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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Preceptorship)-CAMHS LD

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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We have a great opportunity for a psychologist to join our Herefordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Learning Disability Team. This is a part-time role (22.5 hours), offering a hybrid model of working combining virtual and in-person working, with a clinical base in Hereford.

In this role you would be mainly focused on providing clinical assessment and interventions to children and young people with learning disabilities and their families, offering a range of interventions including opportunity to offer consultation to families and their network of support. You would be working closely with other psychologists, managers and CAMHS clinicians and be supported to have a manageable job plan.

Herefordshire CAMHS has strong links with the Worcestershire CAMHS teams, both sitting in the same Trust, and the service has an excellent track record for supporting staff with CPD and working in specialist areas within CAMHS.

There are good links with local clinical training courses in Birmingham and Coventry & Warwick Universities, and regular opportunities to supervise trainee psychologists and contribute to training on the training courses.

Main duties of the job

CAMHS LD sits within our core CAMHS service, alongside Eating Disorder and Duty team.

The cultural values and social ideologies at the core of the CAMHS LD Team are about shifting perspectives towards the social model of disability. Thinking about the child in the context of their support networks requires CAMHS LD Clinicians to always hold in mind broader environmental, formal networks and services. As such, the team has established strong connections with schools across the county, as well as, the Local Authority, enabling greater opportunity for joined up care and support to children and their families.

You would be offering assessment, formulation, consultation and intervention with an emphasis on child-centred and evidence-based care using a range of psychological interventions that best meets the needs of the young person. This can include direct work with the young person, family work or consultation/liaison with the network surrounding the child.

You would provide clinical leadership supporting the MDTs, providing supervision to other staff including trainee/assistant psychologists and contributing to audit, research, teaching/development work.

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

  • Carry a defined caseload of patients and provide support to their families and carers, as appropriate.
  • Undertake assessment, treatment and management of patients with a varying range of severity and complexity of psychological problems and psychiatric disorders.
  • Provide specialised psychological therapies which require specialist post-qualification experience, supervision and training to acquire the necessary clinical and therapeutic skills and mane use of a variety of psychological models, as appropriate
  • Promote excellent psychological practice and clinical leadership to other professionals and the philosophy of person-centred and evidence based practice.
  • Undertake risk assessments and risk management and provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.
  • Provide specialised psychological assessments, interpret complex psychological data from a variety of sources
  • Collaborate on direct and indirect clinical casework with other psychologists working in other specialities to ensure that gaps in service provision are met.

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

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of conducting clinically relevant research
  • Significant experience of supervised practice including working with families and care organisations
  • Experience of assessing and providing a wide range of psychological interventions to a wide range of patients presenting with a full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for a patients psychological care and treatment
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
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • 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
  • Able to communicate effectively within the team and build good sound working relationships
  • Good presentation and teaching skills, able to use multi-media materials for both formal large group situations and small informal settings
  • Ability to use IT equipment including the use of internet to carry out literature searches for research purposes
  • Able to prioritise own work and deal with competing demands to work effectively
  • Committed to promote patients right, independence and choice e.g., through informed consent for interventions
  • 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
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 BPS
  • Evidence of regular continuing professional development through further professional training and experience, as required by the
  • HCPC and the BPS
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Registered with HCPC as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Put patient care at the heart of the work you do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery
  • Deliver the highest standards and quality outcomes possible
  • Be the best you can be, always look for ways to improve and develop to reach your potential
  • Encourage others to develop themselves and the service through improvement, innovation and continuous development
  • Joint working with others, e.g. patients, colleagues in the delivery of high quality healthcare
  • Build positive working relationships, respecting and valuing others, being helpful and inclusive
  • 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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