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Clinical Lead, Emotional Wellbeing Hub

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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Clinical Psychologist
NHS AfC: Band 8b
37.5 hours per week
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Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX
£52,306 - £60,983 gross per annum
20/08/2019 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!

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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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to provide clinical leadership in the Emotional Wellbeing Hub.

The Emotional Wellbeing Hub is an integral part of local plans to transform services that support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all children and young people in Suffolk and help direct young people and their families to the right source of help. The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides a therapeutic response to children, young people, families and professionals over the phone or by other digital means, ensuring that all enquiries receive an appropriate offer of support, advice or guidance, with the aim of simplifying access to help.

Stakeholders, including young people and parents and carers who use our services, have set the following ambition for our workforce: “Ensure that you are kind and compassionate towards all children, young people and families, emphasising the need to give extra care and support for those presenting with mental health conditions and recognising that this group have their own care and support needs which differ from adult service users and their carers. Keep the needs of children, young people and families at the centre of your work, ensuring – where possible – that their voices are heard, all work is co-produced, and there is transparency and honesty instilled in all decisions made.”

You will draw on your clinical psychology experience and knowledge, including assessment, formulation, mental health presentations and interventions, and evaluation. The role will work with the Emotional Wellbeing Hub operational leadership team to develop the team and service and also provide clinical supervision and ensure clinical decisions are based on evidence-informed practice.

You will have relevant clinical experience of children and young person’s emotional and mental health wellbeing and excellent clinical leadership, interpersonal skills and experience of working across services with agencies and disciplines to drive safe and quality service delivery. You will be supported by the CFYP management team and Consultant Clinical Psychologist including receiving regular management and clinical supervision. We offer a learning environment which facilitates professional development and links with UEA.

It is an exciting time to be joining our local children and young people’s service as we develop our service line in the mental health trust and alliance work across local agencies, which the hub is very much part of.  If you are passionate about improving children, families and young people’s services we look forward to hearing from you.

Interview Dates: August 14th 2019, at Landmark House, Ipswich

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

Fiona Whitfield, Service Manager or Tel:07387549228

Dr. Claire Tyler, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Children, Families and Young People or Tel: 07827661569