Senior CAMHS Clinical Specialist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£54,223 to £60,316 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role will be responsible for a neurodiversity pathway within Southwark Early Help CAMHS. This works with Southwark children up to the age of 18 with diagnosed ASC, ADHD or Learning Disability, who are also experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The role will involve close working with other CAMHS teams around referral thresholds, providing teaching and consultation to CAMHS and other agencies, supervisor junior clinicians, delivering waiting list initiatives, and providing assessment and treatment for this population. The role will also lead on the CAMHS' interface with SEN services. This will include supporting the SEN panel with CAMHS' expertise on mental health needs, and being a point of contact for SENCOs and the Children with Complex Needs care service.

Main duties of the job

You will work with the Team Manager in maintaining close relationships and partnership working with our Local Authority colleagues, and be part of operational decision making. You will provide clinical supervision to members of the team. You will be responsible for your own clinical caseload and you will be involved in assessments, care planning and offering interventions for children and adolescents with support from the multi-disciplinary team. There are opportunities for joint working with a range of professionals within the team and across the service, for delivering teaching and for contributing to group work.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

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Job description Job responsibilities

  • Lead on CAMHS interface with SEN services:
    • Support the SEN panel with CAMHS expertise on MH needs
    • Be a point of contact for SENCOs and the Children with complex care needs service
  • Lead on Early Help CAMHS Early Help/ Neurodiversity pathway
  • Be responsible for and manage Early Help Neurodiversity assessment and treatment waiting lists
  • To assess, provide evidence-based interventions for, and supervise others in providing mental health interventions for the child neurodiverse population in Southwark
  • To contribute to assuring service quality by using a specialist knowledge and breadth of understanding of child and adolescent neurodevelopment and mental health theories, evidence-based assessments and interventions to manage complex cases.
  • To use and maintain skilled standards of personal professional clinical practice in the treatment modalities required by the children and young people treated by the Team and be a resource to the whole service in maintaining the skills of others.

  • To provide consultation across a range of organisational partners and be a CAMHS point of contact regarding the neurodiverse population
  • To work closely with Southwark CAMHS NDS regarding referral thresholds and good practice

  • To ensure that outcomes from interventions and the service are clearly monitored.
  • To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.
  • To undertake service evaluation, audit and research.
  • To work as an autonomous professional within relevant professional guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for interpreting policies within defined parameters.
  • To agree outcomes/results with clinical/professional lead and to decide how they are best achieved.
  • To provide leadership, including close working across a range of organisations, including schools and Southwark Local Authority Team

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications and Professional Registration : Entry-level qualification: appropriately registered Clinical/Educational/Counselling psychologist, Systemic Family Therapist, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Nurse, CBT Therapist
  • Completed training course in clinical supervision
  • Training completed in additional therapeutic modality
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by relevant Professional body e.g. HCPC/UKCP, RCN, BABCP, SWE,
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of having worked as a clinical specialist with children, young people and their families under supervision
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature in CAMHS.
  • Experience of supervising and having completed the relevant training.
  • Experience of providing teaching and training to professional groups
  • Post-qualification experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities
  • Experience of leadership within a CAMHS setting.
  • Experience of previous working with CWP, CYPIAPT or EMHP trainee
Knowledge / Skills Essential
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of evidence-based therapies for child and adolescents
  • Advanced theoretical knowledge of psychosocial theories of mental health and the evidence base for the relevant treatment.
  • Advanced knowledge of mental health assessment
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection, and equalities.
  • Knowledge of relevant research and statistical analysis.

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