

Recruitment Premia: we are offering a recruitment and retention premia of £2,500 for this role. The first payment of £1250 will be paid after 6 months and the second equal payment is made after 2 years of continuous employment within CAMHS.

Relocation Package: We offer a comprehensive relocation package to support our clinical staff who need to relocate to join the Trust, geographic criteria apply.

Flexible Working & Work from Home: we are pleased to offer a wide range of flexible working options. This includes agreeing to varying start and finishing times within contracted hours. We will make reasonable adjustments, where needed, for staff with a disability to help support them at work. We can also offer some work from home days each week. Every request will be heard, and we will endeavour to meet staff needs where possible, within the scope of service provision.

Main duties of the job

This post is to provide specialist psychology input to the Strengthening the Team Around You (STAY) service as part of the Service for Children & Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental disorders (SCAN) within Enfield CAMHS.

To provide psychology input the service that delivers Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to a children and young people with learning disabilities who have behaviours that challenge services and are at risk of being placed out of borough.

To develop, and implement the STAY Project, as led by the Lead Psychologist and in collaboration with stakeholders from Children's Services and work with Enfield CAMHS overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

There is a particular focus on liaising with all parts of children services, and working closely with families, school, and children's social workers as well as other child professionals to develop and lead a child's PBS care plan.

It is expected that the project can contribute through effective use of PBS to reductions in the use of out of borough placements for children and young people.

About us

Community based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide a range of multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment interventions for children, adolescents and their families/carers across targeted and Specialist services, and for children and young people with co-morbid learning disability and mental health needs.

Working in BEHMHT, you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including personal support, such as: Childcare Scheme; Discounts - High Street and Online; Employee Assistance Programme; Occupational Health and other health and wellbeing services; Financial Wellbeing; Fast Track to Physiotherapy; Flexible Working; and Salary Sacrifice Schemes. We are also committed to Continuous Staff Development (CPD) through regular supervision and appraisal.

The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people's participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

Regular clinical supervision will be provided, exploring development opportunities for the post holder. We will support individuals to develop specialist skills and pursue specific areas of interest or service development projects where appropriate. We also hold regular CPD and service development days across the whole service.

Job description Job responsibilities

To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programs, in consultation with the post holders professional and service manager(s).

To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in psychology across the service, by continuing to develop the skills of a reflexive and reflective scientist practitioner, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical and counseling psychology and related disciplines.

To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the British Psychological Society and Trust policies and procedures.

To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health.

Please see Job Description attached for further information.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registration with relevant health professional body.
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS, Systemic Family Therapy and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
  • At least two years post qualification clinical psychological assessment and intervention/treatment experience.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Good team working
  • Good interpersonal skills

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