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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Children and Family (CAMHS)
Band 8a
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bury South IDT, G Block
Bury St Edmunds
£40,428 - £48,514 gross per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

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!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

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

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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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 or Counselling Psychologist, part time (0.6 WTE), in our Bury Children and Families Mental Health teams, serving young people up to the age of 14 in West Suffolk, but co-located with our Youth adult teams.

You will be a trained Clinical or Counselling 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 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 with all CAMHS teams, 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 CYP-IAPT, such as service user participation and ensuring appropriate and evidence based services for the young people we see.


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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

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Clare Hedges, Clinical Team Leader; Linda Rowland, Clinical Psychologist (both 01284 733188); or Claire Tyler, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (01473 341100).

The date for interview has been provisionally set for 13th March 2018


If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137