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CYPMHS Senior Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist or Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Childrens mental health
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time- 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-KM124-18-b
Site
Cherry Tree House, Folkestone
Town
Folkestone
Salary
£49,242 - £59,964 pa pro rata
Closing
27/01/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior clinical psychologist, family therapist or Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team based in South Kent Coast CYPMHS. Driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) the service provides the latest in evidence based NICE compliant psychological interventions to children, young people and their families experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

You will be a highly motivated and innovative individual with extensive clinical experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

You will:

- Routinely measure clinical outcomes and deliver evidence-based clinical     interventions in line with the CY-IAPT programme within CYPMHS

- Promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the care pathway

- Undertake initial school based and community based assessments and deliver a range of early interventions to children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties where appropriate

- Assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions.

- Provide clinical leadership and specialist treatment and assessment within your professional sphere of expertise in the service and will be responsible for the extensive clinical supervision of junior clinicians throughout the CYPMHS team.

- Clinically supervise and line manage the (8a) post-graduate qualified psychological practitioner in the local CYPMHS team.

Our priority is providing the highest standard of care to all of our service users.

NELFT’s CYPMHS is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in Kent and is free at the point of entry. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25. The CAMHS Tier II and Tier III services no longer exist, replaced with an integrated CYPMHS.

Any young person experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health problems, (or any parent, guardian, professional or teacher of a child who is experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties), may access our service.

What difficulties can be referred to the service?

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Behavioural and conduct disorders
  • Emerging personality and attachment disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Substance misuse with co-existing mental health needs (dual diagnosis)
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Prolonged bereavement problems

All referrals to the service are assessed using a care pathways approach, developed in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance criteria (NICE) and based on a best practice model of treatment.

Locality Team in Children & Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)

The aim of our new CYPMHS is to respond earlier to children and young people’s needs in order to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for more specialist interventions. This transformation of children and young people’s mental health services has a clinical focus, integrated with local authorities to deliver a long term collaborative approach to planning and delivering services.

CYPMHS focuses on emotional wellbeing as well as mental health and includes access to self-help tools and services based in schools and the community. The CAMHS Tier II and Tier III service no longer exist, replaced with an integrated CYPMHS. Training and support is available to other professionals and agencies. We are creating a modern service that fits with children’s lives in a way that best suits them. Key new features include a Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) into the service, clear early signposting, and use of digital channels such as Big White Wall to access support and services.

Each locality team have care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led, with care pathway leads operationally managing all CYPMHS practitioners working in that care pathway. With the support of the team manager, care pathway leads are responsible for assessment, treatment and systematic outcome measurement in that care pathway. CYPMHS multi-disciplinary pathway workers and mental health workers may work across more than one care pathway in a locality team.

Care pathways include;

Mood and anxiety, Early Help, Complex, Behavioural and conduct,Neurodevelopmental & Learning Disability

Care pathway leads and practitioners ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to all children and young people who need it. This means establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with wider social, health and voluntary services.

Working in our CYPMHS locality teams is for you if you are excited by a modern approach. We would very much like to hear from you.

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).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website, under work for us. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Suzanne Sutton on 07976 735970/0300 300 1988