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Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Therapist/Psychological Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Children, Families & Young Persons Services
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Newmarket College Academy/ Castle Manor Academy Haverhill
£37,570 - £43,772 gross per annum
21/07/2019 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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Are you an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Therapist or Psychological Therapist looking to be part of an exciting project working within schools in West Suffolk?

An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Therapist or  Psychological Therapist to join an exciting collaboration between NSFT, West Suffolk Schools and the West Suffolk CCG. This pioneering project is based on the success of a pilot project at Thurston Community College which has helped students and staff with their mental health and is now be rolled out further across West Suffolk.

As part of the multi-disciplinary Psychology in Schools Team (PST) led by Dr Beth Mosley (Clinical Lead, Clinical Psychologist) you will be involved in a two year pilot project, developing and delivering a 'whole school' approach to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people across four secondary schools in West Suffolk.

The PST will work closely with education staff within each of the schools including the senior leadership team, teachers, support staff, students and parents. Each clinician will be embedded in one of four participating West Suffolk schools giving the opportunity to co-produce a 'whole school' approach that improves the emotional wellbeing of students and staff alike.

Your role will include:

  • Workforce development, training, supervision and consultation as well as direct work within the school setting
  • Specialist assessment, formulation and intervention including direct work with young people and their families
  • Running group intervention programmes for students
  • Completing mental health assessments and triaging to specialist services
  • Opportunities to work using a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, ACT, and IPT-A. 
  • Supporting research and evaluation across the project (participating in University research project)
  • Service development
  • Opportunity to supervise assistant Psychologist and/or trainee Clinical Psychologist
  • Working as part of a psychology team to provide support and skills development within the team.

This post will require autonomous working, but will also be well supported by a number of Clinicians working within the team. Opportunities for collaborative working will be prioritised and access to appropriate supervision will be readily available (both individual and peer).

The PST will maintain and further develop relationships with existing mental health services and provide close links with Clinicians working in West Suffolk. The role offers a variety of opportunities under the clinical supervision of the PST Clinical Lead and will have a strong ethos of collaboration and support within the PST, which will make this a fulfilling role.

There is also the potential opportunity to be part of the development and supervision of the Mental Health Support Teams; commissioned as a result of the Green Paper: Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision.

You will have knowledge and skills and experience of working across the range of complexity and severity in young people. We are looking for individuals who bring personal enthusiasm, creativity and energy to work in this vital newly developing area.

Importantly, this project will contribute to the wider system thinking about the development of services at the interface of education, health and social care. Making it a unique and exciting opportunity to transform local services for young people and their families.

You will be based in West Suffolk, near Bury St Edmunds, at one of these two schools: Newmarket Academy and Castle Manor Academy, Haverhill. There will be some need to travel when necessary.

We would encourage any applicants who are interested to organise a visit with Dr Beth Mosley who will be able to explain the role and project in more detail.


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.

At interview candidates will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation (powerpoint will be available) on: The unique role of the Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Therapist/Psychological Therapist in delivering the whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health.

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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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