CAMHS Children in Care Specialist Registered Practitioner - Band 7

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Provide specialist clinical consultation and advice to professionals working within a range of children's services within Gloucestershire as required. To include MAM and being a lead for the ATS and social care.

Undertake clinical leadership and/or other project management tasks as requested to actively contribute to service development and other continuous improvement cycle and ensure CAMHS continues to provide high quality, safe and effective services.

Provide CAMHS specialist clinical risk assessments (including Self Harm assessments) and complex risk management planning as part of routine clinical work. This will include leading and actively contributing to multi disciplinary clinical discussions and formulations.

Provide specialist clinical interventions within a multidisciplinary team where expected roles, responsibilities and activity/performance expectations are outlined within a personal (team based) job plan. This job plan will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and may be adjusted to meet team or service led requirements.

Main duties of the job

Provide a range of highly specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people (0-18yrs) and their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those children and young people who have learning disabilities. Provision will be in accordance to the application of a range of profession specific models of clinical practice.

Provide clinical leadership within the team alongside undertaking clinical responsibility for a caseload involving complex and high risk clinical formulation and decision making, adhering to risk management and care planning processes in line with Care Programme Approach (CPA) and liaising with Trust and multi-agency partners across Gloucestershire as required. There will be a specific focus upon providing specialist clinical assessment, formulation and treatment for those highly vulnerable children and young people who have high clinical risk and other complex/multi agency needs. To include clinical supervision of band 6 team members.

Demonstrate enhanced competency regarding complex clinical decision making and clinical formulation. For Clinical Psychology & Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Demonstrate clinical competency regarding clinical decisions with complex presentations.

Gloucestershire CAMHS is provided county wide through geographically located community teams (Gloucester/ Forest of Dean/ Cheltenham/ Tewkesbury/ North Cotswolds/Stroud/ Cirencester).

About us

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

Work as a specialist CAMHS Registered Practitioner within a community team which accepts referrals from a wide range of multi-agency partners as well as providing an effective and timely response to urgent referrals.

Being the, named Designated Clinical Officer for the SEND work and monitor the SEND email inbox for CAMHS. Meet and work in a multiagency manner with commissioners and other agencies with the SEND agenda for CAMHS.

Undertake clinical leadership and/or other project management tasks as requested as part of service improvement initiatives.

Provide a key role within cross county CAMHS Clinics regarding specific disorders as part of routine job plan.

Ensure regular attendance at service wide and other core competency training events.

Provide clinical leadership regarding ongoing service improvement initiatives (including implementing learning from continuous improvement cycles) which are in line with the current CAMHS Service Plan or other service priorities. This may include undertaking clinical case reviews, routine audit, evaluating outcome measures and other research methodology.

The CAMHS CIC team are in the process of integration with the other CIC Teams within the CYPS Directorate (CiC Nursing and Permanency Adoption Team)

Provide a range of specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people (0-18yrs) as well as their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those children and young people who have learning disabilities. Provision will be in accordance to the application of a range of profession specific models of clinical practice.

Provide clinical leadership within the team alongside undertaking clinical responsibility for a caseload involving complex and high risk clinical formulation and decision making, adhering to risk management and care planning processes in line with Care Programme Approach (CPA) and liaising with Trust and multi-agency partners across Gloucestershire as required. There will be a specific focus upon providing specialist clinical assessment, formulation and treatment for those highly vulnerable children and young people who have high clinical risk and other complex/multi agency needs

Provide CAMHS specialist clinical risk assessments and complex risk management plans as part of routine clinical work ensuring that all aspects of clinical caseload work adheres to current Trust safeguarding as well as risk assessment and management best practice procedures. This will include undertaking specialist Self Harm risk assessments of children and young people.

Demonstrate enhanced competency regarding complex clinical decision making and clinical formulation. For Clinical Psychology: Exercise autonomous professional responsibility for assessment and case management through psychologically based care plans.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • oFor Clinical Psychology: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology oFor Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy: Completion of training and registration with the Association of Child Psychotherapists
Desirable
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
essential Essential
  • oDemonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
Desirable
  • For Clinical Psychology posts: Demonstrate psychological assessment, formulation and intervention using appropriate psychological theory and knowledge
  • oClinical Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy posts will be expected to demonstrate a level of expertise and competency related to their current training and experience


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