Clinical Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Personality Disorder Service
Band 6
22.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Highgate Mental Health Centre
£31,878 to £42,046 pa inclusive of HCAS pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Camden & Islington Personality Disorder Service - Community Team

The Community Team are a multidisciplinary team including social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and a Consultant Psychiatrist. The Team are all experienced professionals who have had specialist training in working with people who have complex needs that are characterized as personality disorder. It is part of a larger Personality Disorder Service, working alongside Psychological Therapy Teams to provide a specialist service that is made up of the experience and expertise that have been clinically shown to be most effective in working with people who have this diagnosis.

How we work:

The Team utilises the Structured Clinical Management (SCM) model; a model that gives clinicians a framework to guide their work with service users based on psychologically informed best practice. The essence of SCM is based on a therapeutic model with case management/advocacy support; problem solving and including self-defined goals and active crisis planning as part of the on-going work, with medication as an adjunct where appropriate. All of these elements are aimed at engaging people in a way that means they continue to be as independent as possible.

This approach is not a rigid one but it does give a clear understanding of the ethos that underpins all of our work, one of working with people’s strengths and abilities to build a life around their own positive goals.

Service users allocated to the Community Team will be placed under the Care Programme Approach if they meet the criteria; we also work within other legal frameworks that are applicable to mental health services and safeguarding those who are a part of this.

The Team works with people around social care as well as psychological needs. This includes housing, financial, physical health, safeguarding and Direct Payment issues that may arise.

We are also developing a group programme where sessions can be a stand-alone intervention and/or in conjunction with individual work.

The opportunity:

The Community Team currently has a vacancy for a registered Mental Health Professional.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered professional, who has previous experience of working with this client group, to develop these skills further and be part of an innovative service that is dedicated to building positive futures for the staff team as well as the client group.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Zoë Dent – Service Manager

Camden and Islington Personality Disorder Services, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5NX
020 3317 6999

If you have problems applying, contact

0203 317 7153

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