Band 7 CAMHS Clinical Psychologist - East and Central

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Part Time
We are looking for a motivated Clinical Psychologist to join our East and Central CAMHS locality team based at Barton Hill Settlement.

You will have be qualified and registered as a Clinical Psychologist. You will also have experience of working with children and young people, preferably within a community CAMHS service.

This is a fixed-term post for 6 months to cover maternity leave.

Main duties of the job

We are a supportive, experienced and creative multi-disciplinary team. We offer individual, family and group interventions which may be time limited or longer term therapies according to need. You will have the opportunity to develop skills assessing children, young people and families and ensuring they receive evidence based and effective interventions in a timely manner.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our specialist clinics such as the Eating Disorder, Autism assessment, Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Also to provide clinical supervision and contribute to psychology trainees. You will receive regular clinical and management supervision and access to continued professional development.

About us

CAMHS is a supportive, experienced and progressive multi-disciplinary team. We offer individual, family and group interventions which may be time limited or longer term therapies according to need. We have radically transformed in recent years including improved staff retention; fantastic team skill mix and opportunities for innovative practice. For example producing a series of professionally filmed videos to provide an online group and resources for young people experiencing emotional dysregulation. We also strive to provide compassionate leadership as we recognize the importance of staff well-being. You will receive regular clinical, peer and management supervision and access to continued professional development.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description Job responsibilities

Generic Job Description Responsibilities

Post Specific Advice (Where Appropriate)

To provide a specialist clinical psychology service to the specified Team/Service

To provide a specialist clinical psychology assessment, treatment and consultation service to children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and their families who are referred to CAMHS

To provide specialist advice and consultation on clients formulation and psychological management to other non-psychologist colleagues

To provide experience and in working with other agencies around providing appropriate assessment, support and treatment.

To clinically supervise trainee clinical psychologists, assistant psychologists, less

experienced psychology staff, and other professionals.

To contribute to audit, research, policy and service development within the areas

served by the Psychological Therapies Service.

To develop and deliver training in psychological assessment and therapies for multidisciplinary staff.

To provide training as needed to other members of the multidisciplinary team on psychological assessment, formulation and treatment for young people in CAMHS.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Doctoral clinical Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional registration (HCPC)
Experience Essential
  • Post qualification of delivering evidence based therapies to young people and families in CAMHS
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and ability to contribute to team meetings and processes.
  • Experience of providing specialist assessments/interventions eg Autism assessments (ADOS), Eating Disorders or specialist CBT
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work with children, young people and families from a wide range of social, cultural and minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and organise and prioritise workload
  • .Experience of assessing and managing young people who are suicidal and young people who present a risk to self and others
  • Experience of Clinical supervision/consultation - junior colleagues or other staff

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