Our clients in South West London are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 7 Clinical Psychologist/Child Psychotherapist/Systemic Family Psychotherapist to join their CAMHS Service.
Shift Pattern: 37.5 hours, the post holder will be required to work flexible hours in line with GP surgery hours and the 'Improving Access' agenda. This will include occasional week day evenings.
The Community CAMHS Directorate is located within an NHS Trust. The Trust is responsible for the provision of mental health services to the population of the local vicinity as well as providing a range of specialist services to a set of wider, regional and national catchment areas.
Tier 3 CAMHS provides out-patient and consultation services to children and adolescents experiencing a range of mental health problems and developmental difficulties.
The service has undergone transformation, and this post has been created to form part of a new CAMHS service model which features dedicated services, local services, and assessment services.
Tier 3 teams conform to a model devised by the Trust based on the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) and on the Children and Young Persons Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) initiative.
The service includes dedicated devices for Eating Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Assessment, Complex Learning Difficulties, Multi-Systemic Therapy and Emergency Care.
Borough teams conform to a uniform structure with standard assessment and intake processes via a Single Point of Access (SPA).The SPA provides mental health screening assessments and brief family consultation interventions to children and adolescents experiencing a range of mental health, neurodevelopmental and emotional health difficulties.
Teams are multi-disciplinary, with an evolving skill set. Skills evolution is led by expressed patient need, focusing on patient value, and developed via analysis of clinical outcomes.
An electronic clinical record and information system (CYP IAPTUS) is in use.
The post holder will:-
Be based 4 days a week at the Civic Centre in Sutton working in the CAMHS in Social Care HUB
To be based in the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) 1 day per week assisting with assessment and sign posting ensuring Children and Young People reach the most suitable pathway within the locally agreed time frames
Functions of the post will include high quality assessments; formulation, intervention where appropriate and consultation
Support restorative practice agenda of the Local Authority by providing restorative practice group based supervision across allocated children’s Teams
Support integration of assessment where Children and Young People present with Mental Health / Emotional Well Being and there are also social contextual issues
Have an agreed job plan with specified activity and throughput levels;
Co-ordinate care for those children, young people and families on their caseload;
Manage risk within team, Directorate and Trust structures;
Work to relevant professional and ethical guidelines, and within the framework of Directorate and Trust policies and procedures.
Use screening and outcome measures in clinically meaningful ways to demonstrate treatment effectiveness and seek feedback about user experience.