Harrow CAMHS is looking for a Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychologist (Fulltime Permanent Band 7) to join our friendly, supportive, and experienced multi-disciplinary specialist mental health service. The post involves working in our Enhanced Treatment Sub-Team (ETT).
We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled clinician who is able to maintain clinical curiosity and keen to engage in reflective practice as well as be able to be an advocate for children, young people and families' needs. Clinicians who have previous experience within CAMHS settings would be an advantage. What does the post entail?
You will help the service provide specialist mental health and neurodevelopmental assessments alongside a variety of psychological interventions (e.g. CBT, ACT, TF-CBT, DBT, parenting work, groups and family / systemic work) for a broad range of complex mental health concerns and neurodevelopmental differences experienced by children, young people and families within a socially, economically and culturally diverse London borough. What will we provide you?
The post provides an excellent opportunity for clinicians to develop their skills and knowledge via regular clinical supervision, being part of Quality Improvement (QI) projects, CPS opportunities as well as multi-disciplinary working within experienced team of Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Child Wellbeing Practitioners, Psychiatrists and Clinical/Counselling Psychologists.
Main duties of the job
- To join the multi-disciplinary CAMH Service in the delivery of mental health care to children and young people and their families, including involvement in the multi-disciplinary assessment pathway.
- To provide specialist clinical psychology input to children and young people and their families.
- To provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy including specialist assessments for neurodevelopmental concerns (e.g. ASD and ADHD).
- To offer advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to colleagues from all disciplines and to individuals external to CAMHS working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.
- To support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other professionals and to offer supervision as agreed per job plan.
- To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the areas served by the services.
- To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of one's psychological practice.
We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care in a community setting or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We are always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our young persons, colleagues, teams and the Trust.
With every new employee we are hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, emotional disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Enhancement Treatment, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.
You will work from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pmservice for young people experiencing mental health problems in Harrow area. The post will be based within the Ash Tree Clinic, South Harrow and the post holder will be expected to maintain the close links with the Hospital.
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Job description Job responsibilities
To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary CAMH service for children and young people, within the clinical governance structures and protocols of the service.
To undertake generic and specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessments of children and families referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests (including WISC-V, ADOS-2, 3Di, ABAS etc.), self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care, including frontline workers in health, education, Social Services and the voluntary sector.
To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of emotional and behavioural disorders in children young people and families, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
To be responsible for developing and implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses and taking account of changing needs during the course of delivering the intervention. To act as case manager to coordinate care for individuals for an agreed caseload.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Post-graduate doctoral level training (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) in clinical psychology, or counselling psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
- HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist: Clinical Psychologist.
- Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice especially relevant to complex CAMHS. In particular: oResearch oCYP-IAPT Therapy Training oCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) oADOS-2 Recent Safeguarding children training
- Experience of working within a multidisciplinary Specialist CAMHS team and of proving specialist CAMHS assessment and intervention.
- Experience of providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other therapies to young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental differences
- Experience of delivering evidence-based treatment using a range of modalities in a number of cultural contexts.
- Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision. Supervised experience of evidence based treatment in relation to children with mental health concerns.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuro-psychology, and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
- Knowledge and skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management
- High level knowledge of the theory and practice of other specialised psychological CAMHS or family treatments Knowledge of CAMHS legislation
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information including diagnoses and formulations to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
- Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
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