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CAMHS Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 449-CSP341

Solent NHS Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 pro-rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time (22.5 hours), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist to join our Portsmouth CAMHS Team, based within Falcon House, St James' Hospital, Portsmouth. The successful candidate will be working across the whole Portsmouth CAMHS team – offering clinical work, clinical supervision and teaching packages.

At Solent NHS Trust, our approach is to deliver the high-quality care our families deserve; we are innovative, forward thinking and above all wanting to provide local community mental health services. We are committed to putting our families first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and our passion for delivering high quality care.

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and innovative CAMHS service, whilst working with the Portsmouth CAMHS team. The service is a forward thinking, specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team, working hard to deliver clinical care pathways, using evidence-based practice, to ensure timely and effective interventions are offered to children, young people and their families that maximise mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment.

We are looking for a dedicated and pro-active professional who would share both our Solent NHS Trust values and Service ethos. If you enjoy working as part of a diverse, Multi-Disciplinary Team, have excellent communication skills, hold the relevant qualifications/skills, are passionate about working with young people and about making a positive difference to young people’s mental health and their families’ lives, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The successful candidates will be offered regular 1:1 line management as well as individual, team and therapeutic models clinical supervision. Whilst also having an opportunity to join clinical case discussion meetings, peer supervision groups and regular academic learning events.

For further information about this post, please do contact:
Nigel Sampson, CAMHS Operational Manager
Telephone number: 0300 123 6632

Working for Solent NHS Trust comes with additional benefits:
As part of our commitment to ensuring our staff feel valued, we work in conjunction with Health Service discounts Health Service to give staff access to a wide range of discounts.Other individual discounts offered to our staff are included in the weekly newsletter, and added to our intranet, as and when they become available.

Employee Assistance Programme: this service provides staff with a free and confidential helpline, unlimited access to advice, information and face-to-face counselling support, where required. The service is designed to help staff deal with a range of problems either at work or in their personal lives.

Holiday Entitlement: We offer a generous holiday allowance of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays. You can calculate your holiday allowance by using our annual leave calculator on the Recruitment section of the Managers toolkit on the intranet.

Child care Vouchers: Staff have the opportunity to cut the price of their childcare by having the costs of childcare vouchers deducted from their salary. These vouchers offer great benefits to staff with savings on tax and national insurance contributions.

Portsmouth is located within the county of Hampshire which is a beautiful county with excellent transport network linking with the neighbouring counties of Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Sussex. It is the third largest shire county in the UK and the largest county in South East England. It has many tourist attractions such as the historical Cathedral City of Winchester, National Parks in the New Forest and the South Downs and two of the largest ports (Southampton and Portsmouth) in England, to name a few.



Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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