Principal Specialist CAMHS Practitioner University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London NW1

  • Part Time
  • London NW1
  • 58,698 - 65,095 £ / Year

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Pay

  • £58,698 – £65,095 a year

Job type

  • Part-time

Location

London NW1

Full job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a mental health clinician with specialist training & experience, & an interest in trauma & multi-agency working, to join the CAMHS Team at The Lighthouse.

The post is open to qualified & professionally registered clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds; including (but not limited to) Clinical Psychology, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Nursing & Occupational Therapy.

This post is fixed-term until 31 st March 2025, due to current funding, & could be an ideal secondment opportunity. It will focus on supporting the delivery of multi-disciplinary assessments, individual & group therapeutic interventions for children & carers, & wider network engagement through consultations & training to professionals.

The post holder will be supported throughout their induction & professional development. Regular clinical supervision in your discipline will be provided, as well as reflective group practice. There will be opportunities to make professional links with the UCLH Department of Child & Adolescent Psychological Medicine & local CAMHS teams. The Lighthouse is also part of the PROMISE network of Barnahus services, with unique opportunities for national & international engagements with peer services.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes & values diversity, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the service.

The post holder must be a good team worker & be able to lead in areas of clinical practice & development; will be responsible for working independently & managing a caseload of clients, ensuring safe & effective clinical practices.

The post holder will provide community-based care for children & adolescents through the provision of multi-disciplinary assessments of need, individual therapeutic interventions, parent work & group-based interventions.

In addition to direct therapeutic work, the post-holder will be expected to take a lead on wider service developments; such as the development & delivery of group programmes, training packages & multi-disciplinary consultations to young people’s caring networks. The post holder will also contribute to audits, policy, service development & research within the area served by the Lighthouse & related services nationally & internationally, supporting children who have experienced sexual abuse. The post holder may also provide clinical supervision to clinical trainees & qualified staff as needed.

In line with an increase in funding we are recruiting to these positions on a fixed-term basis. Contracts are currently ending on 31 st March 2025.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

University College Hospital Grafton Way Building

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology .

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

The Lighthouse Model
The Lighthouse is the first UK Child House, a multi-professional, child-centred & trauma-informed service for CYP who have experienced child sexual abuse & a national leader in the field. The Lighthouse provides a holistic assessment & medical support, therapeutic interventions, social work & ChISVA. This child-centred concept has had proven success abroad, in particular Iceland, where there is evidence of increased convictions & improved health & well-being of the child/young person.

After a successful pilot, funded by the Home Office, NHS England, Mayor’s office for Police & crime (MOPAC) & Department for Education from 2018 – 2022, the Lighthouse secured statutory funding from April 2022. NHS England commission the service which is provided by UCLH in partnership with NSPCC & Metropolitan Police Service. CYP who live in the five boroughs in North Central London: Camden, Islington, Enfield, Haringey & Barnet can be referred or can self-refer to the service.

The Lighthouse Team
The service is jointly managed by the Lighthouse Operational Manager & the Clinical Lead. The Lighthouse service includes a CAMHS team of therapists (including Clinical Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists, Psychiatrist, CAMHS practitioners), Lived Experience Consultant, Paediatricians, Clinical Nurse Specialist for sexual health, Play Specialist, Child & Family Practitioners, & access to ‘Letting the Future In’ practitioners (NSPCC) in the Lighthouse.

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England – for the second year running ! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England – for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England – for the second year running ! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust .

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work .

To apply for this job please visit www.uclh.nhs.uk.

Author

Ethan Anderson

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