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We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.
The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:
- helping children and young people with mental health issues
- supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
- assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
- helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
- treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
- helping people remain independent in the community
- running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.
We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.
We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.
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West London NHS Trust
in partnership with the London Borough of Ealing
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE - EALING Child Clinical Psychologist - Band 8aWorking with Children and Young People in Local Authority Care Connect Service-Brighter Futures
Band 8a full time (1.0 WTE)
12 Month Contract
This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative social care initiative within London Borough of Ealing, who commission this service in partnership with West London NHS Trust.
The Brighter Futures innovation programme saw the transformation of Ealing's statutory children social care teams toward a relational based, intensive, multi-agency way of working. The Brighter Futures model is values driven and has at its heart a commitment to improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people in need through building empathic, respectful and trusting relationships.
We are recruiting a Clinical Psychologist for our Connect Service; working with children and young people in the care of the local authority and their carers. Clinical Psychologists are embedded within the social care team, working alongside the child's social workers, supervising social workers and closely with the virtual school team. The Connect Service has a strong focus on innovative practice. Applicants must be keen to facilitate service transformation and be open to develop new ways of working, demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in their approach to their work and team life and be willing to practice in a collaborative way. A key aspect of this work is a committed, empathic and trauma-informed approach with children young people and their carers, building on strengths and resilience.
The Clinical Psychologist will be expected to provide a specialist and intensive assessment, support and intervention service to support positive change for the children, young people and the carers and the network around them. Providing consultation to develop reflective thinking and share complex psychological formulation in an accessible way is a key skill within this role. The role will also include delivering training and skills development sessions for social workers, therapeutic parenting groups for carers and contributing to/ supporting weekly systemic group supervision for the team, alongside holding a small caseload of direct assessment and therapeutic interventions with young people and carers.
The Connect Service has been trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy /Practice (DDP) and the post holder will be expected to attend any available trainings to support the development of skills within this model of working. The Connect Service within Ealing are committed to DDP informed working and have recently been the first local authority to be designated a 'partner' organisation with DDP Connects UK.
The post holder will be supported and supervised by the