Clinical Psychologist - Infant & Early Years
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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Child Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! Our services for children and young people are transforming. We are developing an innovative, integrated model of childrens community services and looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated pathways. Come and join us in beautiful Devon!
In line with transformation, we are excited to advertise a new Clinical Psychology role in our Infant and Early Years Pathway including a 0.6wte Band 7 role. This is an innovative pathway bringing together early complex assessment work as well as infant and early years mental health intervention. Interventions supported by the multidisciplinary team are coordinated so that priority is given to the parent/child relationship work before specialist interventions to support developmental needs are implemented e.g. communication, play and motor skills. The framework for parent and child work follows NICE guidelines in relation to the use of video feedback and psychotherapy.
Its an exciting time of change as we develop integrated, needs-led pathways under iThrive. We are passionate about our work and are committed to providing high quality services across Devon to improve outcomes for children and young people.
We would love to hear from qualifying colleagues and those with more experience seeking a new role in an innovative service at an exciting time of change.
Main duties of the job
Clinical Psychology roles are also being advertised in other pathways so please view additional CFHD adverts.
As a Clinical Psychologist, you will be offering high-quality complex assessments and psychological input to children, young people and their families who access the support of these pathways. You will bring advanced formulation skills and consultation to your team alongside wider service development contributions. More detail about the pathways can be found in the Job Description section.
There will be CPD opportunities to support you. These may be to consolidate and develop knowledge and skills or to support you in transferring skills from another specialism. We encourage interest from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, both personal and professional.
You will have regular clinical supervision and separate line management. You will be supported with a job plan and opportunities to develop supervision and leadership alongside using research skills and engaging in service development. There is a strong and friendly network of Clinical Psychologists working across CFHD, enjoying shared CPD and professional support. We also have excellent links with local Doctoral courses for teaching and Trainee placements.
Please submit one application and provide detail in your statement about which role(s) you are interested in from this or the other Band 7 adverts.
Successful applicants will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust (https://jobs.dpt.nhs.uk/locations/working-here )
Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon.
CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to consultation with our service users and communities.
CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training.
Our integrated care and treatment has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.
Our children and young people say
We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.
We are able to consider applications for part time as well as full time roles, and we can consider combining part time opportunities into one role where possible, please note this on your form and discuss with us.
You will be a qualified Clinical Psychologist with passion for working with children, young people and families. You will have the knowledge and skills to undertake complex assessments and deliver evidence-based and outcome monitored psychological therapies. You will be a reflective practitioner with strengths to bring to a multi-disciplinary team and consultative work. You will be committed to service user participation and collaborative working with children, young people, parents, carers and families. You will have a good understanding of safeguarding across the lifespan. You will have, or be willing to develop skills and knowledge to support the development of others, such as supervision and training, as well as clinical leadership skills to contribute to quality improvement and service development.
In the Infant and Early Years Pathway, the appointed Clinical Psychologist will work as a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to assessments of infants and young children who present with significant developmental delay in the context of complex medical needs, developmental trauma and attachment needs. There will be opportunities to develop and consolidate core clinical skills and be involved in all elements of the Pathway including complex assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, parent/child interaction assessment, contributing to complex and integrated clinical formulations as well as develop skills in specialist psychological intervention for very young children. The appointed candidate will provide consultation to members of the multidisciplinary team and professionals from other agencies. S/he will be expected to contribute to the ECHP process and attend TAF meetings. S/he will support the clinical lead in planning and delivering audits and training to the staff team.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).