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Specialist Mental Health Therapist

Job Reference: 325-A-19-83116

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CAMHS Children in Care
£31,921 - £39,029 Incl Fringe HCAS

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The highly valued and experienced Surrey CAMHS Children in Care team is looking for a dynamic, creative, and passionate practitioner to join its existing multi –disciplinary team . Thisdiverserole will involve providing clinical assessments, therapeutic interventions, , training, and consultation to support this complex and vulnerable group of children and young people, their carers, professionals, partner agencies and the looked after children network.

The Surrey CAMHS Children in Care Service aims to provide access to a specialist trauma service for children in foster and residential care within the county, who display emotional and mental health difficulties primarily focused on trauma and attachment.

The service works in collaboration with children and young people, their foster carers and residential staff, and works very closely with other agencies, (children’s services, education, the police etc.) to help improve their emotional health, mental health and psychological health and the successful candidate will have a robust and extensive knowledge of these systems and the wider context for children who are looked after.

As we continue to innovate within the team, introducing a range of new resilient building groups, sensory integration and dialectical behaviour informed therapeutic pilots you will be joining at an exciting stage of 3c’s development, while we continue to implement new models of evidenced based care and therapeutic interventions and services available to vulnerable children living in Surrey and 20 miles from the county border.

You will be a highly motivated, flexible and skilled registered clinician with a post graduate training in either nursing, psychology psychotherapy, or the creative arts psychotherapies and have experience in working with children and adolescents in the field of mental health with a specific interest and understanding of the needs of looked after children and their carers.

You will work in a dedicated and supported multi- professional team which includes social workers, nurses, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, occupational therapy and arts therapy to provide individual specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions to the children and young people as well as providing foster carer support groups, consultation groups to residential homes and implement tailor made training programmes for Surrey professionals and carers. You will contribute to regular clinical case discussions, team meetings, and benefit from regular individual line management supervision and group clinical supervision as well as our in-service training and staff groups to support practice.

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.

UK Registration

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

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