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Clinical Psychologist / CBT Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Enthusiastic? Personable? Resourceful?

We are looking for a CBT Therapist or Clinical Psychologist who is committed to supporting developing services as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, and a keenness to be part of a busy and vibrant pathway. This is an exciting post and would suit someone who is keen to develop their skills in the Getting More Help pathway.

You will be part of our Oxfordshire Mental Health Service. The service is designed to provide young people with expert help from a single point of access, and is part of the wider multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

You will be joining the Getting More Help Pathway within Oxfordshire, a rapidly evolving service which is committed to adapting to meet diverse and challenging demands and to maintaining high quality specialist assessment and intervention whilst being mindful of throughput, innovation and efficiencies.

Main duties of the job

The appointed clinician will work along side our multi-disciplinary team consisting of Nurses , Social Workers, Occupational Therapists , Family therapists , Psychologist and Consultant Psychiatrists.

You will be expected to deliver generic mental health assessments and risk assessments of children and young people open to the Getting More Help Team. Depending on the needs of the YP this could either be on an urgent or routine basis. Working collaboratively with CYP families/other agencies you will develop holistic plans of cares which are evidence based.

You will be expected to hold a clinical caseload of children and young people who require a psychology/CBT intervention. You will be joining our psychology team and will also be expected to provide consultation/support to other members of the team to discuss possible CYP that may require a psychology intervention.

About us

The GMH north team is a supportive team with a particular focus on clinicians wellbeing. We understand that working in CAMHS can be challenging and therefore strive to ensure that clinicians are well supported. Teams managers work alongside clinicians to ensure that individual job plans are created to support clinicians in managing capacity of caseloads. We ensure that we celebrate our successes and acknowledge the hard work we do to support children and YP. There is a strong sense of team working and supporting one another. We also aim to hold a monthly social event for the team to meet outside of work.

There will be opportunities to develop clinical skills through ongoing training.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

At present we are working on a hybrid basis with a mixture of office working and working from home.

You will be expected to partake in the duty rota. This entails the clinician to respond and support plans for children and young people who are presenting with an element of risk.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered as a clinical/counselling psychologist
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology
  • Experience of working as qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of a wide range of evidence based interventions
  • Ability to analyze a wide range of information in relation to complex presentations
  • Experience of working with wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS
  • Previous inpatient experience

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