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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist/CAMHS Practitioner London

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust London United Kingdom

1 month ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join First Steps Community Psychology Service. We have 2 permanent posts (full time) and 12 month fixed term maternity leave cover posts. We are a successful and forward thinking Tier 2 early intervention service in Hackney that works with children and young people (aged 0 – 18) and their families.

We are looking for several motivated clinicians with qualifications in the area of either clinical/counselling psychology, child psychotherapy, systemic and family therapy or other equivalent training, who are interested in working within a CAMHS early intervention setting. The work will be a mix of individual work with children and families and whole school approach work and supporting our CAMHS single point of access.

One 12 month fixed term post is to work within out Quick Steps pathway working specifically with adolescents whose mental health is deteriorating to try and prevent the need to be stepped up to another service.

Interview Date: Tuesday... 30th May 2023

You will be responsible and accountable for the provision of an autonomous and accessible Child and Family Mental Health Service in Hackney. You will use specialist knowledge, skills and experience to offer a range of psychological interventions to children and adolescents and their families/carers in the community, presenting with mild to moderate emotional difficulties.

We offer a brief intervention of up to six sessions to families. You will also be part of an exciting schools project offering consultation and support to Primary Schools within the borough. There are also opportunities to be trained in and run evidenced based parenting groups. and to be involved in other community projects.

First steps is a team made up of clinicians from a wide variety of therapeutic trainings, including systemic and family therapists, Clinical and Counselling psychologists, Psychotherapists and Speech and language therapists. We are a friendly team with a strong values base promoting inclusion for both clients and staff and have a strong commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse community in which we are located. We would particularly welcome applications from practitioners with a fluency in Polish, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, or Vietnamese.

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Debbie Forman Job title: First Steps Clinical Lead Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 020 7014 7135

Alex Brown, Locality Lead (North Team)

[email protected]

020 70147135
London UK

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