West London NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and / or Learning Disabilities and their families to work in West London CAMHS as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and team lead (Band 8A - 0.5 WTE).
This role sits within our Mental Health Support Team offer, providing input directly into mainstream schools. The post holder will lead the MHST+ pathway, which provides evidence-based early intervention and consultation for children diagnosed with a learning disability or ASC, or awaiting an assessment for an ASC diagnosis.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled & innovative clinician who is able to maintain clinical curiosity, and be able to be an advocate for children, young people and families' needs. You will be joining a welcoming psychology team in Ealing and West London who are committed to service improvement, staff well-being, and who value diversity in our workforce.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide senior leadership for the clinical functioning of the MHST+ team. You will contribute to providing early intervention mental health support for children/young people with Autism and/or LD, or who are on the waiting list for an Autism diagnosis, in mainstream schools.
You will contribute to identifying gaps and generating potential ideas for developing the service. You will develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders to enable joint working to best meet the needs of children and young people with ASC/LD and the systems around them.
You will contribute to developing and implementing a range of interventions and projects within schools and may be invited to contribute to developing borough-wide strategies for young people with ASC/LD.
You will hold a small caseload, offering high quality evidence-based interventions to support children and young people, as well as provide clinical supervision for trainee and qualified staff within the team.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental health concerns.
Please see our Candidate information pack for a comprehensive job description and person specification for this role. We are able to provide specialist training (such as ADOS-2, 3Di, ADI-R, Tics therapy training etc.) to successful candidates who may require such training, which would be negotiated during the offer stage of recruitment.
If you have any enquiries about the post, please do get in touch with Dr Roya Afsharzadegan, Principal Clinical Psychologist & MHST Manager via Roya.Afsharzadegan@westlondon.nhs.uk.
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