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Trauma and Attachment Specialist

Job Reference: 325-A-19-77584

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Post Order, Specialist services
Epsom, Surrey
£39,332 - £45,534 inc fringe HCAS

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 The highly regarded CAMHS specialist services consisting of theCAMHS children in care team(3c’s), the Post Order Support team, the care leavers team and the sexual trauma and recovery support team (STARS ) currently has 2 full time vacancies for Trauma and Attachment specialists within the highly specialised Post order support team.

The role will involve providing specialist clinical assessments, therapeutic interventions, support, training, and consultation for children and young people who have been adopted or under special guardianship orders, and their parents and carer’s who live in Surrey and 20 miles out-side of the border. We are looking to remodel and develop our extensive trauma and attachment service to include dedicated carer groups, specialist psychoeducation support and build on the Dialectical behavior therapy and sensory groups that are already being piloted across the service.

The post order team has been re- assessing its current work force skills to enhance the current clinical team of occupational therapy, child psychotherapy, psychology, social work and psychiatry and we especially welcome clinicians who want to take a very active role in re shaping services in collaboration with service users and families, who have at least 3 years post qualifying experience and knowledge in the field of adoption, permanency, attachment, trauma and loss, as well as robust experience in working with children and adolescents in the field of mental health.

If you want to be part of developing a transformative and high quality trauma service then we are looking for highly motivated, creative and skilled registered clinicians with a post graduate training in either psychology, social work, psychotherapy, mental health nursing, and we are particularly interested in clinicians who have attended further training in attachment and trauma based interventions as well as Theraplay, Dialectical Developmental Psychotherapy, EMDR and Sensory Integration.

You will work in a dedicated and supported multi- professional service alongside the 3 dedicated specialist ttrauma teams which consist of psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, creative arts therapy, social work and occupational therapy to provide individual specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions to the children and their families as well as developing support and consultation groups, and implement tailor made training programmes for Surrey professionals and parents and carers.

You will contribute to regular clinical case discussions, team meetings, and benefit from regular individual clinical supervision and line management supervision as well as our in-service training and staff groups to support practice. We are highly invested in our staff team and as part of our regular appraisal and personal development processes we ensure that all clinicians are supported with extra training to deliver high quality interventions for this complex and vulnerable cohort.

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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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