Clinical Psychologist or Specialist Psychological Therapist (CAMHS)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist or Psychological Therapist to join our busy community services for children, yp & their families. We will consider applications from current final year Clinical Psychology trainees qualifying in 2023.

You will join an established service, which includes Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Psychological Therapists, Family Therapist & Trainee/Assistant Psychologists. We are part of C& YP's Psychological Services & CAMHS across LSCFT & have close links with our local Child Psychiatry Service in East Lancashire.

We support our team to deliver high quality & innovative psychological assessments and interventions with c& yp through consultation, individual, systemic/family & group work. There will be opportunities to further develop areas of clinical interest relevant to the employed role. Our team have benefitted from a range of development opportunities including in-house training & specific therapies training & supervision (e.g. PCG, CBT, EMDR, VIG, Theraplay, DDP).

There will be ample opportunity for post-qualification support, supervision & consolidation of core competencies alongside more experienced colleagues both locally & across the region. All Clinical Psychologists have an agreed Job Plan which protects their core clinical commitments & allocated time for agreed projects. Newly qualified Clinical Psychologists will also be offered a place on our cross-specialty in-house support and CPD program.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to children, young people and their families, across all sectors of care.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and psychological therapy in both settings.
  • To offer advice and consultation to non-psychological colleagues and to other non-professional carers.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Specialty and Psychology service's policies and procedures.
  • To utilise research skills for audit policy and service development within the area served by the service.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or equivalent), including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS. Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical)

Knowledge & Skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management. Knowledge of child protection and accompanying policies/procedures and the implementation of these clinically. Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to children, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both inside and outside the NHS. Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology. Ability to plan and prioritise own clinical workload and research programmes Computer literate, familiar with word, PowerPoint and SPSS software packages.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings. Experience of working with children, young people, carers and families presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity. Experience of working systemically with family and carer groups and establishing the most effective methods of working with children, young people and their carers. Experience of teaching, training and supervising Demonstrable experience of conducting complex audit/research and service evaluation.

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

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Children & Young People's Psychological Services East Lancs

The Mount



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