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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist-Preceptorship-Worcestershire CAMHS

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

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2 posts offering exciting opportunities for a newly qualified psychologists to join our service as band 7/8a preceptorship Psychologist. You will be working with children and families in our core CAMH Service offering mental health assessments, psychological interventions and care for children & young people struggling with a range of moderate to severe mental health difficulties. Alongside of working with their families, networks and colleagues in the MDT. There is opportunity to work in a specialist pathway such as DBT, Family Therapy, the Children in Care pathway. Access to specialist training such as DBT or EMDR is available.

This is either an excellent first post after qualifying or a next step in your career journey. We will support you with training and leadership development alongside this you will have regular supervision with an experienced CAMHS Psychologist as well as support from the core leadership team.

We offer hybrid working combining working from home and working in one of our bases.

Main duties of the job

  • Working alongside other Psychologists, CAMHS practitioners and other clinicians offering psychological interventions to CYPs and their families.
  • Assessment, formulation, consultation, and intervention for CYPs with an emphasis on child-centred and evidence-based care for those with moderate to severe mental health difficulties using a range of psychological interventions that best meets the needs of the YP and fits with the CAMH service criteria. This includes direct work with the YP, family or consultation/liaison with the network surrounding the child. You would be supported to develop specialist expertise with an active CPD plan.
  • Work in collaboration with managers and senior clinicians (appropriate to the stage of your career development) supporting the MDTs through case discussions, formulation and care planning, as well as carrying a caseload.

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

  • In collaboration with the Service Lead for Psychological Interventions, 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.
  • 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.

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

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 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
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

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