CAMHS Highly Specialist Clinical or Counselling Psychologist
East London NHS Foundation Trust
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A 0.8 FTE Band 8B (an additional 0.2 FTE in CAMHS can be considered) CAMHS Highly Specialist Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Systemic Family Psychotherapist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, 2 year fixed term contract, with a Doctoral or equivalent degree and professional registration, Luton Youth Partnership Service, part of the ELFT CAMH Access Services.
Closing date: Sunday 4 December 2022
Shortlisting: Week of 5 December 2022
Interview date: Week of 12 December 2022
We have a unique and fantastic opportunity for an experienced and motivated practitioner to help lead and shape the highly specialist mental health role in the newly created and aspirational Youth Partnership Service (YPS) in Luton.
Main duties of the job
The post is a highly valued primary partnership between ELFT CAMH Services and Luton Borough Council. The post holder will be a key member of the Youth Partnership Service, and located substantially with the service, providing specialist mental health clinical expertise by consultation, training, supervision, reflective practice, and supporting other team members in their delivery, other relevant agencies, as well as delivering highly specialist mental health assessment, contextualised formulation and treatment for young people and their families aged 11-17 years.
The post is currently a two year fixed term post, with both strategic partners having the intention and determination to enable its success and secure long-term funding.
The post holder will have close links ELFT CAMH Specialist Services and specifically the CAMH Access Services (CAS), to foster substantial partnership working across the agencies for the benefit of the children, young people and their families, including for those already receiving a CAMH service, or those who are identified as requiring this beyond the remit or capacity of the post holder's role.
ELFT CAMH Services in Luton have developed a comprehensive stepped model of care for children and families in Luton following the Thrive model, from first step care through embedded clinicians working in partnership with partner agencies, such as schools, provisions, GPs and Early Help, all falling under our CAMHS Access Services. The CAS are co-located with our multi-disciplinary specialist child mental health services, including our crisis service.
We will actively support your professional development, and we will give you ample opportunities to enhance your skills and the interventions you can offer, which will be evidence-based and 'fit' the needs of the local population, and will give the opportunity for innovation based on evaluation of effectiveness.
Luton has a diverse and vibrant community, which will require candidates to show an awareness of and interest in supporting these communities and adapting interventions to suit the needs of the various communities.
We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are bi-lingual, and candidates from BAME communities.
For further information regarding this post, please contact:
Dr Marc van Roosmalen, Psychological Therapies Lead and Clinical Team Lead, CAMH Access Services, or
Linda Hurst, Luton CAMH General Manager
Telephone number: 01525638614 or 01525638613.
17 November 2022
Agenda for change
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum pro rata
The development of the Youth Partnership Service is a key element of the overall Luton Council Childrens Transformation Programme. A whole family and contextual safeguarding approach will be employed, and will be achieved by joint working arrangements and close partnership with the range of services available to families including the Early Help offer. The aspirational model of practice is based on a resilience, systems and trauma-informed care approach to family working and compliments the current Strengthening Families and Family Safeguarding Model in Luton Borough Council as well as ELFT CAMH Access Services resilience approach to early mental health support and intervention.
- Post Graduate Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or equivalent), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy (or equivalent), Clinical Social Worker and registration with the HCPC, ACP, UKCP or other relevant professional body
- Additional post-qualification in at least one other specialist therapy modality, such as DBT, CBT, NVR, MBT, EMDR, VIG/VIPP, mentalisation based therapy, or other relevant therapy modalities for the client group
- Qualifications/ training further specialist skills e.g. intensive individual psychotherapy, systemic therapies, neuropsychology, trauma based interventions and short interventions: CBT, NVR, DBT, MBT, EMDR. VIG/VIPP, mentalisation-based therapy and other relevant therapy modalities
- Substantive clinical experience of working as a qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Systemic Family Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker and relevant experience for transition to a Highly Specialist/ 8B senior role
- Additional post qualification clinical experience in at least one of the above therapy modalities in CAMHS (see Qualifications)
- Experience of working in multi-ethnic communities and of working with interpreters, and with multi-agency colleagues across children's services
- Additional relevant highly specialist clinical experience working with children, young people and families with complex and transgenerational needs and/or organizational knowledge and skills acquired through formal training, long or short courses, formal supervision (individual and/or group), structured self-study, or experience - or a combination of these - to an appropriate highly specialist level demonstrated by certification, documented supervision logs, ? Experience of teaching/training A/I management appraisal documentation and/or assessment at interview
- Experience of teaching/training
- Communication skills - high level with regard to complex clients and multi-agency staff and networks
- Highly specialist psychological and/or systemic assessment and formulation skills
- Ability to practice in an emotionally sensitive way and to deal with hostility and antagonism, to impart difficult news, and working flexibly and assertively with and leading multi-agency networked systems.
- Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the HCPC, ACP or UKCP
- Highly specialist level of clinical competency in neuro-developmental considerations when assessing children and young people, considering therapies, particularly preparedness for therapy, stages of change for families, safety, trauma-informed care, and the impact of ACES.
- Abilities to deal with stressful situations arising with staff (networks) or clients
- Advanced keyboard skills including competency in the use of other IT packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SPSS
- Driving skills
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).
East London NHS Foundation Trust
https://www.elft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
For questions about the job, contact:
Marc Van Roosmalen
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