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Clinical Psychologist - Child Family and Younger Persons

Band 8a

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Child Family and Younger Persons
Band 8a
22.5 hours per week
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G Block, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds
£44,606 - £50,819 pro rata
08/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

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Are you a skilled psychologist with a passion for working with young people? Do you believe in keeping young people and families at the heart of everything you do? Would you like to work in an experienced and committed multidisciplinary team?

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist, part time (0.6 WTE), in our Bury Children and Families Mental Health team, serving young people up to the age of 14 in West Suffolk, but co-located with our youth and adult teams. There may be scope for full-time working within our Trust.

You will be a trained Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, with clinical experience of this age group and children who are experiencing significant impairment and distress regarding their emotional health.

You will be part of a skilled community team with a real ethos of care for the young people seen. We seek thorough understanding of the young people's needs through undertaking comprehensive assessments, team review, multi-agency working and supervision processes. Your role will complement and enhance the existing psychological resources and skills within the team, provided by psychology, therapy, nursing and medical colleagues, and contribute to team formulation, consultation, supervision and skill sharing. You will be supported through the Trust Management and Clinical Supervision structures, and from other psychology and multi-disciplinary colleagues. We endeavour to provide a learning environment to facilitate professional development and have ties with the UEA clinical psychology course.

It is an exciting time to join the service, as we are undergoing transformation and development plans with other key agencies. We value multi-agency collaborative working and aspire to values from Future in Mind and Children and Young People’s IAPT, such as using outcome measures and seeking service user participation plus ensuring appropriate and evidence based services for the young people we see.

The feedback we receive from trainee Clinical Psychologists on specialist placements with our team, student nurses and CAMHS trainee doctors have reported how they have been welcomed into a highly skilled supportive team and learned so much from their rich experience. They recommend others to be part of our team.



Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Sarah Neville, Clinical Team Leader ; Dr Linda Rowland, Clinical Psychologist (both 01284 733188); or Dr Claire Tyler, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (01473 341100