Mental Health and Learning Disability Business Unit, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CCAMHS)
Ref No: 470-16-337-TS
Salary: Band 8a £40,028 - £48,034 pa
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a post within the Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, based in Newport but serving the whole of the Isle of Wight. This team was awarded by the Royal College of Psychiatry the team of the year award 2013 and is currently shortlisted for another national award.
We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our friendly and energetic multi-disciplinary team of clinicians providing services to children and young people (ages 0 – 18yrs), their families and carers in our outpatients clinic and in other community settings.
Our team works on a multi-disciplinary community based holistic model of care. The team consists of Consultant Psychiatry, Community Mental Health Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Family and Systemic Therapy, Primary Mental Health and Community Mental Health practitioners. We provide individual, family and group work as well as training and consultation to our community partners in health, education and social care.
The work is varied and challenging and balances the opportunity to provide direct psychologically based therapeutic interventions to our most vulnerable young people alongside having good CPD opportunities and strong clinical supervision. There will be opportunities for long and short term psychological interventions with your caseload and consultation and advice to professional colleagues within a team that has no waiting list.
The successful applicant will take part in the development and delivery of training programmes by the MDT using psychological theories to help professional colleagues work with emotional and behavioural challenges.
You will carry a specific caseload and be expected to liaise effectively with our professional colleagues within education, social care and the voluntary sector.
You’ll take an active lead in developing the service to meet the needs of children, young people, their families and carers using sound evidence based psychological approaches. The clinical staff are well supported by our excellent administration team.
If you think you have the experience, skill and enthusiasm to make a positive contribution to the team and to the lives of children and young people, please contact Sue Morris, Team Leader in the first instance for an informal discussion on 01983 523602.
To view the job description/person specification or to apply,
visit: www.jobs.nhs.uk using the reference number.
Closing Date: 7 November 2016