South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

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  • £33,832 – £37,671 a year

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  • Permanent


Teddington TW11

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Clinical To provide specialist assessments of young children and their parents/carers referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources where appropriate, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews in line with CYP IAPT methodology. To formulate and implement plans for evidence-based psychological interventions, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, to improve the parent/child relationship. To be responsible for implementing a range of child psychotherapy interventions employed individually and in synthesis, maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses, adjusting and refining formulations or understandings, drawing upon different explanatory models and employing methods of intervention that are based upon evidence of efficacy. To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual and the family.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans To provide specialist mental health advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the care of the young child and their parents/carers To contribute to and/or use evidence-based, integrated working tools and processes, to ensure young children and their parents/carers receive holistic and co-ordinated services in response to their mental health needs. To undertake risk assessment and risk management for young children and their parents/carers. To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of young children and their parents/carers who are under their care. To monitor progress during the course of interventions, ensuring that all interventions are fully assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in conjunction with CYP IAPT minimum dataset standards.

To maintain accurate and accessible health care records according to Trust policy and Information Governance requirements. To demonstrate high level communication skills, both written and verbal, within all agencies. Teaching, Training, and Supervision The post holder will be expected to undertake teaching, training and supervision in accordance with CAMHS and Eating Disorders service line common expectations for P&P staff and in line with the strategy agreed within the CAMHS Directorate. To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a psychotherapist and, where appropriate, other senior colleagues.

To gain additional experience and skills relevant to the profession and/or the service (as agreed with the responsible professional and team manager) in accordance with the CAMHS and Eating Disorders service lines common expectations for P&P staff. To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other MDT staffs psychological work as appropriate. If required, to provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings. Management, Recruitment, Policy and Service Development To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the services operational policies and services (as directed), through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.

To contribute to a culture that is therapeutic, productive, accessible, inclusive and flexible to meet the needs of the local population. Research and Service Evaluation To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other team members. To undertake appropriate research and provide research advice to other staff undertaking research. Other To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post holders professional and service manager(s).

To contribute to and commit to undertaking an annual professional development review (PADR). To undertake personal and professional development as identified in the Personal development Plan (PDP) as required by the service and set out in the job plan. To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice and Trust policies and procedures. To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health.

For this post these specifically include: Current Mental Health Legislation The Childrens Act (1989) Trust, London Borough and panLondon child protection procedures. Local and national developments in SWLStG CAMHS Risk Assessment and Management Clinical Governance Local and national developments in line with Every Child Matters Joint working practices between voluntary and statutory sector

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