Clinical / Counselling Psychologists
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
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Band 8a or B7 to 8a progression post.
We have developed a part-time opportunity for either an 8a or a newly qualified B7 not yet meeting all requirements for appointment at Band 8a level. If appointed at band 7, the candidate will be placed on a progression pathway to Band 8A, dependent on assessment of performance at professional reviews in a 12 - 18-month period.
This role is part of the Tier 2 (Getting Help) Sutton Alliance provision in the London Borough of Sutton.
The clinician will provide two days psychological intervention for mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and other presenting problems at a ITHRIVE Getting Help level. The other two days will be based in the Sutton CAMHS SPA, offering assessment and formulation of need to ensure Children and Young People are signposted to the most suitable service.
Main duties of the job
The 8a role will also work closely with the 8C Clinical Psychologist who is the Clinical Lead in both SPA and Getting Help pathways. The appointed clinician will assist with the:
- Supervision to B7 Clinicians and Trainee / Assistant Psychologists in the single point of access and / or Getting Help Cognitive Behavioural pathway.
- Management of demand and capacity planning in the SPA and Getting Help CBT Pathway, ensuring that local agreed waiting times are met
- Provide advice and consultation on clients' psychological care. To work within Trust and professional guidelines, to a clear CAMHS job plan.
This is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to develop their leadership and clinical expertise
We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
- Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
- NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
Other benefits include:
- Eye examinations
- Looking after your health
- Cycle to work scheme
- Car lease scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
- Free gym membership
- To provide specialist assessments of young children and their parents/carers referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and where appropriate, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews in line with CYP IAPT methodology.
- To formulate and implement plans for evidence-based interventions, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, to improve the parent/child relationship.
- To be responsible for implementing a range of psychotherapeutic interventions employed individually and in synthesis, maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses, adjusting and refining formulations or understandings, drawing upon different explanatory models and employing methods of intervention that are based upon evidence of efficacy.
- To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual and the family.
- To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans
- To provide specialist mental health advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the care of the young child and their parents/carers
- To contribute to and/or use evidence-based, integrated working tools and processes, to ensure young children and their parents/carers receive holistic and co-ordinated services in response to their mental health needs.
- To undertake risk assessment and risk management for young children and their parents/carers.
- To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of young children and their parents/carers who are under their care.
- To monitor progress during the course of interventions, ensuring that all interventions are fully assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in conjunction with CYP IAPT minimum dataset standards.
- To maintain accurate and accessible health care records according to Trust policy and Information Governance requirements.
Training and Qualifications
Knowledge & Skills
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.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).