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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Family/Child Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 833-AB-CS-453-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Infant Mental Health Service
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Family /Child Psychotherapist to join the innovative Leeds Mental Health Service (IMHS). The IMHS is part of a thriving 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service and the successful candidate will join the team at a pivotal time as we redevelop and expand the service provision to offer support to children over 2 years of age.

We are looking for a highly skilled therapist with a keen interest and understanding of infant mental health and who is able to demonstrate knowledge and application of attachment theory, with an awareness of appropriate therapeutic interventions. The post holder will ideally possess high quality therapeutic and leadership skills, and will be a strong and positive role model, supporting service developments.

We are interested in a resourceful and proactive practitioner with excellent interpersonal an d organisational skills who is able to manage a varied workload. You will be working within a passionate, skill mixed team so it is essential for you to be a team player but also have the ability to work autonomously. Your role will involve:
. Enhancing professional and public recognition of Infant Mental Health
. Delivering training to practitioners who work with infants and their families
. Promotion and dissemination of research and IMH information via training, conferences, forums etc.
. Direct work with families in the antenatal and postnatal period as well as throughout early childhood; supporting the parent-infant relationship, partners and relevant caregivers to promote infant mental health and wellbeing
. Facilitating reflective case discussion sessions and professional consultations
. Working collaboratively with colleagues in maternity services, health visiting, children's centres and children's services across the region. Additionally to build g ood working links with mental health services, social care and the voluntary sector.
. Providing clinical supervision to the team and leading on clinical projects.
. Coordinating and delivering therapeutic groups.

You will work directly with families with complex and sensitive issues therefore a sound knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection is required.
In return we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a pioneering team with excellent peer support, including induction, supervision and continuing professional development.

For more information please contact Claire Wild IMHS/0-19 Service Manager 07944771321 or Gemma Chadderton Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 07511047263.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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