8a Perinatal Parent-Infant Psychotherapist 0.50 FTE

Location: SW London (Wandsworth)
Start date: July 17, 2024
Deadline for applications: October 24, 2023
Salary: £29,349 to £32,547 a year per annum inclusive of Inner London HCAs

We are seeking an experienced parent-infant psychotherapist with a passion for perinatal care to join our specialist multidisciplinary community perinatal mental health service. The post holder will offer specialist psychodynamically informed assessment and treatment to parents and infants who are experiencing complex emotionally difficulties. They will join a supportive group of psychological therapists dedicated to high quality, effective evidence-based practice and will be supported with specialist clinical and professional supervision. They will offer supervision to more junior psychotherapists within the service. Opportunities for training and development will be made available.

The postholder will enhance the work of the multi-disciplinary team by providing specialist advice, consultation, training and supervision on service users' psychological care. The emphasis of our service is that of close liaison with midwifery and obstetric teams during the antenatal period and with General Practitioners, Health Visitors and community agencies during the postnatal period.

The postholder will take a flexible approach utilising a range of applied psychotherapeutic techniques, given the variety and time specific nature of treatment during the perinatal period. An ability to assess and manage risk in adult mental health and the impact on the infant is crucial.

The postholder will also utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development.

Contact email: melanie.royallawson@swlstg.nhs.uk

Website: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/C9294-23-0620?keyword=infant&location=Wandsworth&language=en

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