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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/08/2020.

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-101010

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CYPS Specialist Services
£40,681 to £46,294 inc fringe HCAS pro rata

The highly valued and experienced Surrey CAMHS Specialist Services is looking for a dynamic, creative, and passionate band 7 Clinical Psychologist to support the team with psychological assessments and interventions. The CAMHS Specialist Services comprise 4 teams; CAMHS Children in Care, Post Order Support Service, STARS (Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service) and the Care Leavers Service. The role will involve working primarily in the CAMHS Children in Care and Post Order Support Service but will also be required to support the other teams in the service as necessary.The successful candidate will work closely with the senior highly specialist clinical psychologist that is in post in the service, and should have experience in the areas of trauma and attachment and be able to offer a range of specific trauma and attachment focused assessments and interventions, as well as offering consultation, support training and guidance about this vulnerable group of children and young people, to their families, carers, professionals and stakeholders.

The CAMHS children in care team provides dedicated specialist assessments and interventions for children and young people up to 18 years of age who are looked after and live in foster and residential care, throughout the county of Surrey (and 20 miles out of the border) who display emotional and mental health difficulties including the effects of trauma and attachment disruption. They are also commissioned to provide specialist training to multi agency professionals and provide consultations and support to Surrey county council social workers, residential homes as well as foster carers. The Post Order Support Service works with Surrey children and young people up to 18 years who have been adopted or are under special guardianship orders.

The service works in collaboration with the service users and other agencies, (children’s services, education partner agencies etc.) to help improve their emotional, mental and psychological health as well as developing innovative and ground breaking ways to build resilience, enhance self -esteem and nurture sustaining relationships.

You will be a highly motivated, innovative and skilled registered clinician with a doctorate in clinical psychology and have experience in working with children and adolescents in the field of mental health with a specific interest and understanding of the needs of looked after children who have experienced complex/developmental trauma. The post holder will be expected to support service outcomes as well as supervising assistant psychologists and other junior staff. This may include supporting the 8a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in post in providing supervision for Doctoral Psychology students on placement or in training.

You will be supported by the Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist currently in post in the Service, as well as by other senior service colleagues (such as team leaders), the Trust Professional Psychology lead and other senior trust psychologists. You will work in a dedicated and supported multi- professional specialist team which includes social workers, nurses, psychiatry, psychotherapy, occupational therapy and arts therapy to provide individual specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions to the children and young people as well as providing consultation and support groups for parents and carers and contribute to our highly regarded tailor-made training programmes for surrey professionals and carers as required. You will contribute to regular clinical case discussions, team meetings, and benefit from regular individual line management supervision and psychological clinical supervision from the senior Clinical Psychologist in the service as well as our in-service training and staff groups to support practise. You will be part of the trust clinical Psychology network as well as maintaining and building on our recent close relationship with Surrey University while we develop unique projects with them for the most vulnerable young people in Surrey.

Applications from trainees in final year would be welcomed!

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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