Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist vacancy

Would you like to become part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary CAMHS Service?

Full OR Part-Time hours considered for this role.

We provide assessment and treatment for a range of complex emotional and mental health difficulties, within our population of children, young people and their families.

You'll be responsible for ensuring patient records are maintained in line with trust policies. We're looking for someone who is organised and able to keep on top of and plan your own caseload of work whilst managing clinics.

In November 2021 - we won a HSJ Award - Mental Health Trust of the year - we'd love for you to join our trust!

Main duties of the job

As a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist within this team, as well as providing a comprehensive Child Psychotherapy service, you will be responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other professionals.

You will also be using your skills to promote and develop the team's capacity for reflective practice, applying deeper relational understanding to the role of care co-ordination and the various psychological treatment approaches offered.

There will opportunities for to use research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the CAMHS East team.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached full job description for more information.

Communication and Key Working RelationshipsKey Relationships Service Users Clinical Supervisor Service and Team Managers for CAMHS Multi Disciplinary colleagues Multi agency colleagues (including Childrens Social Care, Paediatricians, Education)Planning and Organisation The post holder will be required to ensure patient records are maintained in line with trust policy. They will need to work in line with trust Lone Working Policy. The post holder will be required to organise their own caseload and work, plan their own diary. They will also be required to manage clinics.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Successful completion of a doctoral level training in Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy approved and monitored by the Association of Child Psychotherapists.
  • Full Membership of Association of Child Psychotherapy
  • Willing to undertake specific supervision training relevant to this post.
  • Training in Psychoanalytic Clinical Supervision
Knowledge Essential
  • Competence in core psychological assessment formulation and intervention skills.
  • Multi-disciplinary work in CAMHS
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and its effective application to the mental health problems
  • Competence in assessment and management of risk.
  • Further training in specialist area post-qualifying, including approaches related to working with young people with a Feeding/ Eating Disorder and their families/carers.

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