CAMHS Clinical Lead - Psychologist/Family Therapist/Psychotherapist
CAMHS has an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist or Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist to step into an established role within a diverse and experienced team.
Working as a CAMHS Clinical Lead in Castle Point and Rochford, you would have comprehensive knowledge and significant experience of working with young people in a CAMHS service.
We are a friendly and supportive team that cover the Thundersley area in Essex.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about helping young people and their families, interested in leading clinical developments with the team, supervising staff and supporting the manager to maintain and develop the highest standards of care and therapeutic support for the young people and their families who access our service. The clinical leads are expected to support the team and develop the delivery of care through supervision of some staff and by offering their input within MDT and leadership meetings.
The role of the Clinical Lead is to support a range of 1-1 therapies within the CYP IAPT model and as indicated by the NICE guidance.
You will have experience of supervising and managing others, you would also have a keen interest in developing innovative strategies to support young people and their families.
As well as holding a reduced case load, the Clinical Lead supports their clinical team to deliver therapeutic interventions and continue development through supervision, teaching, and mentoring. Knowledge and experience of delivering interventions within child mental health is essential. Additional therapeutic skills and training such as CBT, SFT, Family / Systemic, DBT and other counselling approaches is desirable.
Working for our organisation
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
SET CAMHS has adopted the iTHRIVE Framework, which provides a set of principles for improving mental health and wellbeing support for children, young people and families, with SET CAMHS working in partnership with HCRG Care Group to deliver service to children and young people. The THRIVE Framework is needs-led which means that mental health needs are defined by the children, young people and their families, alongside professionals, through shared decision making. i-THRIVE | Implementing the THRIVE Framework (implementingthrive.org)
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application
- Successful completion of a post-graduate training in psychological practice (e.g. psychologist, family therapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist)
- To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, ACP, AFT)
- Extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with co-morbid difficulties and special needs. (i.e. combination of organic and emotional deficits, such as autistic spectrum disorders and trauma).
- Experience of using observation (eg. In school contexts) to contribute to assessments of children.
- Experience of clinical leadership and providing supervision
- at least 12 months experience of clinical leadership
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Victoria Brown
- Job title
- SET-CAMHS CP&R
- Email address
- [email protected]
- Telephone number
- Additional information
0800 953 0222 – (Option 1, then Option 2)