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Clinical Psychologist - Community Paediatrics

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
An opportunity has arisen in our Trust for a clinical psychologist wishing to work with children and young people (CYP) within a community paediatric setting. This is an exciting time for the Community Paediatric Service given that we are growing our team and developing the multidisciplinary care pathways within the service.

There will be the opportunity tosupervise an assistant psychologist and trainee clinical psychologists and to support a band 7 psychologist. You will be encouraged to contribute to the overall development of the service.

More widely, you would be part of the thriving BHT Psychological Services, consisting of 29 psychological therapists working across Buckinghamshire. A small part of your role will be to work with this team to help the development of psychology in paediatrics.

Main duties of the job

You would be providing care and treatment for CYP and their families presenting with neurodevelopmental, acute and/or long term health conditions, both individually and within a group setting. There are opportunities for interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary working, developing supervision skills, and you will receive regular supervision from the principal clinical psychologist in the team.

You will be enabled to develop core skills in the psychological assessment and treatment of CYP on a paediatric pathway, and in particular to build specific neurodevelopmental assessment skills in ASD / ADHD. There are particular service initiatives to develop multidisciplinary assessment and care pathways for younger children with emerging neurodiversity and associated needs, and this would be a particular emphasis in terms of service development.

This post would suit a clinical psychologist interested in working in a healthcare setting with people with neurodevelopmental and physical health difficulties. Applications from psychologists who are more newly qualified but who have relevant experience and would aim to develop into the post are also welcomed. The right candidate will have good interpersonal skills, feel comfortable working in a physical healthcare setting, be able to bring psychological viewpoints to the wider team, and demonstrate a strong commitment to self-development and care.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

The ideal candidate will replicate our CARE values, going above and beyond to ensure optimum service delivery.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 and those who trained abroad) as accredited by the BPS, or with a statement of equivalence from the BPS
  • HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Evidence of regular CPD since qualification



  • Supervised experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the lifespan and presenting with a wide range of clinical severity across a wide range of care settings
  • Experience of individual psychological assessment and interventions with children and young people (CYP) with both acute and long term physical health problems
  • Experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Experience of working with families and carers
  • Experience of delivering group interventions to CYP/their families
  • Experience of liaising with related services which may be required for patient care e.g. IAPT, CAMHS
  • Experience of interdisciplinary working in a physical healthcare setting


  • Experience of working effectively in an unstructured and constantly changing environment



  • Skills in assessing people with complex psychological, health and social difficulties (CYP and families)
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of legislation and national guidance in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • Able to identify psychological difficulty in a short time frame and to be able to act appropriately to address the person's needs



  • Able to travel to travel between Trust sites and to the CAMHS service

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust



Whielden Street,

Amersham, Buckinghamshire


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