Principle Clinical Psychologist CAMHS ARMS & EIP Specialist Provision

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
As a result of service transformation supporting the development of our Specialist CAMHS provision we have an exciting opportunity for a highly specialist clinical psychologist seeking to develop both clinical and leadership expertise. You will lead a specialist psychology services for the At Risk Mental State (ARMS) and Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service pathways as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team (MDT).

You will provide highly specialist clinical psychology expertise where there are concerns of an emerging mental illness through both direct and indirect working through consultation, assessment and joint working. You will consult where appropriate to other agencies on developing multi-agency care programmes to support the high level of need for this complex care group.

Main duties of the job

As part of the MDT you will provide consultation and advice for those complex referrals where possible psychosis has been queried but where additional complexities such as social care and relational trauma needs may indicate an alternative formulation and a more appropriate recommendation for support / intervention.

A key aspect of this role will be to provide support within the wider MDT and networks through consultation, supervision and training.

You will support pathway evaluation providing regular reports for service managers and commissioners, advising where appropriate on service needs and future development.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

You are required to hold a post graduate doctorate or equivalent in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS and have Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. Knowledge and experience of a range of models of assessment, formulation and treatment of complex and severe mental health needs will also be important. Experience in planning and leading on the delivering of service pathways is also desirable.

You will also join an integrated, friendly, and supportive group of 21 Clinical Psychologists working across the Nottingham City and County conurbation multi-disciplinary CAMHS. There are good opportunities for CPD, strong mechanisms for support and good links with the DClinpsy courses at Trent, Sheffield and Leicester University.

Person Specification
  • Post graduate doctorate in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Current registration with HCPC

  • Additional training in the identification treatment of psychosis / emerging psychosis
  • Additional specialist assessment training specific to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people including ADHD & ASD
  • Additional training in relation to supervision of unqualified and qualified staff

  • Evidence of post-qualification specialist training relevant to CAMHS
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in at least one specialist area of clinical practise gained though post-qualification specialist training and supervised practise (e.g., Psychotherapy, neuropsychology, Attachment Therapy, Clinical Supervision)
  • Cognitive Assessment e.g., psychometric testing
  • Additional training in relation to supervision of staff
  • Additional training in relation to the assessment and treatment of Neurodevelopmental presentation

  • Further relevant post qualification training including: oDyadic Developmental Psychology. oSystemic Therapy oCBT/DBT oPsychological models of assessing and treating PTSD e.g., EMDR

  • Experience of assessment of children/ young people & their families presenting with a broad range of mental health needs both in terms of severity and complexity, where there may be multiple contributing factors to understanding their presentation & informing further treatment
  • Experience in the assessment of young people with early onset or prodromal symptoms of psychosis
  • Experience in the specific assessment and formulation of both child and adult attachment
  • Experience in assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Experience of working within teams as part of a MDT approach to supporting complex presentations including early developmental trauma
  • Experience of offering a consultation model to supporting the MDT and wider network around the child / young person with complex trauma presentations
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary, multi-agency working
  • Provision of clinical supervision and training to psychologists and practitioners from other professional groups

  • Experience of delivering structured group programme
  • Experience of staff training and in particular training in relation to Trauma Informed Care / frameworks
  • Experience of clinical audit and/or service evaluation

  • Detailed knowledge of a range of models of assessment, formulation, management, and treatment of mental health difficulties across a broad age range 0-18 years
  • Knowledge of the development of psychosis in young people, associate risks, prevention/ delay in the development of first episode psychosis
  • Knowledge of systemic approaches to working with Families / care systems. Knowledge of assessment and evidenced based treatment of trauma
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding protocol.
  • Knowledge of the assessment and evidenced based treatment of mental health difficulties

  • Specialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with young clients with complex clinical presentations
  • To communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation, and treatment options of clients
  • Research and Audit skills to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, in conjunction with Team Leads and to evaluate young person's experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service
  • Appropriate IT skills

  • Research & or Audit activity undertaken within a Specialist CAMHS setting
  • Supervision of audit & research activity within a specialist CAMHS setting

Contractual Requirements
  • Driving License & Car
  • Maintenance of Trust Essential Training

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