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Children in Care Clinician

Job Description

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust specialises in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and those with learning disabilities. As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a creative an innovative multidisciplinary CAMHS teams in Hampshire. The post holder will be supported by the Lead for Children in Care and contribute to a countywide service for Children in Care.

We are seeking a highly motivated clinician who has a passion in working collaboratively with Children in Care and their complex family and professional systems. The role would suit a highly experienced therapist, psychologist, social worker or other appropriately qualified clinician with the appropriate registration.

The post holder will be based in the Fareham & Gosport Specialist CAMHS service based at the Osborn Centre, Fareham. The Children in Care clinician is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Their expert knowledge of working with this population as well as drawing on the expertise of other team members will ensure that children and young people will receive the most appropriate intervention to meet their unmet mental health needs. The post-holder will be professionally responsible to the countywide Lead for Children in Care and come under the governance of the Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies. Supervision and continuing professional development will be specially tailored for the role.

The successful candidate will be:
* Enthusiastic, flexible and innovative.
* Able to adapt to change.
* Have clinical skills to work individually with this client group.
* Have skills and experience in working with networks to support children and young people in care.
* Have a solid theoretical understanding of attachment. . Have a sound understanding of developmental trauma
* Have clinical skills in delivering appropriate individual, dyadic and family interventions.
* Possess the skills and creatively to engage with this vulnerable client group as well as ability to work closely with Children's home staff, foster carers and the professional network.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Maria Murphy on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then it is probably the case that you have not been shortlisted, however this should not discourage you from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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