Clinical Psychologist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
It's an exciting time to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cornwall. Where your clinical expertise, training and high level of specialist experience are recognised with a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist who would feel ready for a Band 8a role to join our growing psychology team within Cornwall CAMHS. The CAMHS teams offer a range of services according to the THRIVE model (AFC-Tavistock model) and specialist care pathways. The posts involve offering assessment and intervention for our specialist 'getting help' and 'getting more help' pathways as well as consultation and support into our newly developed Early Help Network consultation meetings. The post therefore offers a good balance between early help/preventative/consultation work and highly specialist interventions for young people with more acute and complex needs. Training and supervision in a range of interventions to deliver and support our NICE informed care pathways is supported and encouraged.

In collaboration with Exeter University we have trained a significant number of Clinical Associate Psychologists to support assessments and deliver CAMHS interventions in school settings. Working alongside these new psychologists, implementing our Psychological Therapies Strategy will be a large part of the role.

Main duties of the job

It's an exciting time to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cornwall. Where your clinical expertise, training and high level of specialist experience are recognised with a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning.

Here's what we can offer you:
  • Being part of an innovative and supportive clinical leadership team dedicated to providing high-quality clinical care.
  • Responsibility for the safe and effective running of the psychology services and excellent working relationships with our commissioners, partners and the agencies we work with.
  • Opportunities for audit, research and leading service modernisation and improvements with the support of a dedicated quality lead.
  • Regular reflective practice, clinical supervision, training and professional development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours to suit you and pay grade depending on your experience

We would love to have an informal conversation with you about these posts and our services in beautiful Cornwall which is a fantastic place to live and work.

This post will be based in St Austell at Shaw House which is within the St Austell Community Hospital grounds. This post will be full time Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience as a psychologist, working with children in either clinical or community settings.
  • Experience of working with young children with severe emotional/behavioural difficulties.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment, both as professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-agency care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 + 2004.

Training and Education


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology
  • Eligibility for registration as a Chartered Psychologist.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Evidence of undertaking training in supervision.

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.

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

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Shaw House

St Austell

PL31 2QN

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