Primary Mental Health Worker
Children, young people mental health services
Clinical psychologist or CBT therapist or Systemic Psychotherapist
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic and energetic clinical psychologist or equivalent to join Barnet’s Integrated Clinical Services (BICS), a CYP MH Service for CYP and families presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties in the community and within social care. We are a strong, supportive, friendly multidisciplinary department and welcome for either a clinical psychologist or equivalent to join us.
Barnet is one of the most diverse boroughs in London which provides opportunities and challenges that are rewarding, both professionally and personally. We are focussed on making Barnet an even better place to live for all families, we call this ambition “Family Friendly Barnet”. At the heart of this vision is our aim of helping families, children and young people to become resilient so they can thrive and achieve.
BICS has four teams within their service and you will join the primary mental health team. You will provide high quality clinical assessments and evidence-based clinical individual and group interventions to children and young people presenting with moderate mental health difficulties in school, home and community based settings. You will work as part of an integrated multi-professional team within BICS. You will also provide wider support to professional systems, agency partners as appropriate, promoting whole system engagement in problem solving.
We value and encourage your continuing professional development and will support you with leadership from the Clinical Lead, line management and supervision from the Clinical Manager and/or Principal PMH clinician and peer support from the other PMHWs in your team.
We offer excellent specialist CPD and training opportunities such as specialist clinical therapeutic approaches. The department has established strong working relationships with colleagues in Voluntary Sector, Schools, Early help and Children’s Social Care. In addition, you will have ample opportunities to work with partner agencies such as Schools, Barnet’s Tier 3 NHS Specialist CAMHS, other community and voluntary services. We also have links with the London Clinical Psychology and Systemic Training Schemes.
We would like to invite applications who like working in the community and integrating with agencies creatively to improve the experiences and outcomes of the children, young people and their families in the borough.
If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.
Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.
Interviews held on December 18th 2020
For further details / informal visits contact: Claire Wainwright (Clinical Manager) either by email (Claire. Wainwright@barnet.gov.uk), or on 07514952262 or Dr Anindita Sarkar (Clinical Lead) either by email@example.com or on 07849623243.