Child Clinical/Forensic Psychologist
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and compassionate Clinical/Forensic Psychologist to join our fantastic multi disciplinary team at our Lincolnshire Secure Children's Home.
The service is within our Complex Care Service Line, to include our Harmful Behaviour Serve and Complex Needs Service. The Secure Children's home has provision for up to 12 young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years who may have experienced various forms of abuse, display associated trauma related behaviour(s) and who may be subject of appropriate legal orders.
You will join our Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in providing the Clinical/Forensic Psychology aspect of the MDT mental health assessment, provide formulation and evidence based interventions as appropriate. You will provide specialist developmental assessments to help understand underlying neurodiversity, learning difficulties which may be impacting on the young person's presentation along with consultation and training to staff within and outside of the service as required.
Main duties of the job
- To provide the Clinical Psychology aspect of the LPFT's multi-disciplinary mental health assessment and intervention service provision to young people resident in LSU.
- To develop and provide a range of clinical psychology assessments and interventions. To act as case coordinator / lead professional where appropriate.
- To provide therapeutic interventions to young people within LSU who have been the victims of sexual abuse; who are presenting with sexually concerning behaviours.
- To provide specialist developmental assessments.
- Experience in and ability to provide at least 2 therapeutic interventions (such as DBT, CBT, DDP etc).
- Responsible for implementing policies as set out by LPFT CAMHS and the Health Trust and the LSU.
- To provide effective supervision to more junior psychologists working within LPFT and to trainee clinical and /or forensic psychologists on placement.
- To receive regular clinical and professional supervision from a more experienced child clinical/forensic psychologist and regular line management supervision.
- To assist with the provision of specialist placements for trainee clinical and/or forensic psychologists and to be the lead supervisor as appropriate.
- To provide teaching on the Trent Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
- To provide clinical / forensic psychology advice, consultation, and training to LSU staff, to other CAMHS staff to assist them with providing psychologically based interventions.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.
You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!
We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.
This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.
- The Child Clinical/Forensic Psychologist will provide clinical psychology assessments and interventions for young people resident within the LSU and will provide training and consultation to LSU staff as appropriate.
- The Child Clinical/Forensic Psychologist will work autonomously, within the Heath Trusts and the HCPCs and the BPSs professional guidelines, as well as liaise and work closely with other CAMHS and Child Psychology staff, other LSU staff and other staff who work internal and external to the Trust and who provide services to children, young people and their carers and families.
- The Child Clinical/Forensic Psychologist will lead on offering trauma informed approaches to care and multi-factorial formulation within the CAMHS LSU care package and will assist with the provision of a comprehensive rolling programme of evidence-based psychological therapies and mental health promotion, taking into account the needs for individual support to ensure inclusion and engagement with assessment and therapy.
- Psychological health and wellbeing will be promoted through education and specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service provision, including psychological interventions for sexually harmful behaviours.
- The Child Clinical/Forensic Psychologist will work with LSU staff to support them in working consistently with the young people and enabling staff to consider the dynamics of a young persons relationships in order to reduce escalating behaviours.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).