Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Kensington & Chelsea, London
Salary
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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This role requires someone with an enthusiasm for infant mental health, who is interested in supporting ease of access to CAMHS services, the use of ROMS, and promoting a strong service user voice/feedback as a central part of service delivery.The Enhanced team is a sub team within Kensington & Chelsea CAMHS. It is friendly multi-disciplinary sub team interested in collaborative MDT approaches to working with young people with diverse and complex backgrounds and presentations, often including complex trauma, looked after children and multi-agency working.These posts would suit experienced Band 7 Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists but are also open to current ACP doctoral trainees with relevant experience and close to qualification.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. 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.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:

To provide an efficient, effective, comprehensive and specialist psychoanalytical psychotherapy assessment and treatment service for U5s children and families with
  • severe, highly complex and persistent mental health problems, their carers/parents and families within care pathways as relevant.
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of U5s children and families with complex mental health presentations, developmental and emotional difficulties.
  • To undertake a range of generic clinical work, urgent assessment work, parenting support and specialist child psychotherapy U5s cases as needed
  • To provide supervision and consultation on psychotherapy cases to other multi-disciplinary staff within specialist CAMHS, including junior medical staff as necessary.
  • To contribute to audit and research.
  • To actively engage in outcome monitoring, including the use of normed routine outcome measures associated with CYP IAPT.
  • To work in clinical practice, making use of supervision, within the overall framework of the CAMHS Directorate's and the Trust's policies and procedures.



  • About us

    The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work:

    Compassion
    • Respect
    • Empowerment
    • Partnership


    The post-holder will be a qualified Child Psychotherapist and a fully registered member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients allocated to them within the context of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS team. They will be directly involved in delivering therapeutic interventions to parents and their children. This may also include brief parent work, group work, school observations of children, short term generic CAMHS input, video work (eg video interactive guidance) brief specialist infant mental health psychotherapy, parent-child psychotherapy, consultation, offering teaching and training to MDT and joint working with multiagency colleagues. They will be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    To provide an efficient, effective, comprehensive and specialist psychoanalytical psychotherapy assessment and treatment service for U5s children and families with
  • severe, highly complex and persistent mental health problems, their carers/parents and families within care pathways as relevant.
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of U5s children and families with complex mental health presentations, developmental and emotional difficulties.
  • To undertake a range of generic clinical work, urgent assessment work, parenting support and specialist child psychotherapy U5s cases as needed
  • To provide supervision and consultation on psychotherapy cases to other multi-disciplinary staff within specialist CAMHS, including junior medical staff as necessary.
  • To contribute to audit and research.
  • To actively engage in outcome monitoring, including the use of normed routine outcome measures associated with CYP IAPT.
  • To work in clinical practice, making use of supervision, within the overall framework of the CAMHS Directorates and the Trusts policies and procedures.

  • Leadership:
  • To participate in the development of an effective team and the development of productive working relationships throughout the Trust.
  • To actively promote integrated health professional working internally and externally.
  • To facilitate the development of a positive and supportive team culture by taking responsibility for dealing effectively with potential conflict.
  • To take an active interest in working parties and groups within the Trust to develop and improve on service delivery, protocols and guidelines.
  • To participate in the audit process, linking in with the clinical governance agenda.
  • To advise, encourage and share knowledge utilising the latest research and practice development, through literature and peer reviews.


  • Clinical Skills:
  • To act as an autonomous, registered child psychotherapist with full membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the ACP professional code of ethics and Trust guidelines and protocols.
  • To use a psychoanalytically/systemic informed understanding in assessing, jointly with colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, children, adolescents and their families in order to formulate their strengths and difficulties and to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
  • To work alongside other colleagues in the Team in order to provide an in-depth comprehensive assessment of the childs, young persons, and familys functioning where there is a constellation of high dysfunction and entrenched difficulties in the family.
  • To provide therapeutic interventions with due regard to issues of cultural, racial and religious difference and sexual orientation.
  • To provide generic and specialist psychoanalytic psychotherapy assessment of children and young people with severe, highly complex and persistent mental health problems.
  • To undertake generic and specialist observations of children in school settings as part of wider assessments.
  • To provide therapeutic interventions (including U5s parent/child psychotherapy, group work, parent support input, psycho-education and brief individual work) to children with complex mental health difficulties including autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, ADHD; emotional difficulties, including depression and anxiety states; attachment disorders; conduct disorders, eating/feeding disorders; trauma and complex trauma; psychosomatic disorders; enuresis/encopresis, aggression, self-harming, linking to specialist Care Pathways as needed.
  • To undertake work with parents/carers/networks of referred children and young people.
  • To utilise theory, literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other members of the service, the Directorate and the Trust.

  • Computer/Administration:
  • To be computer literate.
  • To ensure accurate recording and updating of patients records, including risk information, maintaining confidentiality at all times, maintaining Trusts standards.
  • To ensure electronic outcome monitoring is completed for patients treatment.
  • To complete mandatory on-line training associated with the post.
  • To take part, and assist, in the planning and administration relating to day to day running of the caseload.

  • Communication:
  • To have a wide range of knowledge in specialist psychoanalytic approaches to communicating and managing patient care.
  • To be able to effectively communicate with colleagues, peers, senior managers and clinical leads within the Trust.
  • To be able to communicate complex patient related information facilitating positive outcomes and ensuring collaborative working.
  • To participate in the review and development of clinical policies and identify improvements to service provision.
  • To provide reports on children and young people for parents, referrers and for other outside agencies, including Social Services and Education Services which describe assessment outcomes in accessible terms and formulate care plans.
  • To participate in regular clinical discussions and reviews of cases in treatment with members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To present cases to network meetings with professional members of other agencies.
  • To provide psychological advice from a psychoanalytically informed perspective to other professionals working within the CAMHS Team, eg junior medical staff.
  • To be responsible for continually monitoring and evaluating risk to/from children and young people in ones own caseload and during supervision/consultation discussions.

  • Training:
  • To contribute to the training experience of trainee child psychotherapists and students from other disciples on placement, as appropriate.
  • To provide clinical supervision from a psychoanalytically informed perspective for professionally trained junior members of service as required.
  • To support new staff and their integration within the team.
  • To be responsible for contributing to the academic and clinical teaching programmes within the service and the Directorates Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Service.
  • To ensure own continued professional development to maintain the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post holders professional and service managers.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local NHS, Social Care and Education policies and issues of relevance to the patient group, particularly safeguarding policies and procedures and NICE guidelines.
  • To undertake mandatory training and workshops.
  • To receive regular clinical and service related supervision from a Consultant/Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist within the Trust.

  • 9 To undertake a regular appraisal, developing a personal development plan that includes clinical competencies reflecting the mental health needs of the local population and related to Trust strategy.

    Specific Tasks directly related to the post:

    The post-holder will represent a child psychotherapy perspective in the KCW CAMHS Under Fives Service team, delivering services in clinic and community settings

    Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Masters level preclinical training at an Association of Child Psychotherapists recognised training school; - post graduate doctoral level training in clinical child psychotherapy at a training school accredited by the Association of Child Psychotherapy or Association of Child Psychotherapists Statement of Equivalence
    Desirable
    • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in relevant fields in health, social care or education settings
    EXPERIENCE Essential
    • Experience of specialist psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their parents as a full member of a multidisciplinary team located in community, primary care, outpatient or inpatient setting
    • Experience of working with a wide variety children, adolescents across the whole age range (0-18) and their parents, and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity and complexity.
    Desirable
    • Experience of working in different CAMHS Tiers.
    • Experience of the application of child psychotherapy in different cultural contexts
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Essential
    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychotherapeutic assessment, intervention and management
    • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and adolescents including child protection procedures and policies
    • Ability to tolerate anxiety without recourse to premature action whilst appreciating the role

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