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CAMHS Professional

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
The pioneering and award-winning Family Safeguarding Service in Hertfordshire are seeking 1.5 Band 8a CAMHS Professional (Clinical/Counselling Psychologist; Systemic Therapist; Social Worker; Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist; Nurse) who is motivated to helpchange the lives of some of the most vulnerable families in Hertfordshire. Band 7 to 8a progressions will be considered, as well as part-time working and job shares.

The posts are based within the Family Safeguarding Service of Hertfordshire County Council but are employed by Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust and practice governance is provided from the NHS Trust. These posts are focused on the children and their families involved with the service and would best suit a practitioner with relevant experience of assessing and intervening with children with complex needs and their families and systems. The service mainly offers assessments and interventions with under 11s and their families.

Main duties of the job

The post-holders will be based at one of Hertfordshire County Council offices Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage or Hertford. A hybrid model of agile, virtual and face to face working is in practice. Assessments and Interventions can sometimes take place in service user's homes and at different sites across Hertfordshire so a car driver with access to a car isessential (unless the candidate is unable due to a disability). There are professional links across Hertfordshire, with structures in place for supervision and governance. There are also strong links with local University Courses with opportunities for contributing to teaching andtaking trainees on placement.

Hertfordshire County council's Children's Services has been rated as good (with parts of the service rated as outstanding) and HPFT was rated 'outstanding' in our most recent CQC inspection.

This is an exciting opportunity for CAMHS professionals with an interest in this very specialist field to contribute to the delivery and on-going development of our family assessment and safeguarding service.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

A first in the UK, Hertfordshires ground-breaking family safeguarding model brings together all the professionals needed, under one roof, to provide intensive support to parents to address the substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse that place children at risk of significant harm. An important focus of the project is to invest in training all team members to a high standard in motivational interviewing, to engage parents and children in conducting their own assessments of risk and change, to make group work and strengthening relationships work part of our everyday work. The model has been positively evaluated by the DFE and is currently being adopted by many other Local Authorities around the UK.

You will be managed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and work alongside a team of psychologists, mental health practitioners, social workers and other professionals with parents and their children where there is high risk of severe parenting problems including maltreatment and neglect. The post includes providing specialist assessments and evidence based interventions (individual and group interventions) with parents, children and their families and systems with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties, consultation to the multi-disciplinary safeguarding service, compiling reports and contributing to the development and evaluation of this innovative service. You will join a dedicated and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team committed to developing the highest standards of clinical assessment and treatment for the most vulnerable infants, children and parents. There will be ample opportunity to apply a wide range of core therapeutic skills.

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Clinical supervision training
  • Post qualification training in evidence based models
Experience Essential
  • 2 years post qualification experience in CAMHS
  • Experience of project or portfolio leadership
  • Experience of supervision
  • Experience of cognitive assessments and interpretation

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