ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
The North Bedfordshire Adolescent Mental Health Team (AMHT) and A&E Liaison Crisis Team are well-established multidisciplinary teams of experienced clinicians providing specialist mental health assessment and intervention to complex young people. The Clinical Psychologist will contribute to the senior leadership of the teams and provide specialist supervision, consultation and training to members of the team and wider service.
As a senior clinical psychologist, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, management and supervision, alongside carrying a clinical caseload and developing specialist skills in an area of clinical interest. As an 8b, the post-holder will be expected to support the development and profile of psychology.
The AMHT is a multi-disciplinary team who support young people (aged between 13 – 17 years of age) presenting with severe and complex mental health problems and offer short and longer term evidenced based intervention alongside an assertive outreach approach where indicated. The A&E Liaison Crisis team have a close working relationship with the AMHT offering a rapid and urgent response to all young people presenting under the age of 18 in mental health crisis. The CAMHS crisis pathway has transformed and expanded markedly in the last 1 year and are now able to offer short term crisis and home treatment intervention.
Applicants who are only available part-time are invited to apply for the post. The successful post-holder must be able to work at least 3 days per week. Our base is in Bedford Town and travel is essential.
The successful post holder will directly contribute to the positive working environment within the multi-disciplinary team. The post-holder will assist in innovative developments via our Quality Improvement programs. The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management, and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal and audit. Regular clinical supervision, line management and informal peer support will be provided within the team