Clinical Psychologist for Neurodevelopmental CYPS
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you a psychologist who is passionate in supporting young people with suspected neurodevelopmental needs and want to work in an exciting new service dedicated to this provision? If so, we are looking for you.
The Neurodevelopmental Service opened its doors in 2022 and as a service we are keen to use the latest research and guidance to provide a high quality needs led approach to assessment and produce clear reports from the assessments we complete.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will carry out neurodevelopmental diagnostic assessments for autism and ADHD. They will also support junior staff in their learning and development.
As a new service, we have lots of quality improvement opportunities to be involved in as we strive to become a service of excellence for the young people of Surrey.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.
Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.
Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Job Overview: To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of children and young people (CYPS) using the CYPS Neurodevelopmental service
To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students
Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues
To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services
The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service
Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic.
Ideally the candidate will have previous experience working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions. Prior experience of conducting ASD/ADHD assessments (e.g. Developmental history interviews and ADOS) is desirable.
Suitable for someone who is interested in and passionate about providing high quality assessment and psychological support to neurodivergent children and young people using our service and their carers.
To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.
To carry out comprehensive neurodevelopmental, psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.
To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.
To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services
To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.
To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.
To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group
To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.
To positively contribute to divisional and team developments in relation to all aspects of psychology practice.
To contribute to the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of assistant psychologists as required.
To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.
To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people within the care group are addressed within local services and future developments.
To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.
Knowledge and Skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).