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CAMHS Highly Specialist Practitioner - Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per Annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Be passionate about improving the delivery of evidence based treatments for children, young people and their families.

Be a driven, enthusiastic and forward thinking leader.

Have a clear interest in the development of the clinical skills of the staff of our Core CAMHS team

Be able to truly engage with clinicians, children and families.

Have extensive experience working clinically in CAMHS services.

Have significant experience of working with clinicians to achieve service improvement.

Have a range of experience of leading projects or other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high quality services to children and young people.

Hold a relevant Professional Registration (RMHN, SW, OT etc)

Main duties of the job

Providing Clinical Leadership to Core CAMHS through shared case holding, teaching, clinical supervision

Working with the Lead for Psychological Therapies to develop and implement a clear plan for the development of clinical skills.

Holding a caseload of highly complex cases using a range of evidence based treatments

Engaging clinicians with working within flow management and facilitating system flow across CAMHS

Ensuring that Quality Improvement principles are central to all projects.

Holding the 'child's voice' as central to all decision making.

About us

Opportunities to develop your highly specialist clinical and managerial skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.

The opportunity to develop highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider,

The challenge of complex and varied work within a integrated multi agency team

A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.

Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide a range of highly specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people (0-18yrs) and their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those children and young people who have learning disabilities. Provision will be in accordance to the application of a range of profession specific models of clinical practice.

Within agreed job plan and team structure provide clinical expertise within the team alongside undertaking clinical responsibility for a caseload involving complex needs, adhering to risk management and care planning processes in line with Care Programme Approach (CPA) and liaising with Trust and multi-agency partners across Gloucestershire as required. There will be a specific focus upon providing highly specialist clinical assessment, formulation and treatment for those vulnerable children and young people who have high clinical risk and other complex/multi agency needs.

Provide highly specialist clinical interventions within a multidisciplinary team where expected roles, responsibilities and activity/performance expectations are outlined within a personal (team based) job plan. This job plan will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and may be adjusted to meet team or service led requirements.

In accordance with agreed job plan undertake a clinical leadership role and other management related tasks regarding planning, delivering and evaluating CAMHS service improvements/learning from continuous improvement cycles in conjunction with the CAMHS Senior Leadership Team. Some teams have more than one highly specialist practitioner and the role does not necessarily involve sole clinical leadership of the team.

Demonstrate clinical leadership and commitment to working with team colleagues to develop a strong multidisciplinary ethos and focus to delivering high quality clinical services.

If within agreed job plan - Delegated budgetary signatory for the CAMHS budget, up to £1 million, as authorised by CYPS Service Director

The voice of the child will be central to developing personalised care planning for all children and young people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Health or Social Care qualification: Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
  • Evidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CYPS/CAMHS setting
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation
  • For Clinical Psychology: Post Graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology or other relevant Applied Psychology as accredited by the B.P.S and conferring eligibility for HPC Registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Profession specific additional qualifications
  • Relevant child focused psychodynamic/ therapeutic training
  • Management related qualification
  • For Clinical Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy posts; level of expected specialist clinical skills, competency and knowledge base will be directly related to post qualification clinical experience.
  • Demonstrate extensive, post qualification experience of providing highly specialist and profession-based as well as evidence based interventions within a clinical/therapeutic setting.
  • For Family Therapy/Systemic Psychotherapist posts : Demonstrate extensive experience and clinical expertise and be able to take a lead role on the provision of a high quality specialist Systemic Psychotherapy/Family Therapy provision (including consultation, assessment and therapeutic intervention)
  • Substantial experience of delivering services in accordance to recognised therapeutic models
  • Experience of leading and developing outcome tools/clinical evaluation systems

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