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Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist to join our Children in Care Team (0.8WTE). This discipline is well respected and established within the Children in Care team and the wider Gloucestershire CAMHS service. Within the current children in care team there are two other child psychotherapists and within the wider CAMHS service there are 5 qualified and 2 trainees with a clear supervision structure and who meet regularly.

The children in care team is an MDT with other disciplines such as social workers. This role offers the opportunities for short term assessment and formulation work as well as longer term pieces of clinical work with children and young people.

Currently, the children in care teams, across physical and mental health are integrating. We hope that this will provide greater opportunities for making stronger links between physical and mental health for the children and young people that we work with. The integration will allow more opportunities for system wide thinking, keeping the child as the focus at all times.

This is an exciting post offering the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in working with childhood trauma and supporting the networks around children in care.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist clinical consultation and advice to professionals working within a range of children's services within Gloucestershire as required. Provide a range of highly specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people (0-18yrs) and their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those children and young people who have learning disabilities. Provision will be in accordance to the application of a range of profession specific models of clinical practice. There will be a specific focus upon providing specialist clinical assessment, formulation and treatment for those highly vulnerable children and young people who have high clinical risk and other complex/multi agency needs. Demonstrate enhanced competency regarding complex clinical decision making and clinical formulation. Demonstrate clinical competency regarding clinical decisions with complex presentations. Provide CAMHS specialist clinical risk assessments (including Self Harm assessments) and complex risk management planning as part of routine clinical work. This will include leading and actively contributing to multi disciplinary clinical discussions and formulations.

About us

Gloucestershire health and care NHS Trust (GHC) in an integrated NHS Trust based in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire offers good links to the UK's major cities with Bristol, London and Birmingham all within 2hours.

The CAMHS Children in Care Team are based in Leckhampton, Cheltenham within easy reach of Cheltenham town centre and only 20mins away from Gloucester Quays outlet shopping centre. Within 10mins you can be walking on the Cotswold Way providing stunning views across the county and into Wales.

GHC has an excellent reputation for patient care and staff health and wellbeing. GHC provides it's staff with regular training opportunities and appraisals.

Job description Job responsibilities

Work as a Child Psychotherapist within a community team which accepts referrals from a wide range of multi-agency partners as well as providing an effective and timely response to urgent referrals. Undertake clinical leadership and/or other project management tasks as requested as part of service improvement initiatives. Offer high quality clinical supervision to staff on a routine basis. Provide a key role within cross county CAMHS Clinics regarding specific disorders as part of routine job plan. Ensure regular attendance at service wide and other core competency training events. Provide clinical leadership regarding ongoing service improvement initiatives (including implementing learning from continuous improvement cycles) which are in line with the current CAMHS Service Plan or other service priorities. This may include undertaking clinical case reviews, routine audit, evaluating outcome measures and other research methodology. The CAMHS CIC team are in the process of integration with the other CIC Teams within the CYPS Directorate (CiC Nursing and Permanency Adoption Team)

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

Closing date: 13th March 2023

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registration with ACP
  • oProfession specific additional qualifications (i.e DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
Essential Essential
  • Experience of working within a CAMHS setting
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill

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