Main area Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - CAMHS
Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref 285-4839-CYPF
Site The Elms Health Centre
Salary Dependant on experience in line with Agenda for Change
Closing 26/02/2024 23:59
Please note that the successful applicant will be expected to travel between Dudley and Sandwell CAMHS teams. In addition they may also be required to cover and support in other areas of the Black Country CAMHS service.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 8b Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy posts for 3 days a week to work across Dudley and Sandwell CAMHS. We are looking for an Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) registered, qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist to delivery psychoanalytic psychotherapy treatment, supervision and leadership across our Dudley and Sandwell CAMHS teams. The successful applicant may also be expected to work across Walsall and Wolverhampton CAMHS teams from time to time
For an informal discussion please contact either Mark Edgerton (Service Manager/Clinical Lead Dudley CAMHS) or Jackie Alexander (Lead Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) on 01384 324689.
Main duties of the job
For full details of the main duties of this post please see the attached job description:
Overview of main duties of this role
- Caseload management and highly specialised clinical judgement to be made for referrals into the Psychotherapy Department for intervention.
- Provision of psychotherapeutic assessments.
- Implementation of a range of psychotherapeutic interventions for children, young people and their families.
- Provision of expert consultation and supervision for CAMHS staff, other staff in the organisation and external agencies. This will include working with external agencies in thinking about the needs of the children to be placed in the residential settings or those children already placed there.
- Supervision of Band 8a/ 7 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists and Trainee Child as appropriate and members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team as appropriate. This will entail liaising with the Training School in collaboration with the Lead Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and the Service Manager/Clinical Lead of relevant services.
- Maintenance of professional standards and those of the Trust, producing information and outcomes relating to the worked carried out.
Working for our organisation
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
Across the whole of the region we provide:
- Adult and older adult mental health services
- Specialist learning disability services
- Mental health services for children and young people
- Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, with the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.
We currently employ over 3,500 people and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling.
We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see the attached detailed Job Description/Person Specification for full details of the post including the essential personal criteria for this post
- The post holder must hold a doctoral level equivalent in clinical Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at a training school accredited by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
- Full Membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and evidence of continuous professional development as required by the ACP
- Post-qualification CPD.
- Substantial post qualification experience as a practising child psychotherapist within CAMHS.
- Extensive experience of working with children and young people who have complex difficulties including children who have been sexually abused, children involved in court cases, children looked after and adopted and under-fives.
- Evidence of completing a psychoanalytic supervision course.
- Further qualification in specialised area of psychotherapy or related field.
- Experience of teaching/providing training.