Specialist Clinical Psychologist
The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health
AfC Band 7
Fixed Term - 22.5 Hours
The Coborn Adolescent Centre for Mental Health
Does the idea of bringing psychological innovation to the heart of ward-based care energise you? Do you thrive in working in dynamic environments which require creative therapeutic responses? Are you committed to working compassionately with young people, their families and colleagues? If so, we have a permanent opportunity for you to join our developing team at the Coborn Centre in East London. The Coborn Centre is located in well resourced, purpose built premises at Newham University Hospital. We currently work with 12-18 year old young people and their families across the East London boroughs of Newham, Hackney & Tower Hamlets as well as Luton and Bedfordshire and sometimes take admissions from other boroughs or outside of London. The Centre which opened in 2006 comprises of 12 acute beds, 16 intensive care beds and up to 9 day patient places. The service has led the way in the design of adolescent mental health facilities nationally. We have been awarded an excellent by the QNIC accreditation process.
The client group is varied and challenging. Young people present with eating disorders, psychosis, OCD, and emotional regulation difficulties. Young people may also have autism or learning difficulties or be in need of an assessment. Young people may also have physical health needs. We have an eclectic and dynamic staff group and are seeking a candidate who has an interest in developing our current service, and delivering our clinical care in new ways. The Clinical Psychology Service provides neuropsychological assessments as well as formulation driven, therapeutic assessments in order to facilitate an understanding of the young persons strengths and needs. From the assessment, time limited interventions are offered both directly and through consultation with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team, i.e. medical, nursing, family therapy, occupational therapy, art therapies, social work and education. A range of therapeutic orientations is represented in the wider team including psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive behavioural perspectives. As a team, we draw on skills in third-wave CBT areas of Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Psychological input begins at admission and is focussed on enabling young people to return to their Community as soon as possible.
You will join the psychology team which consists of one Lead Clinical Psychologist, one Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and one other Specialist Clinical Psychologist. You will continue to develop the psychology provision through providing supervision to the wider MDT as well as hold a clinical case load. There will be considerable opportunities for developing your clinical leadership skills, sharing your clinical expertise and developing your capacity to enjoy multi-disciplinary team working. We would value your input to our quality improvement programme, and the development of psychological skills within the wider team. We are committed to staff development and reflective practice, with considerable resources in the Team and wider trust to support this.
You will have some experience of working with adolescents presenting with complex mental health presentations and have some experience of inpatient settings. We are seeking a candidate who is interested in neuropsychological assessment, multidisciplinary team working and targeted psychological interventions, especially third-wave CBT. We welcome informal enquiries and would enjoy talking with you about our work.
For further information on the above post please contact either Dr Kat Rumball (Lead Clinical Psychologist) or Kamel Cheradi (Service Manger) on 0207 540 6789; katrina.rumball@.nhs.net (who is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
This advert closes on Sunday 10 Oct 2021
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