Senior Clinical Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a senior clinical psychologist to join Core CAMHS. We are looking for someone to work within our multidisciplinary teams, to provide specialist psychological assessment and interventions with some of our more complex young people and families across the pathways. You will be offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers. You would lead on one of our pathways, and offer supervision to other CAMHS staff. You will be working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams' policies and procedures. Additionally you will be utilising research skills for audit, and support the proposal and implementation of policy changes within the area served by the team/service.

Bases are either Newland House or Sudborough House, this will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

As the team's clinical psychologist you would assist with the assessment, formulation and therapeutic interventions for children and their carers who access the service.

We also hope you'll be able to provide consultation and advice to support the team in their duties, to provide spaces for case discussion and reflective practice, and to take part in team-training and our supervision processes. Your own training and development needs are important to us and we hope to support you within this as much as possible through systems of supervision and appraisal, and via your analysis of the work you are being asked to do.

You would be supervised managerially from within the team and clinically by the lead consultant clinical psychologist for our CAMHS service. There is a well-established and very supportive group of clinical psychologists within NHFT Core CAMHS and the wider CAMHS services.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Degree in psychology


  • 12 months CAMHS



  • Experience of working with a variety of client groups


  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Experience in supervising others
  • knowledge of eating difficulties difficulties


  • knowledge of system 1

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Newland House



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