Are you looking for new challenges? Do you want to feel that you really make a difference? Are you someone with a passion for trauma-informed work, who wants to be part of changing young people's lives?
This might be the job for you... We are looking for Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Systemic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapists to join us as part of the new integrated health team within HMYOI Feltham.
It takes a very special, dedicated, resilient and caring clinician to provide care in such an intense, dynamic environment and you will be joining like-minded exceptional healthcare professionals in a dedicated and supportive team.
Main duties of the job
The Highly Specialist Clinical Practitioner Role provides a comprehensive, specialist, trauma-informed therapeutic service to young people and prison staff at HMYOI Cookham Wood. The post involves having a key role in the delivery of the SECURE STAIRS Integrated Care framework and sits as part of our Health & Wellbeing (CAMHS) team. This will involve providing clinical input to a dedicated landing to support the trauma informed integrated care framework, working alongside the Custodial Manager, developing good working relationships with staff and young people and being a visible presence on the landings. This will include supporting staff to develop skills in reflective practice and understanding of key theories, such as trauma-informed care and adolescent development.
The role will also involve the assessment of the mental health and psychological needs of young people and delivery of relevant group and 1-1 interventions, akin to that delivered within CAMH services in the community. This will include providing advice and consultation on young people's mental health to other clinical and non-clinical members of the wider MDT within the YOI.
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills; and a proven ability to make evidence-based, informed decisions within a complex, rapidly changing and demanding environment.
Our motto? Caring not judging.
What we Offer
oExcellent training and development
oOngoing supervision and appraisals
oHidden Gem and annual award ceremonies
oExcellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and relocation package. We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs.
oWe welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants.
*Previous applicants need not apply
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 PLEASE NOTE ANY CANDIDATE WISHING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF OUR ROLES IN HEALTH AND JUSTICE SERVICES WILL BE SUBJECT TO PRISON VETTING CLEARANCE. WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT IN THE UK FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA NEED NOT APPLY.
Job description Job responsibilities Main Clinical Responsibilities: To provide a comprehensive, specialist therapeutic service to young people at HMYOI Cookham Wood. To provide specialist mental health and psychological assessment and therapy (as appropriate to professional training) as well as offering advice and consultation on young peoples care to other members of the core team on a given landing or unit. To coordinate and support the core support team in the process of multi-disciplinary collaborative formulation. To provide reflective practice, training and support to custodial colleagues in their day-to-day management of young people in the YOI. To offer therapeutic work to families of young people in the YOI. To develop and facilitate a range of therapeutic groups including weekly community meetings. To supervise and oversee the work of assistant practitioners, students and graduate therapists/psychologists. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the Health & Justice Service Line. To provide clinical supervision to other members of the team or custodial service when appropriate, including in the event of a serious or significant incident. To offer training to prison staff and other professional colleagues around therapeutic skills, adolescent mental health and related issues. Working Environment
The post holder will work primarily in the Young Offenders Institution, at Cookham Wood, near Rochester, but will also participate in home visits, external handovers, CPAs and other meetings off site.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- oDegree in Psychology or a related field, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) or Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or equivalent professional body.
- oFor psychology candidates; Doctoral level training in clinical, forensic or counselling psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, equivalent to that accredited by the BPS
- OR oA recognised professional post-graduate qualification in Systemic Therapy, Family Therapy, Arts Therapies, Psychotherapy or relevant core mental health professional therapeutic training. oHCPC Registered
- oHCPC Registered
- oPre- or Post-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
- oFurther training in a specific trauma therapy e.g. EMDR, NET, TF-CBT
- oFamily therapy qualification / training
- oFurther training in reflective practice
- oFurther training in forensic mental health or forensic psychology
- oExperience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings
- oExperience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
- oExperience of representing psychology or a given therapeutic discipline within the context of multi-disciplinary care
- oExperience/understanding of working with adolescents/young people
- oExperience of teaching and training
- oExperience of working within a secure setting, prison or hospital.
- oExperience working with adolescents with complex needs.
- oExperience of clinical work in the field of harmful sexual behaviour or sexual health.
- oExperience of running reflective practice or staff groups.
- oExperience of offering clinical supervision.
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