• To provide a specialist psychology service to the above services including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.
• To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.
• To work as an autonomous professional within BPS, HCPC and Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by the policies and procedures of the service, taking responsibility for own work including treatment and discharge decisions with support of clinical supervisor.
Key Responsibilities for post holder:
KR 1 Clinical and Client Care
• To provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions for clients in the CAMHS Services including neuropsychological assessment for young people with neurodevelopmental disorders.
• To provide culturally appropriate psychological interventions with carers or families of referred clients when required.
• To assess and monitor risk and draw up appropriate risk management plans.
• To act as care co-ordinator or keyworker, when appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating or reviewing of care plans.
KR 2: Contributing to team or service clinical functioning
• To contribute to the effective working of the CAMHS Services and to a psychologically informed framework for the service.
• To contribute to the team or service’s delivery of accessible and acceptable services to diverse local communities.
• To sensitively challenge discrimination and support the development of culturally competent services.
• To liaise with referrers, GPs and other professionals concerned with clients in order to develop and review care plans.
KR 3: Care or management of resources
• To take care of, and use carefully, the services’ equipment and physical resources.
• To ensure that the post-holder has sufficient resources by estimating future needs and requesting or ordering supplies as needed.
KR 4: Management and supervision
• To be responsible for the allocation and/or clinical supervision of the work of an assistant psychologist if required, under supervision from a more senior psychologist.
• To supervise trainee clinical psychologists within own area of specialism after completion of the relevant Training Course’s Supervision Training.
KR 5: Teaching and Training
• To provide occasional specialist training and consultation in psychological approaches to care to other professions as appropriate.
• To disseminate research and service evaluation findings through presentations and published articles.
KR 6: Record-keeping and Information Governance
• To ensure that all information generated by own work is recorded as required by the appropriate policies and local (Trust or Maudsley Health) procedures.
• To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing, according to professional and local (Trust or Maudsley Health) guidelines, including electronic data entry.
KR 7: Research and development
• To undertake regular complex service evaluation, audits or research relevant to service needs and as agreed with line manager.
KR 8: Maintaining professional standards and continuing professional development
• To receive regular clinical and professional supervision from a more senior psychologist according to HCPC and local (Trust or Maudsley Health) guidelines.
• To ensure own Continuing Professional Development in line with BPS and Maudsley Health Personal Development Plan requirements, the HCPC ‘Standards for Continuing Professional Development’ and as required by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.
• To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current developments in professional and clinical practice and of relevant legislation and policies.
• To comply with the HCPC ‘Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics’ and ‘Standards of Proficiency’, and ensure professional development in line with these.
• To adhere to the BPS’s Professional Practice Guidelines and Maudsley Health policies and procedures.
KR 9: General
• If necessary to travel to various Maudsley Health or related sites (e.g. home visits, schools) as appropriate, when required.
• To be aware of risk relating to aggressive and challenging behaviour amongst the client group, and follow appropriate policies relating to its management.
• To respond appropriately and professionally to emotionally distressing situations (e.g. challenging behaviour) and to support others involved in such situations.
• To work flexibly which will include offering some regular commitment to evening (up to 7.00 p.m.) and Saturday clinics, within the overall Job Plan.