CAMHS Clinical Psychologist (Preceptorship)

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pro rata inc
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part 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 Clinical Psychologist within the Looked After Children's CAMHS Team atBromley CAMHS, located within the heart of the London Borough of Bromley.

This Band 7 role is a preceptorship for new/recently qualified Clinical Psychologists. Successful candidates will be able to progress to a Band 8a role within 18-24 months of appointment/post-qualification, on the condition of meeting a range of competencies (see attached document for further information). Opportunities are available to work across a range of specialisms within CAMHS.

We 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 build resilience in community relationships.

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

The service is underpinned by CYP IAPT principles and the successful post holder would operate within these core principles within the service.

Main duties of the job

You will join a vibrant & experienced multi-disciplinary team working with children who are looked after and their families, carers and networks providing a variety of evidence-based interventions, drawing on your professional skills & values, for children & young people presenting with a range of mental health difficulties. This includes specialist assessment, CBT, DBT, IPT & other evidence-based therapeutic interventions, in addition to developing & delivering consultation, training & supervision for other professionals working with Children & Young People in other settings.

We are committed to developing our workforce & supporting progress into many other roles available within the Trust - including offering a range of bespoke CAMHS training/CPD opportunities . We offer clinicians the opportunity to develop experience across a range of specialty pathways within CAMHS through rotational posts.

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

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

The successful candidate will offer specialist clinical psychology assessment, formulation and treatment to children, young people and their families/carers, as well as offering advice & consultation services to social care and other professional colleagues in partnership agencies utilising a trauma informed framework.

The role involves liaising closely with social care, schools and other professional colleagues in partnership agencies through consultation, attendance at multi-professional meetings and contributing to training.

Bromley CAMHS offers a broad range of recommended and evidence-based interventions, achieving consistently positive outcomes for children and young people. Clinicians across the service routinely monitor outcomes and collect and incorporate service user feedback into service delivery.

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.

Finally, 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.

Person Specification Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis
Professional Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate training in clinical psychology, accredited by the BPS
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Pre-qualification training in research methods and/or other fields of applied psychology
Experience/Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment across care settings
  • Knowledge of child protection, child in need and looked-after children legislation and procedures
  • Well-developed verbal and written communications skills

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