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Clinical / Forensic Psychologist - CAMHS DD

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical
Depending on Experience
Expiry Date
28/11/2019 09:26:00
Forensic / Clinical Psychologist – CAMHS DDLocation: NorthamptonSalary:  Upwards of £41,000 depending on experience & excellent benefitsHours:  Full

Job Description

Forensic / Clinical Psychologist – CAMHS DD

Location: Northampton
Salary:  Upwards of £41,000 depending on experience & excellent benefits
Hours:  Full time 37.5 hours per week

Applications form newly qualified psychologist are encouraged

This job offers a fantastic opportunity to work within the CAMHS DD IPU at St Andrews Healthcare as part of an innovative and dynamic psychology team. The IPU consists of four units, one female low secure unit, one male low secure unit and two medium secure males units. The young people within the service have developmental disorders including intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. This role allows you to have excellent MDT working experience and you will part of a specific MDT.  Your role will entail providing both assessment and treatment for adolescents presenting with a range of needs, both clinical and forensic, using a person centred approach.  As a psychologist in the team, you will provide an autonomous professional service in assessment and treatment to assist the patients and those working to support them to have improved quality of life and progress to successful discharge, predominantly within the community. 

This is a highly specialised service, accepting challenging young people from across the country that have not made sufficient progress in other services. Many of our young people have experienced significant childhood adversity and as a service, we are currently developing a trauma informed model of care, along with the introduction of the SPELL framework to ensure the approaches used address the young people’s needs. To achieve this we develop care plans and treatment programmes alongside the young person with family involvement strongly encouraged and sought to ensure a holistic and consistent approach.

Your responsibilities include autonomous assessment and treatment of those in your care and as such you will require experience in providing excellent clinical skills.  Based on case formulations, you will be responsible for designing and delivering evidence based interventions both individually and where appropriate in a group format as well as continually evaluating the efficacy of those treatments.  Your role will work alongside and support the interventions provided by other members of the MDT, inclusive of Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nursing and Speech and Language Therapists. As such you will be required to provide psychological knowledge to support the understanding of a patients’ needs and risks to other psychologist’s and non psychologists alike.  Report writing will form an essential feature of this role.
You will work within a dedicated team within an IPU and have direct line management responsibility for an Assistant Psychologist. Your role will allow you opportunities to support the aims of the entire IPU and St Andrews Healthcare as a whole, as well as having an opportunity for shaping the future of the service.

St Andrews has strong ties to a number of academic institutions and there is the potential to deliver teaching and training within and outside of St Andrew’s including involvement with research. There are multiple opportunities for continuing professional development which includes training in specialised assessment and treatment methods as well as individual and group supervision.

We offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing Date - Sunday 24th November 2019