Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (CAMHS Intensive Support Team)
NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job reference: 113635

Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job closing date: 22/08/2022

Job posted date: 01/08/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: Up to 37.5

Department: CAMHS

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join the redesigned CAMHS psychology resource in Forth Valley. The post holder will provide input to the newly established tier 4 CAMHS intensive support psychology sub-speciality, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist. The team delivers psychological assessments, interventions and consultation for children and young people that are at immediate risk or who need intensive therapeutic care. The care objectives of this team are to prevent admissions to acute hospital care and to support ensure children and young people are safe and receive appropriate follow up care upon discharge. This includes significant demand for eating disorder related therapeutic work.

This post is a great opportunity to be part of a transforming service and the post holder will play a key role in offering clinical leadership and specific partnership work in relation to working with children and young people and their families with presenting with significant risk and eating disorders. Thus, we are looking for an individual that is passionate about evidence based, person centred and collaborative practice.

NHS Forth Valley CAMHS is a well established service with a newly appointed management team that covers both inpatient and community settings and has close links with partner agencies and other mental health services. There are also strong professional links and governance from Psychological Services, NHS Forth Valley.

We support children and young people aged from 0 to 18 years and their carers/families, which often includes multi-agency work with our partners to deliver a range of highly specialist psychological assessments and interventions.  As part of a programme of transformational change, we are currently implementing CAPA with the aim of placing the needs of children and young people at the centre of the partnerships we establish with families.

NHS Forth Valley Psychology staff receive regular clinical supervision and robust and supportive line management and job planning. As part of job planning, all staff are supported to develop and establish areas of specialist clinical interest and undertake supervision, leadership, quality improvement and project management CPD or training. We also have a varied in-house programme of clinical CPD and we have very good links with national bodies and close links with training courses. We host trainees from Doctoral, EPP and MSc courses.

Candidates must have a Post Graduate Doctoral level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, be registered with the HCPC and have experience of working with children and young people with complex problems. Experience or training in relation to eating disorders would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Sharon Horne-Jenkins, Head of Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People, on 01786 454546

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