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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2021.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - Band 8b

Job Reference: 327-21-368

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
CAMHS - Acorn House
£53,168 to £62,001 per annum

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, Band 8b Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist within Gloucestershire CAMHS. As a service, we are undergoing significant transformation over the next 2-5 years, through adopting the THRIVE framework, and we are looking for a forward thinking Psychotherapist to join us in developing a Specialist CAMHS service that meets the needs of the children and families of Gloucestershire. We are keen for Psychotherapy to be fully integrated across our Core CAMHS teams, and the right candidate will be pivotal in ensuring all children have timely access to the right therapy. Gloucestershire CAMHS are proud of their record of providing good quality training opportunities for psychotherapy trainees, and have strong links with the Tavistock and Portman Trust.

We are seeking someone who will:

- be passionate about improving access to mental health services for children and young people.

- be a driven, enthusiastic and forward thinking leader.

- be able to truly engage with clinicians, stakeholders, children and families.

- have extensive experience working as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in CAMHS services.

- have significant experience of working with multi disciplinary teams, and multi agency Children’s services, to achieve excellent, quality care for children, adolescents and their families.

- have a range of experience of leading projects or other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high quality services to children and young people.

- be motivated by developing the knowledge and skills of other clinicians within the Core CAMHS teams.

- hold a relevant Professional Registration.

Key elements of the job include (but are not limited to – see job description)

- To take a lead role for the effective and quality provision of child and adolescent psychotherapy within Specialist CAMHS in Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

- To ensure an effective high quality, timely, accessible child and adolescent psychotherapy to service users who have been assessed and identified as needing treatment.

- Undertake clinical leadership and/or other project management tasks as requested to actively contribute to service development and other continuous improvement cycle and ensure CAMHS continues to provide high quality, safe and effective services

- Demonstrate enhanced competency regarding clinical supervision skills, providing routine clinical supervision to CAMHS staff as required as well as CPD learning activities within the clinical team. This includes providing substantial support to child and adolescent psychotherapy trainees and liaising regularly with Health Education England, training schools and external supervisors to support their placements.

What we can offer you:

  • Opportunities to develop your specialist clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.
  • The opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider.
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts

Hours per week – 37.5

If you would like more information, please contactMartinStern or 01242 634050.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from Ethnic minorities, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 19th June 2021

Shortlisting date: 21st June 2021

Interview date: TBC

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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UK Registration

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

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