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CAHMS Clinical Counselling Psychologist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£48,526 to £54,619 a year p.a
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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We are in the fortunate position of being able to offer a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist Band 8a post. This is a brilliant opportunity for suitably experienced candidates to join an expanding Psychology Team and to develop their career by joining the Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS Service (MK Sp CAMHS). This includes the opportunity to be DBT Trained and gain Clinical Supervision and Line Management experience of Band 7 Clinicians who are on a Preceptorship. Other training needs can be explored and considered.

Main duties of the job

The entire CAMHS service is located within the same building which allows for quick and easy access to other specialties and colleagues. This enables strong collaborative working relationships to be developed between disciplines allowing the efficient exchange of knowledge and skills.

Management has an open-door policy for all staff members which promotes un-restricted and direct communication.

These positions offer the possibility of flexible working when in keeping with the needs of the service.

We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated Clinical/Counselling Psychologist for a full-time post on our team. We expect you to have an avid interest as well as some experience in working with children, young people and their families.

Successful applicants will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychology services to children & young people meeting eligibility criteria for MK Sp CAMHS. They will provide specialist psychological assessment of people referred to the service, and deliver evidenced based individual and group treatment to outpatients.

Successful applicants will support the leadership structure within the team through participation in clinical risk management, audit, service evaluation and research.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist Clinical Psychology service to children and families within the MK Specialist CAMHS:

To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions taking substantial professional responsibility.

To undertake psychologically based risk assessment and risk management for relevant clients and to provide advice on the psychological aspects of risk to the multi-disciplinary team.

To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking audit, research and development activities relevant to the service area.

For further detailed information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (e.g. CBT, DBT), family based interventions.)
  • Current registration with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience in the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD
  • Experience in the delivery of DBT.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of child/ young people legislation, safeguarding children & its implications for both clinical practice & professional management in relation to the client group & mental health
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

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