Overview

Post Title

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist: Family Intervention Service

Service/Ward/Department

Family Intervention Service/Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Borough

Tameside and Glossop

Band & salary scale

7

Hours of work

37.5

Permanent/Fixed term

Permanent

 

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

 

Healthy Young Minds Tameside and Glossop (HYM T&G) is a CAMH service based in Stalybridge, Tameside. We are a multidisciplinary team providing a mental health service to children, young people and their families. The service has well-established links with our partner agencies including education, children’s social care and the third sector and is striving to fully align to the Thrive approach to delivering mental health services. We are committed to supporting our staff in their development with access to CPD opportunities, a robust clinical and management supervision structure, and access to a recently developed in-house training programme covering key areas of clinical practice. HYM T&G is also home to the Early Attachment Service which is a nationally recognised, specialist parent-infant mental health and under 5 service.

New investment has enabled the creation of an innovative and forward thinking, relationship-focussed and trauma-informed approach to the integration of specialist clinical skills with good quality family intervention. The HYM clinical team, comprised of mental health professionals including clinical psychology and child and adolescent psychotherapy, will be fully embedded within the family intervention service of children’s social care. The aim is to ensure timely access to training, consultation, supervision and intervention while simultaneously promoting trauma-informed practice and supporting healthy relationships within our Tameside families.

Role Summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our new and innovative attachment and trauma focussed team, a specialist CAMHS team embedded within the Family Intervention Service.

The key role of the post holder will be to support staff across all levels of the family intervention service in their work with children, young people and their families. Aims will include raising awareness of ACE’s and the impact of relational trauma, offering training, consultation and supervision. The post holder will also provide direct child psychotherapy assessment and treatment for young people and their families. The team will maintain close links with the HYM service, and as such there will be an opportunity to develop and maintain core skills including assessment and management of risk and the supervision of other staff, for example.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality child psychotherapy input to the family intervention service. To supervise and support the assessment and intervention provided by other staff who provide relationship based care and treatment. To offer training, supervision, consultation and intervention. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of child psychotherapy practice within the team. To utilise skills for audit, training, policy and service development as appropriate.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

Registration with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and previous CAMHS experience is essential for this role. The successful candidate will need to be an excellent communicator and enjoy team and multi-disciplinary working.

Contacts : Dr Paula Hull, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/ Ben Rogers, Operations Manager HYM’s

Telephone Contact: 0161 716 3600

Informal Contact Name: Katie Reid, Consultant Child Psychotherapist

Contact Number: 0161 716 3569

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Katie Reid Job Title: Consultant Child Psychotherapist Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: 0161 716 3569 Additional Contact Information

 

Dr Paula Hull

Consultant Clinical psychologist

Springleigh, Waterloo Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2AU

Tel: 0161 716 3600