Psychologist/Psychotherapist (Consulting to Leaving Care Team)

Brandon Centre

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Job overview

This is an exciting new role for a clinical/counselling psychologist or psychotherapist (child or adult) to provide consultation and training to the Haringey leaving care team, also known as the young adult service (YAS). YAS is made up of social workers and personal advisors. This team supports around 500 young people, including unaccompanied asylum seekers, with very high levels of need. These young people often have quite severe and enduring mental health needs along with other socio-economic needs. The main function of this role is to provide training and consultation to the YAS staff in order to build on their mental health knowledge and skills but also to support their resilience in the work that they do. This post will initially focus on consultation, training and staff support and will not be client-facing. This will be reviewed after 6 months with the possibility of some resulting adjustments to the role as agreed with commissioners, the YAS team and Brandon Centre.

Main duties of the job

The main functions of the post holder are:To provide clinical consultation to the staff in the Haringey YAS team around young peoples mental health and clinical risk including suicidal risk.To provide support to the YAS staff in the form of reflective practice and/or debriefing and staff support groups.To provide training to staff on topics around young peoples mental health.To provide advice and bridging support (help with identifying most appropriate service and with referring in).To support YAS staff to encourage young people to engage with local support services while understanding the different cultural views of mental health and mental health support.Where appropriate, to Provide YAS staff with some psychological formulation to assist them in their interventions.To support the YAS staff to advocate for more mental health provision in Haringey.To use and record outcome measures for consultations and training as well as reflective practice for service evaluation and monitoring.

About us

BRANDON CENTRE OVERVIEW

The principal objective of Brandon Centre is to provide a professional, accessible, and flexible service which responds to the psychological, medical, sexual and social needs of young people under 25 years and their families.

The services we provide are:

Mental Health Services including individual Counselling & Psychotherapy for young people, Systemic Integrative Treatment for families using a range of evidence-based therapies and therapeutic work and a variety of innovative outreach projects in community settings

Sexual Health Services including contraception, drop in and outreach sessions

Clinical Training and Consultancy including healthy living, parent programmes and other group work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

YOUNG ADULTS SERVICE SUPPORT ROLE

HARINGEY

A. OUTLINE OF POST

Job title

Clinical/counselling psychologist or psychotherapist

Contract

Part-time

Hours

14 (2 days a week)

Salary:

£44 000 pro rata

Location

Haringey Leaving care team/Young Adult Service 40 Cumberland Road Ground Floor Wood Green London N22 7SG

Reports to

Michelle Drummond- Head of Clinical Training & Consultancy

Accountability

The post holder shall be accountable to the CEO

B. JOB SUMMARY

This role will likely be remote initially depending on government guidance. This is a two day a week role funded by the North Central London (NCL) Clinical Commissioning Group with the aim of supporting the Haringey leaving care team also known as the young adult service (YAS). The YAS team is made up of social workers and personal advisors. This team supports around 500 young people, including unaccompanied asylum seekers, with very high levels of need. These young people often have quite severe and enduring mental health needs along with other socio-economic needs. The main function of this role is to provide training and consultation to the YAS staff in order to build on their mental health knowledge and skills but also to support their resilience in the work that they do. This post will initially focus on consultation, training and staff support and will not be client facing. This will be reviewed after 6 months with the possibility of some resulting adjustments to the role as agreed with commissioners, the YAS team and Brandon Centre.

The main functions of the post holder are:

To learn about the local services in Haringey and surrounding boroughs and build communication and relationships with these services for better joined up working in supporting young people

To liaise and work alongside existing mental health services including First step, Open door, Multi-agency services and community mental health teams.

To communicate openly with the YAS team about what their needs and concerns are

To provide clinical consultation to the staff in the Haringey YAS team around young peoples mental health and clinical risk including suicidal risk.

To provide support to the YAS staff in the form of reflective practice and/or debriefing and staff support groups.

To provide training to staff on topics around young peoples mental health To provide advice and bridging support (help with identifying most appropriate service and with referring in).

To support YAS staff to encourage young people to engage with support services while understanding the different cultural views of mental health and mental health support

Where appropriate, to Provide YAS staff with some psychological formulation to assist them in their interventions

To support the YAS staff to advocate for more mental health provision in Haringey

To use and record outcome measures for consultations and training as well as reflective practice for service evaluation and monitoring purposes.

To assist in completing monitoring reports for the NCL commissioners

C. BRANDON CENTRE OVERVIEW

The principal objective of Brandon Centre is to provide a professional, accessible, and flexible service which responds to the psychological, medical, sexual and social needs of young people under 25 years and their families.

The services we provide are:

- Mental Health Services including individual Counselling & Psychotherapy for young people, Systemic Integrative Treatment for families using a range of evidence-based therapies and therapeutic work and a variety of innovative outreach projects in community settings

- Sexual Health Services including contraception, drop in and outreach sessions

- Clinical Training and Consultancy including healthy living, parent programmes and other group work.

D. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

With the support of the Head of Clinical Training and Consultancy as well as the Head of Mental health:

To fulfil the contractual obligations of the post and the duties of your role

To attend regular Brandon Centre team meetings and training sessions

To attend regular clinical supervision

To use the online Patient record system (Patient Source) to record outcome data and keep good written records of activities, risks and safeguarding notes related to the role.

To ensure that you are up to date on all mandatory training and topics related to the role

To read and follow all Brandon Centre policies and procedures while carrying out your duties.

To help evaluate the role as a pilot and contribute to the development of the role within the YAS.

E. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL BRANDON CENTRE STAFF

All employees of Brandon Centre are required to observe legislation, Brandon Centre Policies, standards and guidelines relating to confidentiality, information governance, risk management, safeguarding children, safeguarding adults, equal opportunities, data protection, freedom of information, health and safety, infection control, and the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Confidentiality and data protection

All Brandon Centre employees are required to ensure that personal data and personal information concerning service users and staff is protected at all times, to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Brandon Centres policy on confidentiality and information governance and data protection legislation.

Staff are required to obtain, process and/or use personal information in a fair and lawful way, to hold personal information only for the specific registered purpose and to only share or disclose data to authorised persons or organisations following the strict guidelines and principles as outlined in Brandon Centre policies as instructed.

All Brandon Centre employees are expected to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up their post at the Centre.

Safeguarding of children and adults

All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and adults that they come into contact with during the course of their work at Brandon Centre. The post holder will receive the appropriate level of training, both at induction and on an on-going basis. She/he is responsible for ensuring that they are familiar with, understand and always work within the safeguarding policies of Brandon Centre.

Health records, record keeping and record management

All staff have an obligation to ensure that patient records (both paper and electronic) are maintained in accordance with Brandon Centre policies, to facilitate clinical care and effective administration, and to ensure that confidentiality is protected at all times. All staff are advised to compile records on the assumption that they are accessible to patients in line with the Access to Health Records Act 1990.

Equality and Diversity

Brandon Centre is committed to equality in employment and service delivery. Its Equal Opportunities Policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, religion, marital status, sexuality, age or disability and is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. All those working for Brandon Centre are expected to actively promote equality and diversity in all aspects of their work.

Health and Safety

Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under Health and Safety Legislation and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.

Infection Control

The post holder will ensure compliance with Brandon Centres Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures, and the Health and Social Care Act 2008, ensuring that the risk of healthcare associated infection to young people and staff is minimised.

Waste disposal

All staff must ensure that waste produced within the Centre is disposed of in such ways that control risk to health or safety of staff and the public alike in accordance with relevant legislation and procedures contained within the policy.

Smoke free environment

There is a No Smoking policy in operation at Brandon Centre. In accordance with this policy smoking is positively discouraged and is not permitted on our premises.

To be noted: This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties in discussion with their manager. This job description will be reviewed regularly in the light of changing service requirements and any such changes will be discussed with the post holder.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Postgraduate UK clinical or counselling psychology training at doctoral level or its equivalent Or qualification as a psychotherapist
  • Registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist or registration with the UKCP, ACP, BCP, BABCP or other relevant body as a psychotherapist

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to young people
  • Experience of providing training and consultation to non-psychological staff
  • Experience of working with and managing clinical risk in young people
  • Experience of working with cases that have a range of complexity
  • Experience of liaising and joint working with multiple agencies and services around the care of young people

Desirable

  • Experience of providing supervision to non-psychological professionals

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge & skills of conducting risk assessments in a mental health context including risk of self-harm, suicide and safeguarding
  • Skilled at providing mental health consultations to non-mental health practitioners
  • Skilled in providing training to professionals on mental health topics
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of how cultural backgrounds can influence beliefs and views on mental health and mental health interventions
  • Knowledge of IT programmes and recording data on online systems

Desirable

  • Skilled in providing debriefing to staff who are exposed to trauma and highly distressed individuals

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and within a team
  • Highly Organised and resilient

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Brandon Centre

Address

26 Prince of Wales Rd

Kentish Town

London

NW5 3LG


Employer's website

https://brandon-centre.org.uk/

Date posted

30 January 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£44,000 a year

Contract

Fixed-Term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working, Annualised hours

Reference number

B0129-21-3611

Job locations

26 Prince of Wales Rd

Kentish Town

London

NW5 3LG


Supporting documents

For help with your application, contact:

Michelle Drummond

michelledrummond@brandoncentre.org.uk

02072674792

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