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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/01/2022.

Clinical Behaviour Specialist (ASC/LD)

Job Reference: 449-CS1040

Solent NHS Trust
CAMHS, Horizon Centre, William Macleod Way, Southampton
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a 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

Southampton City CAMHS are looking for a Behaviour Specialist to work within our neurodevelopmental pathways. This role is for a clinician who has received specific training in working specifically with children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum conditions and learning disabilities. The candidate will have a good grounding in specialist psychological therapies and the best evidenced practice for the treatment of children or young people with Autism and/or learning disabilities.

The post holder will be part of the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team offering assessment and evidence based psychological interventions for children and their families where there is a ASD /LD. Southampton CAMHS has a new leadership team, including a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, dedicated to improving the service we offer children and young people. Part of the job plan will include participating in generic CAMHS work, including participating in the duty rota and initial assessments for the service as well as opportunities to develop skills in specialist neurodevelopmental assessments (E.g. ASD/ADHD).

The successful candidate will be an experienced health care professional with a background of working with children and young people. Candidates will need to have qualified professional background (e.g. nursing, social work, teaching, occupational therapy, counselling) with further training in working with CYP with ASD/LD.

The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision. The post holder will receive regular supervision in line with the course and service requirements. This is a great opportunity to join our team in Solent NHS Trust Children & Families Service line to support in the delivery of high quality children’s mental health services. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding the post please contact Dr Laura Roughan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS on 0300 123 6661.


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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