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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per annum Incl HCAS Pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a dynamic trauma-focused Social Care CAMHS team based in Wandsworth Town Hall. The post-holder will be required to travel to locations across the borough and more widely to offer a comprehensive psychological service to looked after children, children on CIN and CP plans, families and foster carers, as well as provide consultation, support and training to the wider network.

The successful candidate would work as part of the existing Tier 2 CAMHS team based within Social Care.

Main duties of the job

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance,we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking- You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the provision of specialist psychological assessments and specialist interventions to children involved with social care or who are looked after and foster carers, as well as offer consultation and support to professionals.
  • Run groups for foster carers
  • Be involved in service evaluation, audit and service development.
  • Have opportunities to supervise trainees and other staff members as appropriate
  • Have experience in working with looked after children and young people with complex mental health needs and their families
  • Have a keen interest in multiagency working and in partnership between Health and Education.
  • You will have professional registration as a clinical or counselling psychologist recognised in the UK.

Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC as an applied psychologist,
  • Where an applicant is in the final stages of training and has not yet obtained registration, an applicant will only be made an offer conditional upon successful registration within a time-scale that is specified.
  • Training as part of a CYP IAPT collaborative in a recognised evidenced based approach
  • Training in DDP/EMDR/CBT-TF or another trauma focused intervention
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people in a variety of community settings
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Experience of safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Experience of leading case reviews
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups

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