Clinical Psychologist CAMHS

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Fareham Hampshire
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Hampshire CAMHS (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) are seeking to recruit a passionate B7 Practitioner Psychologist to join our well established CAMHs Team in Fareham. You would be joining a friendly, supportive and creative multi-disciplinary team, dedicated to providing a high-quality service.

The Fareham Team is part of a wider CAMHs service across Hampshire that spans Early Help, Specialist CAMHs and a number of specialist teams such as Eating Disorders, Paediatric Psychiatric Liaison, i2i (Crisis) and a Digital Team. We also have an Innovation Lead and an active Participation offer. This post is positioned in one of the 7 Specialist CAMHs teams.

Our teams include a range of experienced professions and clinical philosophies including family therapy, CBT (low & high intensity), occupational therapy, psychotherapy, art therapy, social work, nursing and psychiatry. We follow the Thrive model and use a stepped care approach, formulating and mapping support to level of clinical need. As such, the therapies we offer are diverse including CBT, CAT, ACT, TF-CBT, EMDR and DDP (to name just a few). We believe that children and their families benefit from choice and following a formulation driven approach, we endeavour to be able to offer this.

Main duties of the job

You will be a key team member in the Fareham CAMHs team providing evidence-based assessment, formulation and treatment interventions with young people and families who access our service.

You will work alongside a group of experienced and highly motivated clinicians who will support you in your career journey. You will contribute to multi-disciplinary team meetings and discussions sharing your expertise whilst supporting and learning from others.

You will deliver one to one and groupwork interventions to young people and families, undertake initial assessments, support duty, clinically supervise and contribute to the smooth running of work in the team. We would also encourage you to use your other competencies where possible such as research and service development competencies.

About us

Hampshire CAMHS is the largest CAMHs service provider in the region.

Working in Hampshire:
  • With a blend of beautiful rural New Forest settings and bustling city locations, Hampshire is known to be a very desirable place to live
  • The ancient Cathedral City of Winchester and the seaside cities of Portsmouth and Southampton provide attractions and amenities to suit everyone's taste
  • With easy access to Gatwick, Heathrow and excellent railway links, there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information see the attached job description and person specification and please ensure you meet the person specification criteria. Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact us.

As a service we are committed to and believe in supporting clinicians who have recently qualified and helping them to progress and develop their careers.

To support your development and reflective practice you will receive regular supervision from a Senior Clinical psychologist and have regular opportunities to link with other clinicians working across the Hampshire CAMHS to support your development. We also have a newly qualified peer support group.

We have a supportive and progressive psychology and psychological therapies workforce across the Trust, and you would be able to both join and contribute to our existing supervision, training and consultation offer. This workforce is part of the wider Sussex NHS Trust and so we benefit from a strong Psychology & Psychological Therapies Leadership structure and opportunities to develop.

We are linked with a number of Universities to support both our training and research offer. These include Southampton, Reading, Exeter, Sussex & some of the London Universities. We are keen to enable you to develop your core competencies as a B7 including your supervision & leadershipcompetencies whilst also considering your future development and applied psychology interests.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

The service leadership team is supportive and encourages clinicians to prioritise their wellbeing in order to help maintain a good work-life balance.

We are able to offer this position as a B7 development post or part rotational post. If this is something you are interested to know more about then please do contact us for an informal discussion about what would interest you and support your career development. We recognise the importance of developing posts that meet the service need but also meet your own development and career aspirations. Please feel free to contact us:

Dr Jenny Murphy Professional Lead for Psychology & Psychological Professions:

Dr Natalie Roberts - Lead for Psychology -

Maria Murphy - Team Manager -

(We are happy to arrange informal visits currently Covid dependant)

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as approved by the HPC
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)



  • Experience of specialist psychological working (assessment, formulation and treatment) with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and residential care settings, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of applied psychology.
  • Knowledge and skills in neuropsychology.
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Osborn Centre

Osborn Road

Fareham Hampshire

PO16 7ES

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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