We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist interested in working with children, young people and their families/carers.
This is a fixed term post to cover maternity leave up to September 2023. The core role will be to provide a psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with children and young people. We support our staff to deliver high quality and innovative psychological interventions with service-users through individual, systemic/family, and group work.
The team which consists of CAMHS Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Psychiatrists, Nurse Prescribers, Primary Mental Health Workers and Psychological Therapists is supportive and friendly.
There will be opportunities to contribute to leadership activities, through indirect work, consultation, delivering training and service development/audit activities. Where required, we support staff to develop competencies in clinical supervision, as part of their professional development plan.
This is an exciting time to join Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust due to the regional service re-design in line with the 'Thrive' model www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/improving-help/thrive-framework/. Thrive places service-users at the heart of service-delivery with a focus on needs-led services and shared decision-making.
Main duties of the job
- To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to children, young people and their families, within Children's Psychological Services (CPS) and/or multi-disciplinary CAMHS.
- To provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and psychological therapy.
- To offer advice and consultation to non-psychological colleagues and to other non-professional carers.
- To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Specialty and Psychology service's policies and procedures.
- To utilise research skills for audit policy and service development within the area served by the service.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Doctoral level training (or equivalent) in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS. Eligibility for registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical )
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management. Knowledge of child protection and accompanying policies/procedures and the implementation of these clinically. Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to children, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both inside and outside the NHS. Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology. Ability to plan and prioritise own clinical workload and research programmes Computer literate, familiar with word, PowerPoint and SPSS software packages.
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings. Experience of working with children, young people, carers and families presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
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Employer details Employer name
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
CAMHS & Child Psychology Greater Preston
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