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Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a/8b)

Band 8a

Main area
Child & Adolescent
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
80 St Stephens
£40,428 to £48,514 gross per annum
23/01/2018 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 Clinical Psychologist with a passion for working creatively?

If your answer if YES -  we have opportunities to join the Child & Families Young People's Service - Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service(CFYP)

The ambition of our service is to provide the highest standard of provision to the young people and families we work with, and to achieve positive change.
The CFYP Service provides a range of therapeutic services for adolescents, young adults, and families. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) includes Clinical Psychologists, Family Systemic Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Workers, Psychological Therapists, and Assistant Psychologists.

In Children’s Families and Young People’s service we take pride in our service which has developed through the involvement of service user’s families and partner agencies. If you are the kind of person who likes to support people in setting and achieving goals, and sharing your knowledge, information, and learning, then we would love for you to join our team. The post holder will provide direct clinical work, as well as supervision and consultation within the teams.

This is an exciting time for young people’s mental health services, and our service is at the forefront of these changes. There are strong research links, both locally with UEA, and nationally with staff from our service presenting at the International Youth Mental Health Conference. The service is also a children’s and young people IAPT site and is undergoing transformation in line with these principles. The post holder would have the opportunity to help with this ongoing transformation.

We can offer this position as a substantive 8a post, or as a 12month contract for a 8B subject to experience. (Job description for 8b listed as additional/ supplementary information)

Whether appointed at an 8a or 8b the post holder will be expected to provide assessment, formulation and intervention for complex mental health difficulties taking into account the features of the neurodevelopmental disorders. There will also be an expectation that the post holder provides consultation, training and supervision to the wider team to enable them to work on psychologically informed care plans with our service users. The post holder will also contribute to service development and the development of clinical pathways. If appointed at 8b the post holder will be expected to take on more clinical leadership particularly around clinical pathways, partnership working, and workforce development; particularly in the context of up-coming developments such as “Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper”.

If your looking for a new role in Norfolk for 2018, we are able to offer up to £5000 relocation / removal benefit


Please be advised that the interview is currently scheduled for the 31st January 2018, if you are successful at the shortlist stage you will be invited to attend this by Monday 29th of January. These dates are subject to change depending on the service needs.

The post is community based in a rural location so applicants need to be able to travel within Norfolk.

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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 this exciting opportunity please contact -
Dr Ruth Turner (Lead Clinical Psychologist):
Sue Naylor  (Clinical Team Leader):

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137