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Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist CAMHS 8b

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS foundation
Location
Halesowen, West Midlands
Salary
Dependant on experience in line with Agenda for Change
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Discipline
Clinical, Counselling, Psychotherapy
Level
Specialist
Contract Type
Part Time, Permanent

Job Details

Main area Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - CAMHS
Grade 8b
Contract Permanent
Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref 285-4839-CYPF
Site The Elms Health Centre
Town Halesowen
Salary Dependant on experience in line with Agenda for Change
Closing 26/02/2024 23:59

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 know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and ethnic minority candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Black Country Healthcare we recognise and value all forms of knowledge and expertise, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification or criteria in the job description/person specification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

For further supporting information to help you apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Job overview

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 

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of completing a psychoanalytic supervision course.
  • Further qualification in specialised area of psychotherapy or related field.
  • Experience of teaching/providing training.

Company

Join Black Country's lead provider for mental health, learning disabilities and autism services

The Black Country, a vibrant and diverse region in the West Midlands, near Birmingham. It’s known for its strong community spirit and rich heritage

At Black Country Healthcare, we empower you to provide exceptional care and services. Psychology is a vital and influential field, represented at every level in our Trust, including the role of our Executive Director of Therapies, a Consultant Psychologist.

To support your career with us, we provide an extensive array of support, development, and progression opportunities. This includes a dedicated psychology-specific CPD budget and benefits such as:

  • Flexible Working
  • University Links
  • Staff Benefits
  • Support Systems
  • Professional Groups
  • Support for Overseas Recruitment & Transition

Join us and be part of a Trust that values your growth and wellbeing

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