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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.

CAMHS Psychology Assistant (Children in Care)

Job Reference: 369-A-20-59729

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
CAMHS
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


The role

  • Are you an experienced Assistant Psychologist or Psychology Graduate looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join a service at a time of exciting change?
  • Can you work with children, young people living in care and their carers, providing evidence based intervention in the community?
  • Do you have, or are interested in gaining, clinical and systemic skills, relevant to working within complex systems surrounding Children and Young People in Care?
  • Would you like to experience life in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas, with exciting cities, charming countryside and magnificent coastlines?

We are looking for a Band 5 Assistant Psychologist who will be based in our countywide CAMHS Children in Care team. You will bring skills, experience and enthusiasm to meet the needs of children and young people with complex emotional and mental health needs in the community.

You will join our CAMHS team , which is part of Children and Family Health Devon, at an exciting time of change. In this important role you will use your skills and experience to contribute to high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and working as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team. Using both evidence-based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with people, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

Our Children and Young People say…

“We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure”.

About you

You will be an experienced Assistant Psychologist or Graduate Psychologist. You will be able to work alongside colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and develop relationships across agencies to meet the needs of children and families. You will be interested in working within the often complex systems around children and young people in care. The ability to adapt communication and intervention style to meet individual need is important and you will have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.

You will be required to work flexibly across a range of clinical, community and home-based settings to meet the needs of the child.

You will be responsible for providing psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention that is strengths-focused, evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of the child/young person and their family/carer under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist.

Personally, we’re looking for an individual who is passionate about working with children/ young people living in care, with the confidence to intervene to meet a range of mental health needs and a desire to work with others to continually improve what we do.

Interview date: 28 October 2020

About us

Employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be part of Children and Family Health Devon, an Alliance that is unique and brings together six leading providers of adult and children’s community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.

This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, coordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • NHS pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Childcare vouchers– annual savings of up to £1,19
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500- available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach –bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses

Living here

Devon provides a unique, varied and beautiful environment. The coastal areas of North, South Devon and Torbay provide excellent opportunities for water sports. The National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, are havens for country lovers. Exeter is a thriving University city offering culture and city life. There are excellent rail, road and air connections, with a regional airport in Exeter




Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.


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.



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