Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Lead

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Haringey
Salary
£61,341 to £70,439 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CAMHS in Haringey is facing an exciting and significant point in its development as it moves into the newly created BEH CAMHS Division, along with the CAMHS in Barnet and Enfield. The new division will be working with other agencies to further develop and then implement the iTHRIVE model in its approach to the mental health care of infants, children, young people, and their families across BEH. This is a needs led approach embracing the development and delivery of high quality evidenced based treatment models and care pathways to help address the needs of children and young people in the respective boroughs, in a responsive and timely manner. Haringey CAMHS is committed to an inclusive and collaborative approach to these changes to get the best and most effective help for the most vulnerable young people in the Borough.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage and provide clinical oversight and direction, in collaboration with operational managers and senior clinicians, of the service intake/access process to ensure a timely and appropriate allocation of referrals for assessment and treatment.
  • To provide specialist assessments, within the discipline, of children, adolescents and their families/carers referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of 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 with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To carry out generic mental health assessments and risk assessments for children and young people and their families, working alone or with colleagues from the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options considering both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual child/young person, family, or group.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the treatment and/or management of the child, young person, and their family's mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the presenting problem(s), and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings.


About us

BEH-MHT Vision and Values

Our vision

Our vision is embedded within our clinical strategy. We want to help people live, love, do.
  • Live - A safe and secure place to call home
  • Love - Re-building relationships which may have broken down during a period of illness
  • Do - Help people to find a meaningful activity - that may be getting back into employment or further education

Our values

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together


Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be mindful to the needs of children, young people, families, and individuals from a wide range of racial, cultural, sexual, religious, and social backgrounds and to develop with colleagues innovative ways of meeting these needs.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychoanalytically based psychological therapies and interventions, including brief and long-term treatments, for children, young people, their families/carers, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining several provisional hypotheses.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual children, young people, and their families and to provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.


Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Advanced Post-graduate ACP registered training. MA in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies or recognised equivalent. Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Child and Adolescent.
Desirable
  • Additional professional training e.g., PIP, EMDR, VIG, NVR
  • Doctoral level qualification
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified CAPT for a minimum of seven years, including at least 2 years at a senior level within CAMHS.
  • Experience as a service supervisor of ACP registered CAPT trainees. Experience of working with CAMHS client group presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care settings.
  • Highly developed knowledge the theory and practice of highly specialised child and adolescent psychotherapy
  • Highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, attachment, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, and neuropsychology.
Desirable
  • Service Supervisor training
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapies in different cultural contexts.
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychotherapeutic therapies in specific, difficult to treat groups.
  • Highly developed knowledge in the assessment and treatment of children 0-5 years and their parents/carers.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of psychoanalytic theory and psychological therapy including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, and neuropsychology.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • A high level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to a culturally diverse range of clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS.
  • Highly developed skills in providing consultation to other professional, non-professional groups and partnership agencies.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health.
Desirable
  • Experience of representing the profession or service in local policy forums
  • Knowledge of models and/or strategies of management and leadership.
  • Understanding of them iTHRIVE approach to mental health care.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Capacity to work within a diverse MDT, maintaining the centrality of the needs of children young people and their families.
  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena, an interest in models of service delivery across the age range, and an ability to articulate the value added by psychoanalytic psychotherapy within the context of multi-disciplinary mental health services.
  • Ability to contain, manage and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Must be able to contain anxiety without recourse to premature action
Desirable
  • A commitment to the evaluation of services, enthusiasm for both multi-professional and uni-professional audit, and a wish to continue to develop expertise in the service area.
Other Requirements Essential
  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena, an interest in models of service delivery across the age range, and an ability to articulate the value added by psychoanalytic psychotherapy within the context of multi-disciplinary mental health services.
  • Ability to contain, manage and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others.


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