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Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

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CAMHS Mental Health Specialist Practitioner
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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15 Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Radlett, WD7 9HQ
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
24/09/2021 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated CAMHS Practitioner with the appropriate professional qualification and experience to work in the multi-disciplinary CAMHS Targeted Team based in Radlett. This is a countywide post and will involve travelling across the county. The post-holder will be a member of the award winning Community CAMHS Targeted Team working with children and young people presenting with emotional and behavioural problems where they may have a history of complex attachment difficulties due to abuse, neglect, trauma which are causing emotional distress and impacting on their mental health. The children we support always have a social worker who is actively supporting the family and who may be on the edge of care. Looked after by the local authority or children who have been adopted. CAMHS Targeted Team is a welcoming, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team who are committed to providing innovative and high quality care. We offer a variety of evidence based specialist therapeutic interventions such as : Trauma focused CBT, work informed by Dyadic developmental psychotherapy, play therapy, reflective network spaces and we use our knowledge of trauma and attachment to support those receiving the service whether this is direct or indirect work for the child/carers and or the network. The post holder will provide a high standard of care to children, adolescents and their families/carers and to the professional networks around the child. The team work within the context of CAPA and CYP-IAPT and work closely with a range of colleagues in social care, schools and other partners. As a service we offer a 9 week group programme for foster carers aimed at improving the understanding and care of children and young people who have experienced trauma and attachment difficulties. We offer consultation both formal and informal to our colleagues within social care and education and when required our CAMHS colleagues across the county. We have regular opportunities for team away days and a regular meeting structure for peer support and clinical thinking. The successful candidate will be supported to develop and build on existing skills and knowledge and will have access to a range of training opportunities to fit with both the needs of the service and personal interests. The post-holder will provide a variety of clinical/professional supervision to trainees on placement and multi-disciplinary colleagues for purposes of training and continuing professional development. We are looking for a CAMHS Practitioner to compliment the skills of the existing team.In return, the post holder will be supported to develop personally and professionally and there are opportunities for service development. HPFT CAMHS service is leading in transforming care for young people and their families and now has a CAMHS Home Treatment Team, a CAMHS DBT Service, and has a dedicated CAMHS Section 136 Suite. We also host our own Tier 4 Inpatient Unit for young people, Forest House Adolescent Unit, which has worked to reduce inpatient admissions and improve community care for young people in crisis. If you would like to visit the team to find out more please do contact us to arrange this.Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit) Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Bianca Bernsen
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