Clinical/Counselling Psychologist-CAMHS Eating Disorders

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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We are invested in strengthening career development for psychologists within the CAMHS service. A vacancy has arisen within the CAMHS Eating Disorder Service in Herefordshire We are offering a part-time permanent position incorporating a flexible hybrid model of combining virtual and in-person working as we are keen to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are excited to offer:

- A bespoke training package and welcome applicants to contact us to discuss the training offer.

- There would be opportunity to develop your clinical leadership role and you would be supported to have a manageable job plan.

As a member of the CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Team rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC and an employee of our Trust you will benefit from;

  • Working within a supportive and valued team of professionals
  • High quality regular Line Management supervision
  • Robust appraisals
  • Access to learning forums
  • Career Progression opportunities
  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance
  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums
  • Wellbeing and support programmes
  • A wide range of NHS discounts

The service is embracing compassionate leadership and the need to innovate and work differently in supporting childrens mental health.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work closely within a multi disciplinary team delivering a range of evidenced based psychological interventions to families and Children experiencing Eating disorders to ensure best outcomes for those accessing the service.

You will have a strong passion for working with Children and young people with Eating disorders and complex emotional and mental health needs.

You will provide clinical leadership working in collaboration with managers and senior clinicians supporting the MDTs through case discussions, formulation and care planning, and provide supervision to other staff, including trainee and assistant psychologists and contribute to audit, research, teaching and development work.

We value strong, compassionate working relationships and your personal and professional development.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

In collaboration with the Service Lead for Psychological Interventions, the post holder will develop and support the implementation of psychological interventions and psychologically informed practice based on best clinical and professional evidence in accordance with the objectives of the Trust and the Service Delivery Unit.

Hold a caseload of patients with varying levels of complexity, providing psychological therapies requiring specialist post-qualification experience, supervision and training.

Promote excellent psychological practice by staff and provide clinical leadership to professionals who practice psychological approaches.

Undertake risk assessments and risk management of individuals presenting with vulnerability, self-harm and/or physical, sexual or emotional harm to themselves or others.

Provide clinical and research supervision and training to other staff as agreed with the service lead/manager.

Participate in national and regional professional speciality meetings and seminars as appropriate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc/BA Honours degree at 2:1 or above in psychology
  • Post graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Post qualification training in specific, evidence based techniques for use with clients with complex psychological presentations and/or physical health difficulties, across the age span
  • Evidence of regular further professional training and experience as required by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the BPS
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Eligible for registration as a Practitioner member of the BPS Division of Clinical/Counselling Psychology
  • Registered with HCPC as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • Related academic qualifications to masters or doctorate level
Experience Essential
  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working as a qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist within the relevant area
  • Sufficient training and experience to be recognised by the Division of Clinical/Counselling Psychology as a suitably qualified psychologist to offer clinical placements to trainee Clinical/Counselling Psychologists
  • Training and experience in the application of psychological knowledge within a number of different specialties
  • Experience of assessing and providing a wide range of psychological interventions to patients presenting with the full degree of clinical severity and across a range of clinical mental health presentations
  • Experience of conducting clinically relevant research
  • Experience of strategic planning and service development
  • Experience of teaching and training psychologists in a Clinical/Counselling Psychology doctorate training course
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Advanced theoretical and applied knowledge of psychological approaches for people with psychological problems including specialised psychological assessments and interventions for patients with complex and psychological presentations and physical health difficulties
  • Well-developed psychometric assessment skills
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis, as practiced within the field of Clinical/Counselling Psychology
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Highly developed and effective communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to communicate complex, highly personal and sensitive information
  • Advanced ability to develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship and manage transference appropriately
  • Good presentation and teaching skills, able to use multi-media materials for both formal large group situations and small informal settings
  • Able to prioritise own work and deal with competing demands to work effectively
  • Able to manage change through influence, persuasion and good interpersonal relationships
  • Able to think strategically; to consider the wider picture for developing specialist services long term and planning developments, which may impact across agencies
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • Previous publications in either peer reviewed academic or professional journal and/or books

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