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This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join the Lewisham CAMHS Neurodevelopment Team (NDT), a thriving multi-disciplinary service currently undergoing expansion. The successful candidate will have an overview of the clinical input to young people within NDT, including the care pathways. They will also offer expert clinical supervision to Band 7 clinical psychologists and play an important role in service development, including liaison with other agencies and allied health professionals within the Kaleidoscope Children’s Centre and the wider community.

The ideal candidate will therefore need to have highly specialist skills in mental health assessment and experience offering evidence based treatment to children and young people with comorbid mental health disorders and complex neurodevelopmental issues.

We work closely with our Community Paediatrics colleagues in their autism assessment clinics, therefore previous experience of these assessments and... recognised training in ASD assessment tools (such as ADOS) would be beneficial. If you however have post registration experience in CAMHS we would support your development into this role by offering the relevant ADOS/ADI training. There are also opportunities to train in systemic approaches, attachment based interventions, positive behaviour support (PBS) and parenting interventions such as NVR

To provide a highly specialist clinical service for CAMHS Neurodevelopment Team (NDT) including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes, for young people with ASD/LD and mental health problems.

To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.

To provide clinical supervision and consultation as appropriate, functioning as a senior specialist in

To undertake service evaluation, audit and research.

To work as an autonomous professional within appropriate guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for interpreting policies within defined parameters.

To agree outcomes/results with clinical/professional lead and to decide how they are best achieved.

To develop and oversee care pathways at the interface between NDT and other teams

South London & Maudsley NHS Trust has the largest child and adolescent mental health service in the country. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Directorate operates across the Trust and has a budget of circa £25 million. The Directorate provides local child and adolescent mental health services in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon as well as a National and Specialist out-patient service and 4 in-patient wards.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Latoya Morgan Job title: Clinical Service Lead Email address: latoya.morgan@slam.nhs.uk

The Clinical Service Lead would be happy to have an informal conversation about the post and please email her in the first instance
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