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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Children and Young People's Gender Service London


820937

Psychology

We are seeking skilled and compassionate individuals to join the new NHS Children and Young People’s Gender Service (London) in the role of Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

In conjunction with the Clinical Lead, post holders will provide leadership to manage and plan the delivery of a highly specialist psychology and psychotherapy service to the NHS Children and Young People’s Gender Service (London), and personally provide expert clinical input.

Post holders will be responsible to the Clinical Lead for the monitoring and implementation of professional standards in the practice of applied psychology and psychotherapy in the Service and for the systematic and effective provision of professional supervision, governance and quality of the service.

The post offers opportunities to develop leadership skills by enabling you to take a key role in a number of exciting service development and research initiatives.

Unlock your potential and elevate your career by joining the NHS Children and Young People’s Gender Service (London) – located in Kentish Town. You will work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with strong leadership. We are dedicated to fostering a supportive work environment and professional growth. We are offering attractive recruitment packages including:

Link graded posts

Offering a clear path for advancement

Training opportunities

Relocation Support

Refer a Friend Bonus- up to £500 per referral *T&Cs Apply

 

Main duties of the job

A new clinical pathway has been developed, based on the recommendations of The Cass Review Interim Report, the NHS England interim service specification, and the expertise of many clinicians from across the Northern and Southern Hubs. The service will be delivered by a wide multi-disciplinary team including paediatricians, mental health practitioners, youth workers, nurses, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. Who patients see will be dependent on the support and care they need.  

Children and young people will receive an in-depth assessment of their needs, and a care plan will be developed with them and, if needed, those supporting them. Children and young people may be offered a range of care interventions such as therapy, family therapy, physical health support, or mental health support for any identified difficulties they may want help with. The team will also liaise with health professionals in local services nearer to the child or young person. 

It is expected that the NHS Children and Young People’s Gender Service will continue to change and evolve as more learning, research and evidence is developed in this area, and therefore we would encourage applications from individuals with a passion for service improvement, audit and research.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For posts based in Inner London, the above salaries will include the additional supplement of 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £5,132 per annum and a maximum payment of £7,746 per annum.

For posts based in outer London the above salaries will include the additional supplement of 15% of the basic salary. Minimum payment of £4,314 and maximum £5,436

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

 

Person specification

Academic/Professional qualification/Training

Essential criteria

• Entry-level qualification in Applied Psychology (professional Doctorate, or combination of MSc plus PG Diploma level additional training) that has been accepted by the HCPC for purposes of professional registration. - Clinical psychologist: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent; - Counselling psychologist: Doctorate, or MSc and PG Diploma in Counselling Psychology;

• Additional training beyond entry-level qualification in a specialised area of psychological practice (e.g. in an area of clinical practice relevant to the service CBT, DBT, Specialist assessment) through formal post-qualification training (PG Diploma or equivalent), OR a combination of specialist short courses and/or an evidenced portfolio of supervised practice–based learning in a specialist area of clinical practice, assessed by a BPS National Assessor and an experienced clinical supervisor to be of equal level to a Postgraduate Diploma or higher.

• Completed training course in clinical supervision.

• Registered with the HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist, and evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC.

Experience/Knowledge

Essential criteria

• Evidence of having worked as a clinical specialist under supervision in a clinical area relevant to CYP with Gender Diversity

• Experience of undertaking leadership roles

• Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature in in a clinical area relevant to CYP with Gender Diversity

• Experience of supervising assistant and trainee psychologists having completed the relevant training.

• Experience of providing teaching and training to psychologists or other professional groups.

• Post-qualification experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities.

• Experience of carrying out post-doctoral research, audit or service evaluation projects.

• Experience of proposing and implementing service development projects that impact beyond own service area.

• Knowledge of the theory and practice of management and leadership

• Advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for CYP with Gender Diversity

• Advanced theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the evidence base for the relevant range of interventions for CYP with Gender Diversity

• Advanced knowledge of psychological assessment and clinical psychometrics

• Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection, and equalities.

• Doctoral level knowledge of psychological research methodology and complex statistical analysis.

• Knowledge of factors affecting acceptability and accessibility of mental health care.

Desirable criteria

• The Trust encourages and welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health challenges. We see this as valuable and recognise the positive impact this experience can have on the work we do

Skills/Abilities

Essential criteria

• To deliver psychological therapy across cultural and other differences.

• To select and administer specialist psychological assessments, interpreting and integrating complex data that require analysis, interpretation and comparison, drawn from several sources, on which expert opinion may differ.

• To communicate skilfully and sensitively co• To plan and schedule assessment and interventions for individual clients and groups and carers, and to organise meetings such as CPAs and case reviews.mplex and sensitive information with clients, carers and colleagues overcoming barriers to communication including sensory, and emotional difficulties, cultural differences and hostility to or rejection of information

• To plan delivery of psychology and psychotherapy services to the client group and carers, involving partner agencies

• To be expert in the skilled administration of psychometric tests, including skilled manipulation of test materials; and to be able to supervise others in administration of psychometric tests.

• Well developed consultation skills to work with the multi-professional team or other professional groups.

• Well-developed IT skills including entry and analysis of research data and for teaching purposes.

• Skills in providing teaching and training to other professional groups

• Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to effective team functioning and holding team roles.

• Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate

• Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic meetings

• Ability to maintain concentration and to remain in restricted positions for long periods during observations, assessments and psychological interventions, and to deal with unexpected interruptions or changes during these.

• Ability to manage emotionally stressful situations such as working with victims of abuse or trauma, or with people who engage in severe self-harming or aggressive behaviour.

• Ability to manage verbal aggression and hostility directed at self.

 

Working for our organisation

Following the recommendations of The Cass Review Interim Report, two new nationally networked services led by specialist children’s tertiary care providers are being established. The Southern Hub, based in London, is delivered by a partnership of Evelina London Children’s Hospital (part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), Great Ormond Street Hospital and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The Northern Hub is delivered by a partnership of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust). This role is based in the Southern Hub.

We are committed to promoting an environment that embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We would like all our families and staff to feel valued and respected because we try to understand and provide for their individual needs.

Permanent

Full Time, Part Time, Flex Time, Job Sharing

8c

£70,417 - £81,138 per annum pro rata

London

England


Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Children and Young People's Gender Service London