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Clinical Psychologist / Psychological Therapist Team Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Clinical Psychology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Contract
Permanent: 30 hours per week / 0.8 WTE
Hours
Part time - 30 hours per week (Pro Rata & During Normal Office Hours)
Job ref
306-ENF205-JC-A
Site
Bay Tree House
Town
Enfield
Salary
£59,731 - £68,829 Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/12/2021 23:59
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

Do you want to be part of an innovative, developing service committed to improving the lives of Children, Young People and their families? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CAMHS Clinical Lead to join the Enfield CAMHS – SCAN & STAY Team.

This post is based in a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with sound working relationships with other professionals. The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people’s participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

The post holder will have a job plan balancing the needs of clinical and operational management and clinical interventions. You will have skills in assessing and treating young people referred with mental health problems, neuro-developmental issues, conduct disorder and special education needs. You will have close ties to other health and social care providers and education services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a job plan balancing the needs of: clinical leadership; consultation to other professionals; operational management; and provision of clinical interventions. You will have skills in assessing and treating young people referred with mental health problems, neuro-developmental issues, conduct disorder and special education needs. You will have close ties to other health and social care providers and education services.

Community based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide a range of multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment interventions for children, adolescents and their families/carers across targeted and Specialist services, and for children and young people with co-morbid learning disability and mental health needs. The CAMHS team is currently configured to provide services for children and young people between the ages of 0 up to 18 with plans to expand in the future up to 25.

Working for our organisation

Working in BEHMHT, you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including personal support, such as: Childcare Scheme; Discounts - High Street and Online; Employee Assistance Programme; Occupational Health and other health and wellbeing services; Financial Wellbeing; Fast Track to Physiotherapy; Flexible Working; and Salary Sacrifice Schemes. We are also committed to Continuous Staff Development (CPD) through regular supervision and appraisal.

The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people’s participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

Regular clinical supervision will be provided, exploring development opportunities for the post holder. We will support individuals to develop specialist skills and pursue specific areas of interest or service development projects where appropriate. We also hold regular CPD and service development days across the whole service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This role is to lead on the service provision and development clinically leading the Enfield CAMHS – SCAN & STAY Team. The role also provides a senior clinical support for the CAMHS Service, supporting the clinical and professional leadership team. The role includes having a clinical caseload providing expert therapeutic intervention, as well as the leadership and management of the Team. This role is supported by job planning along with support from other managers and clinical leads within Enfield CAMHS. The post holder has overall responsibility for the delivery of CAMHS and for implementing and reviewing systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high-quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust and the Commissioners.

The post involves induction and supervision of clinicians in other parts of the CAMHS service as well as leading innovation, service development, access management, parent/carer and young person participation, quality, compliance, governance and other leadership activities.

The post holder will also provide clinical oversight, in collaboration with operational managers and senior clinicians, of the service intake/access process to ensure a timely and appropriate allocation of referrals for assessment and treatment.

Interview date - 30th September 2021

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registration with relevant health professional body
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or equivalent trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Membership of HCPC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Qualified ASD training, i.e. ADOS
  • Supervisor training
  • Management / Leadership qualification

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Clinical experience as registered practitioner within community Neurodevelopmental / LD CAMHS.
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience at Band 8a or higher in a children / young persons mental health setting
  • Experience of providing psychological therapies to children, young people and their families with a wide range of moderate to severe mental health problems in the community
  • Experience of child safeguarding procedures and how these apply in community CAMHS
  • Experience of developing clinical practice
  • Experience of clinical audits and developing action plans for improvement

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills with knowledge of electronic clinical records & Microsoft systems
  • To be able to function as part of MDT & liaise with external agencies
  • Job planning & time management skills
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice & ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice
  • Ability to identify provide & promote appropriate means of support to children / YP, families, carers & staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of teaching, training &/or professional & clinical supervision
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional & non-professional groups
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Michael Salfrais
Job title
Service Lead
Email address
Michael.Salfrais@nhs.net
Telephone number
020 8702 5100
Additional information

Informal Visits are welcome

applications would be considered between 30 to 37.5 hours per week

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