CAMHS North are looking to recruit a senior (8a) Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with ACP registration. We are a friendly, supportive, and welcoming team who value the discipline of psychotherapy and the importance of being able to offer this intervention to children and young people with significant mental health needs. A key part of the role will be the supervision of a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy trainee who is currently working with the team and of a band 7 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. This role is essential to the clinical leadership within the team; we are looking for someone wanting to develop their leadership skills and who is enthusiastic about improving the care for young people through being involved in service development projects. In return we will invest in the successful applicant through a robust PDP process and clinical and management supervision to support their career aspirations.
The HPFT CAMHS service has been at the forefront of national developments in CAMHS, including CAPA and CYP-IAPT, and Hertfordshire is both an i-Thrive accelerator and schools link pilot site. The HPFT CAMHS service includes four community based ‘tier 3’ teams, a crisis assessment/treatment team (C-CATT), an Eating Disorder Team, an inpatient unit (Forest House), and a Targeted Team for looked after or adopted children. We also have a Home Treatment Team and DBT service. We offer a range of psychological therapies across these teams. We have close links with other agencies including the local ‘tier 2’ CAMHS service, school link workers and children’s social services.
The successful candidate will have a keen interest in working collaboratively with children and their families and with partner agencies to promote positive outcomes for children and families in Hertfordshire. They will offer core interventions as well as specialist psychotherapy interventions (individual, parent work, IPT-A, state of mind assessments) to children and adolescents and their families, as well as consultation to the team and professional networks. They will be the most senior psychotherapist in this team whilst working alongside senior psychotherapists county wide who are committed to supporting professional development. They would attend regular county wide psychotherapy meetings.
The successful candidate must be a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Those without this need not apply.
Stevenage is a short train journey from London Kings Cross station and we are located in close proximity to the train station therefore it is accessible from London as well as neighbouring counties. Of note, the team are currently working remotely for part of the week using virtual platforms and have a rota for staff to be in the office approximately once a week whilst the pandemic continues. We are happy to consider reasonable requests for flexible working.
The interviews will take place on Monday 12th October via Microsoft Teams. We would be happy to arrange an informal visit prior to the interview if useful for applicants.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Daphne Storey (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) or Charlotte Train (CAMHS Manager) or Ella Beeson (Consultant Psychologist) on
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