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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist Preceptorship

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Tameside and Glossop Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is based in Stalybridge, Tameside. We are a multidisciplinary team providing a mental health service to children, young people and their families. The service has well-established links with our partner agencies including Education, Children's Social Care (CSC) and the Third Sector and as a locality is striving to fully align to the Thrive approach to delivering mental health services. We are fully committed to supporting our staff in their development with access to CPD opportunities, a robust clinical and management supervision structure, and access to an in-house training programme covering key areas of clinical practice.

T&G CAMHS is extremely proud to be a forward-thinking service with a long history of innovative service development. Examples include being home to the long-established Early Attachment Service which is a nationally recognised, specialist parent-infant mental health and under 5 service. Recent investment has also supported the establishment of a highly innovative relationship-focussed and trauma-informed therapeutic service co-located within Children's Social Care working at all levels of the Child Protection Framework. We are also currently developing our Mental Health in Schools Teams offer, and significantly enhancing our Getting Advice and Getting Help offers in the community.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities will include raising awareness of ACES and the impact of developmental trauma within the Children's Service workforce through training and consultation to embed the consideration of developmental trauma and attachment theory in approaches to working with families. To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical psychology input to FITS. To undertake direct assessment and intervention with our children, young people and their families and to supervise that provided by other staff within the multi-disciplinary team. To offer training and consultation both internally and externally to our partner agencies. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the team. To utilise skills for audit, service evaluation and service development as appropriate.

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our newly established Family Intervention and Therapy Service (FITS), a multi-disciplinary CAMHS team embedded within Children's Social and maintaining strong links with the core CAMHS team . We are looking for a highly specialist clinical psychologist with experience of working in a CAMHS setting to join our team.

We would also be keen to hear from applicants who would be interested in a preceptorship post. This would involve recruitment into a band 7 post, and following a period of development and experience in that role together with completion of a work experience based portfolio, will transition into the band 8a position on a permanent basis.

The Family Intervention and Therapy Service is a small and friendly team committed to embedding a trauma informed approach across Tameside services working which children, young people and carers.

Job description Job responsibilities

Registration with the HCPC and previous CAMHS experience is essential for this role. The successful candidate will need to be an excellent communicator and enjoy team and multi-disciplinary working. The post involves working in various locations so the ability to travel across Tameside is essential.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • post-doctoral training in specialist therapeutic work with CYP and families, ideally attachment focused e.g. DDP, Theraplay

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