Hampshire CAMHS have recently secured additional investment to enhance and expand our current services and to develop new services. Family and Systemic Psychotherapy is an integral part of our service provision and we have a number of exciting opportunities in our Specialist CAMHS and CAMHS Eating Disorders teams.
We are looking for highly motivated, innovative and self-reflexive individuals with a passion for working creatively and collaboratively with children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems and their families/carers/networks. In addition to the local multi-disciplinary team where you will be based, you will join a supportive county-wide Family and Systemic Psychotherapy group and have the opportunity to be part of our teaching team and in the development of new systemic projects. There are also excellent opportunities for development through training and specialist systemic supervision.
If you enjoy being a part of a team, are forward-thinking, seeking a new challenge and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children & young people and their families, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Main duties of the job
We have exciting opportunities in the following teams:
Aldershot Specialist CAMHS - Band 7 (18.75 hours)
Basingstoke Specialist CAMHS - Band 8A (37.5 hours)
Basingstoke Specialist CAMHS - Band 7 (22.5 hours)
Eastleigh Specialist CAMHS - Band 7 (30 hours)
Fareham and Gosport Specialist CAMHS - Band 8A (22.5 hours)
CAMHS Eating Disorders - Band 7 (37.5 hours)
The successful candidate will work as a member of the clinical service/team, providing a high quality, specialist family and systemic psychotherapy to children/young people and their families or carers. You will support systemic practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training and by participating in systematic clinical governance. You will work with complex presentations suitable for family and systemic psychotherapy in the team, utilising a high level of knowledge and experience and adapting approaches as appropriate, with regard to evidence basedpractice. You will also contribute to teaching on our Foundation and Intermediate level systemic training and be part of systemic projects/initiatives within the wider service.PLEASE STATE CLEARLY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 'SUPPORTING INFORMATION' SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION, WHICH POSITION(S) YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
Hampshire CAMHS is committed to exploring ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality and effective interventions. These aim to maximize mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment. Hampshire CAMHS places staff wellbeing and supervision as a priority. It also uses audits, evaluations and routine outcome measures to continuously improve our service.
Hampshire is a beautiful county with excellent transport networks linking with the neighbouring counties of Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Sussex. It is the third largest shire county in the UK and the largest county in South East England. It has many tourist attractions such as the historical Cathedral City of Winchester, National Parks in the New Forest and the South Downs and two of the largest ports (Southampton and Portsmouth) in England, to name a few.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.
Job description Job responsibilities
To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist family and systemic psychotherapy service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.
To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.
To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of family and systemic psychotherapy within the service/team.
To propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service.
FOR A MORE DETAILED AND SPECIFIC INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE RELEVANT JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Recognised/accredited postgraduate level training in a psychological therapy as specified in the appendix
- Professionally registered as specified in the Appendix
- Substantial post-qualification/accreditation experience of specialist psychological therapy (assessment, formulation and treatment), as specified in the Appendix, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
- A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficulties appropriate for this therapy with the client group, and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes in this therapy
- Experience of offering teaching, training and supervision within a demanding organisational context
- A clear and theoretically informed approach to supervision
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