Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Clinical Psychologist to join our Specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) team in the Hastings area of East Sussex. CAMHS works with young people aged 5-18 with a range of mental health presentations, and their families and supports recovery through a range of interventions. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines.
Depending on your areas of expertise and training, a secondary supervision package can be part of your job plan (e.g., CBT, IPT, EMDR, DDP, ASC, group work). You will work closely with the Locality Manager, and multidisciplinary team colleagues. You will be supported and expected to attend regular local and county wide psychology meetings and undertake relevant CPD, and will receive regular supervision from a senior psychology colleague. Previous postholders have completed qualifications in areas such as specialist IAPT supervision training, trauma focused CBT training and ADI/ADOS training.
The team is at an exciting time of development. There are proposals for a specific OCD clinic pathway and we would be keen for the post holder to have an active voice in the development of this.
Main duties of the job
You will be joining a service of friendly, highly skilled and experienced mental health practitioners from a range of professions including clinical psychology, art therapy, play therapy, systemic family therapy, specialist nursing, child and adolescent psychiatry, and occupational therapy.
The successful candidate will be expected to offer specialist psychological assessment, formulation, intervention (using a wide range of clinical models/approaches) and consultation. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing individual and groupwork and will provide supervision and professional support to relevant colleagues. You will guide service development through service evaluation and audit, as well as using routine outcome measures and feedback tools. You will be expected to contribute to the culture of co-production and participation with the children, young people and families who use the service.
Sussex Partnership Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.
Working in Sussex:
- Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
- Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
- With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure
Wed love you to join our organisation that is rated good overall and outstanding for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.
Other key staff survey results include:
- 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
- 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
- 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles
See the attached Partnership Perks document for details about our benefits package.
To be a successful Clinical Psychologist in our team you will be:
- Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)
- Highly skilled in psychological assessment and formulation, and comfortable in providing specialist individual and group psychological interventions for young people with a range of presentations of emotional distress including for example low mood, anxiety, OCD, trauma, hearing voices. A number of our young people may have autism or ADHD in addition.
- Able to support psychological practice within the service, providing supervision, consultation and training
- Able to take a lead with research, service evaluation and development, keeping in mind the wider system
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
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).