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Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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New investment has enabled the creation of an innovative and forward thinking, relationship-focussed and trauma-informed approach to the integration of specialist clinical skills with good quality family intervention. The CAMHS clinical team, comprised of mental health professionals including clinical psychology and child and adolescent psychotherapy, will be fully embedded within the family intervention service of children's social care. The aim is to ensure timely access to training, consultation, supervision and intervention while simultaneously promoting trauma-informed practice and supporting healthy relationships within our Tameside families.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our new and innovative attachment and trauma focussed team, a specialist CAMHS team embedded within the Tameside's Family Intervention Service in children's social care.

The key role of the post holder will be to support staff across all levels of the family intervention service in their work with children, young people and their families. Aims will include raising awareness of ACE's and the impact of relational trauma, offering training, consultation and supervision. The post holder will also provide direct child psychotherapy assessment and treatment for young people and their families. The team will maintain close links with the CAMH service, and as such there will be an opportunity to develop and maintain core skills including assessment and management of risk and the supervision of other staff, for example.

About us

Tameside and Glossop CAMHS (CAMHS T&G) is a CAMH service based in Stalybridge, Tameside. We are a multidisciplinary team providing a mental health service to children, young people and their families. The service has well-established links with our partner agencies including education, children's social care and the third sector and is striving to fully align to the Thrive approach to delivering mental health services. We are committed to supporting our staff in their development with access to CPD opportunities, a robust clinical and management supervision structure, and access to a recently developed in-house training programme covering key areas of clinical practice. CAMHS T&G is also home to the Early Attachment Service which is a nationally recognised, specialist parent-infant mental health and under 5 service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality child psychotherapy input to the family intervention service. To supervise and support the assessment and intervention provided by other staff who provide relationship based care and treatment. To offer training, supervision, consultation and intervention. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of child psychotherapy practice within the team. To utilise skills for audit, training, policy and service development as appropriate.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

Registration with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and previous CAMHS experience is essential for this role. The successful candidate will need to be an excellent communicator and enjoy team and multi-disciplinary working.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Experience of working within CAMHS
  • Experience of working with Children's Social Care

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