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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Child Family and Younger Persons
Band 8a
18 hours per week
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Coastal IDT, Walker Close, Ipswich
£44,606 - £50,819 pro rata
25/09/2019 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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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

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We are seeking a skilled Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with young people aged from 14-25 with complex mental health needs. Would you like to work with a friendly, motivated, caring and experienced MDT who are striving to provide psychologically informed treatment interventions and strategies to address often significant risk?

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist part time (18 hours per week) with the opportunity to work flexibly in core 9-5 hours, to provide a psychology leadership role within the team. The team is based in the CFYP service line in East Suffolk, based in Ipswich and covers the Coastal locality.

You will be a trained Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC with experience of complex assessment, familiarity with multiple psychological models and experience of running and evaluating therapy groups. You will have the ability to work flexibly to manage the complexities relating to the significant age range of young people we work with incorporating a whole systems approach.  

Your role will complement and enhance the existing psychological resources and skills within the team provided by CBT Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Medical colleagues. You will also be expected to contribute to team formulation and to support colleagues’ therapeutic work, offer 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 endeavor 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 significant service transformation and the move to the CFYP service line will bring additional opportunities for role development and you will be encouraged to participate in this process. Work is in place to utilise outcome measures and seeking service user participation in developing service delivery.


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
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

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 Cross (Clinical Team Leader) on 01473 279200.