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CAMHS Registered Highly Specialist - Psychology - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per Annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Clinical Psychologist to join our Core Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams.

The Core CAMHS support the front door, getting help, getting further help and risk support aspects of thrive model.

We pride ourselves on working within a strong multi-disciplinary team. We welcome newly qualified Psychologist as well as those with previous experience who are passionate and motivated to work with young people and families.

In all cases, you must be able to demonstrate the clinical, consultation and communication skills needed to offer an outstanding service.

CAMHS continue to deliver high quality specialist mental health services to children and young people up to their 18th birthday.

We are a supportive, experienced and progressive multi-disciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to assess children, young people and families, create formulations and ensuring they receive evidence based and effective interventions.

We offer individual, family and group interventions which may be time limited or longer-term therapies according to need.

The successful candidates will have the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to complete clinical assessments including sound clinical formulations and clinical risk assessments. You will be expected to demonstrate experience in providing evidence based mental health treatment interventions.

Main duties of the job

Providing Psychological support to the team

Provide a range of specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people as well as their families/ carer's who present with emotional and mental health difficulties

Providing Care Coordinator responsibilities for a caseload of children and young people presenting with complex and high-risk mental health issues. There will be a specific focus upon providing specialist clinical assessment, formulation and treatment, including Self Harm assessments where the Voice of the Child is embedded within personalised care planning

Be willing to offer high quality clinical supervision to CAMHS staff

Ability to lead projects or other clinical based initiatives as part of delivering innovative and high-quality services to children and young people.

Demonstrating a commitment to ensuring routine outcome measures are embedded within clinical practice to demonstrate clinical based improvements for children, young people and parents/carers.

About us

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

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

The challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload

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

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to the additional information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Health or Social Care qualification: RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • For Clinical Psychology: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • For Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy: Completion of training and registration with the Association of Child Psychotherapists
  • Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
  • Evidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • Profession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation
Length and / or Nature of Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings.
  • Demonstrate psychological assessment, formulation and intervention using appropriate psychological theory and knowledge
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking specialist Self Harm assessments of children and young people
  • Directly provide specialist psychological assessment and intervention services to individuals/groups/organisations, using at least one therapeutic model

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