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Clinical Psychologist Community CAMHS

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical Psychologist Band 8a, Community CAMHS (Permanent , 37.5 hours per week) Applications will also be considered as part of a preceptorship approach to transition into the senior role.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist wanting to develop their expertise and experience as senior clinicians within an expanding specialist CAMHS service.

You will join existing clinical psychologists, 2.6 wte and be part of a multidisciplinary team including nursing, psychiatry, and a broad range of psychological therapists and family support workers.

You will also join an integrated, friendly, and supportive group of 17 Clinical Psychologists working across the Nottingham City and conurbation multi-disciplinary CAMHs; including Children Looked After services. There are good opportunities for CPD , strong mechanisms for support and good links with the DClinpsy courses at Trent, Sheffield and Leicester University.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the assessment and intervention for children and young people up to 18 years across a broad range of presentations within the Community & Specialist CAMHS team. There will be particular emphasis on providing clinical support structures through supervision, consultation, and training across Community CAMHS.

Knowledge of neurodevelopmental difficulties, attachment theory, trauma and cognitive functioning will be important.

Applicants are required to hold a post graduate doctorate in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS and have Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. Experience in working with children, young people, their families /carers and supporting networks is essential.

Applications will also be considered as part of a preceptorship approach to transition into the senior role. There will be opportunities for ongoing CPD.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist psychological assessment of clients referred to the Community CAMHS team, based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of highly complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews. This includes assessment as part of a multi-disciplinary team where extremely complex systemic presentations demand extensive assessment.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of clients with complex mental health problems and employ strong evidenced based practice.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for clients, their families and care systems. To monitor and evaluate client progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care and to be responsible for adjustments and refinements to psychological formulations drawing upon different psychological models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options, taking into account current theoretical and therapeutic models and also highly complex factors concerning developmental difficulties, chronic illness, and historical processes that have affected the young person, family or care system.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan. This would include the dissemination of psychology research and theory.

  • Person Specification
    • Post graduate doctorate in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS.
    • Current registration with HCPC

    • Additional specialist assessment training specific to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people including ADHD & ASD
    • Additional training in relation to supervision and unqualified and qualified staff

    • Experience of providing specialist clinical psychology services to children & young people aged 0-18 and their families.
    • Experience in the assessment of children, young people and their families across a broad range of mental health difficulties / needs.
    • Experience in applying psychological therapy in the treatment of complex mental health needs.
    • Experience in the assessment and treatment of children & YP with Neurodevelopmental difficulties & or Intellectual Disabilities
    • Experience of MDT / Multiagency working.
    • Experience of consultation and or training to CAMHS and other service staff supporting Children and their families

    • Experience of working in or alongside Tier 4 highly specialist inpatient provision for children & young people with highly complex mental health needs.
    • Experience of providing clinical supervision.

    • Knowledge of the theory and practices of specialist psychological therapies as practised within the field of clinical psychology and relevant to children, young people and their families who present with complex mental health difficulties.
    • Knowledge of approaches or models of working appropriate to children & young people and their families.
    • Knowledge of approaches or models of working specific to children with ADHD & ASD.
    • Knowledge of guidelines / policy informing best practice within mental services for children & their families / carers.
    • Knowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect working within CAMHS

    • Experience of delivering specialist assessment and interventions in relation to complex mental health needs .
    • Specialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with clients with complex clinical presentations.
    • To communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment options of clients.
    • Research and Audit skill to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, and to evaluate patient experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service
    • Appropriate IT skills

    • Assessment of children & young people with possible Intellectual and neurodevelopmental difficulties
    • Research & or Audit activity undertaken within a Specialist CAMHS setting.
    • Supervision of audit & research activity within a specialist CAMHS setting.

    Contractual Requirements
    • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

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