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Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Band 7/8a

Main area
Child and adolescent
Band 7/8a
12 month fixed term
37.5 hours per week
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Northgate Hospital
Great Yarmouth
£42,414 - £49,969 gross per annum
21/10/2018 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!

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An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist or Psychological Therapist (full and part time hours available) to join the Youth Team in Great Yarmouth and Waveney for a period of 12 months. This could be a secondment or a fixed-term opportunity.

You would be joining a team consisting of another Clinical Psychologist and three therapists. There are also links with Clinical Psychologists and therapists working in other service lines, including the Child and Families Team, early intervention in psychosis, and a strong systemic therapy presence. There has traditionally been a strong focus on offering a variety of different therapeutic modalities, including CBT, CAT, EMDR, and BFT. We have strong links with the UEA clinical psychology programme and regularly have trainees on placement.

The Youth Team is an innovative service working with those aged between 14 and 25. It is a multi-disciplinary team that has a strong psychological ethos and psychologists support the team in a variety of different ways. There is a significant component of psychological therapy within the role, and psychologists and therapists operate a consultation and therapy waiting list for which all are responsible. As a clinical psychologist, you will also support the team by offering supervision and consultation.. Psychologists have also been involved as Senior Clinicians within team and service development, offering training, running away days, and supporting other Clinicians and Managers with various decisions.

The role is flexible and will allow the successful applicant to develop aspects of their work and the team in areas where they are enthusiastic and have an interest. The team is keen to continue developing and has a current focus on ensuring that it is responsive to the population it serves, in terms of the way it functions and the types of interventions available.

The role offers a variety of different opportunities, but also aims to provide support and joint work. Supervision is available from the 8a Psychologist in the youth team or the 8b Psychologist in the service line, both of whom are experienced with the operation of the team. The team of therapists are experienced and highly skilled and there has traditionally been a strong ethos of joint work and support which makes this a fulfilling role. There are also strong links with managers and other senior clinicians within the team. 

The role would be suitable for experienced or newly qualified applicants. Banding would be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Interviews will be held on the 5th of November however subject to change.

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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

Lawrence Howells - Clinical Psychologist


Anna Rees - Community Team Manager - Youth GYW-

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137