Clinical Psychologist Neurodevelopmental Team & Front Door Team

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£46,836 to £59,796 a year per annum
Closing date
19 Feb 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Clinical Psychologist Neurodevelopmental Team & Front Door Team

Band 7 or 8A

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Clinical Psychologist with CAMHS experience, in particular Neurodevelopmental experience, to come and work in the socially and ethnically diverse borough of Newham. Ideally we would like to appoint at a Band 8a level however we can also offer this as a developmental role from progressing from a Band 7 to Band 8a. Progression to Band 8A would be dependent on demonstration of the competencies at this level, after further experience has been obtained.

We are looking for an applicant who has experience and appreciation of some of the richness and complexities of working within an inter-culturally community. This post is part of a comprehensive Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, within the East London NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a community based post in Newham CAMHS to work with the Neurodevelopmental Team (NDT) and Front Door Triage team(FDT). The post holder will be expected to conduct specialist CAMHS assessment for a variety of Mental health conditions as well as for Children and young people with Neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD with or without Learning disabilities, offering clinical interventions which is evidenced based.

The role also involves carrying out front door Triage assessment of young people referred to Newham CAMHS, offering consultation/advice, signposting and liaison with other agencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would directly contribute to and support a positive working environment with the Multidisciplinary team and expected to offer supervision and management to more junior clinical staff (band 7 and below). This is a community-based post, which also requires a high degree of professional autonomy and self management. The post holder will be supervised by someone within the same professional discipline.

The successful candidate will be part of a stimulating and supportive multidisciplinary child and adolescent mental health team. There is a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS and the wider NHS Foundation Trust including many learning and teaching opportunities.

Newham CAMHS is a large and vibrant specialist child and adolescent mental health service with a reputation for innovation and flexibility in meeting the complex mental health support needs of Newham's children, young people and families. It is centrally located on one site in Plaistow, Newham, and provides an extensive and growing range of services including multi-disciplinary specialist teams such as the Emotional & Behavioural Teams, Adolescent Mental Health Team, Paediatric Liaison Team, Neurodevelopmental Team, Looked After Children Team and Social Care/Families First Team.

About us

Newham CAMHS is a large and vibrant specialist child and adolescent mental health service with a reputation for innovation and flexibility in meeting the complex mental health support needs of Newham's children, young people and families. It is centrally located on one site in Plaistow, Newham, and provides an extensive and growing range of services including multi-disciplinary specialist teams such as the Emotional & Behavioural Teams, Adolescent Mental Health Team, Paediatric Liaison Team, Neurodevelopmental Team, Looked After Children Team and Social Care/Families First Team. There is a broad spectrum of disciplines (approximately 50 whole time equivalent clinical staff) and a long tradition of effective multidisciplinary and interagency working. The service undertakes considerable outreach and consultation work and training.

Job description Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and person specification please see the attached JD & PS for both Band 7 and Band 8a

For contact details please see below.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • A qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology: - Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • - Registration with HCPC
  • Counselling Psychology: - Postgraduate Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS.
  • - Registration with HCPC
Other Essential
  • Working to local and national protocol and guidelines
  • Ability to work autonomously, setting appropriate goals, in accordance with professional ethics guidelines and Trust policies
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
  • Understanding of equality of opportunity and related policies and procedures
  • Ability to endure prolonged periods of concentration for extended client therapy sessions.
  • Able to sit in constrained positions for a substantial period of working time
  • Respectful approach to service users, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • oAbility to complete ASD assessments (i.e. ADOS, 3di/ADI-R)
Desirable
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to hold the stress of others
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Masters or Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology consistent with and relevant to CAMHS practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by professional guidelines
  • Knowledge of and skill in using a wide variety of CAMH theories and interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need and work setting
  • Knowledge of Neurodevelopmental conditions and skill in using suitable interventions with this client group.
  • Sufficient knowledge of other modalities to engage appropriately with colleagues and their work with clients
  • Knowledge of child development / mental health issues
  • Training in standardized ASD assessments (i.e. ADOS, 3di/ADI-R)
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience at Band 7 or 8a in delivering specialist mental health assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people, and their families, with significant and complex Neurodevelopmental problems in CAMHS
  • Substantial experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency context and with complex networks
  • Substantial experience of working with children with learning disability and/or autism, challenging behaviour, their families and wider networks
  • Substantial experience of working with a wide variety of patient/client groups across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Substantial experience of working with children and young people in an emotionally demanding environment
  • Substantial experience with working with children and young people and their families in a therapeutic context


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