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Assistant Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic B5 Assistant Psychologist to join our developing CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team (IOT).

NHFT is excited to be piloting a CAMHS Intensive Outreach Service within Northamptonshire as well as working alongside the CAMHS inpatients services, come and join us in developing this new team and enhancing the CQC Outstanding Services we offer.

The CAMHS Intensive Outreach team offer Intensive Home Treatment for young people across Northamptonshire. The team are attached to the CAMHS Inpatient provision, offering assessment, risk management and stabilisation. The CAMHS inpatient knowledge and expertise of managing Tier 4 admissions will be utilised to inform the interventions and management strategies.

The Intensive Outreach Team will be based within the existing CAMHS Inpatients portfolio. As well as offering admissions avoidance and home treatment the team will offer step-down from CAMHS Inpatients, to reduce length of admission and/or to offer a more intensive approach on discharge if required.

Applicants will be required to work across the Intensive outreach team and CAMHS inpatients and be able to work flexibly to offer bespoke individualised packages of support.

Main duties of the job


To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of clients including: neuropsychological tests; self-report measures; rating scales; direct and indirect structured observations; and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.

To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a client's problems, under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist in community settings.

To assist in the coordination and running of therapeutic groups.

To work with other staff to assess children and young people, and contribute towards multi-disciplinary reviews.

To assist in the development of a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings where care takes place.

To attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings.

To communicate professionally and effectively and to use interpersonal skills effectively with clients.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Evidence of working practice as an assistant psychologist
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in evidence base psychological interventions
  • 12 months CAMHS experience
  • Evidence in application that they are self motivated and can work under pressure
Essential Essential
  • Experience of working with a variety of client groups in mental health setting
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Good Knowledge of IT systems
  • Understanding trauma and attachment

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