Clinical Psychologist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join a thriving Specialist CAMHS team. This would be an ideal post for a newly qualified clinician, or a more experienced Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist who would like to expand on their CAMHS experience and leadership skills. We have flexibility of offering 1.0 WTE post or 2x 0.6 WTE post.

Main duties of the job

As part of this role you would contribute to core CAMHS work, including offering Initial Assessments and Interventions, input to the clinic Duty system, and offer highly specialist Psychological interventions. We are looking to appoint a psychologist who is keen to work towards taking on leadership roles within the Aldershot team. This could include being the Routine Outcome Measures lead or a leadership role for our Anxiety and Depression Care Pathway. There may also be scope to contribute to the delivery of specialist evidence-based group interventions using a DBT model and groups that form part of our Trauma Pathway. In addition, the role could provide opportunities within our neurodevelopment team if Autism Spectrum Condition/ADHD was a specialist interest of the candidate.

You will also be given the opportunity to consider supervisory roles appropriate to your stage of development. The supervisory responsibilities could be for the undergraduate psychology placement student, an assistant psychologist and potentially a Trainee Clinical Psychologist on placement from the doctoral training course at the University of Southampton.

You will receive regular supervision from the Senior Clinical Psychologist in the team, and will have opportunities to link with other Child Psychologists in the trust, as well as access training opportunities offered by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.

About us

Aldershot Specialist CAMHS is a friendly, innovative and exciting team working with high levels of complexity and risk. You would join a strong multidisciplinary team offering assessments and interventions to children and young people experiencing severe and enduring psychological distress.

Hampshire CAMHS is an innovative service for children and families. We are part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We have 7 community teams across the county, as well as a number of specialist teams - single point of access and Early Help service, the specialist Eating Disorder Service, i2i - our urgent assessment and home treatment team and Mental Health Support Teams in schools. We are enhancing and further developing our service, having recently secured significant investment from commissioners. This includes the creation of a paediatric psychiatric liaison service and a new blended digital and face to face team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed information can be found in the attached job description and person specification please ensure you address all the criteria in your application, and that you are professionally registered. If you are not registered, we will not be able to shortlist you.

The successful candidate will be:

Flexible and innovative

Clinically skilled in psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation

Passionate about working in a CAMHS population

Educated in and have a sound theoretical knowledge of child development and attachment

Skilled in the delivery of appropriate individual and group-based interventions

Able to creatively engage with children as well as work closely with families and professional networks

Keen to learn supervisory skills to supervise assistant psychologists and possibly trainees from the clinical doctorate programme

Keen to work towards leadership roles within the Aldershot team.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable criteria


  • 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 HCPC.
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) 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.
  • High level of knowledge and skills in neuropsychology and evidence of further practice and/or training since qualification.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.


  • Experience of offering teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of working with the particular client group served by the team/service
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill


GU11 1AY

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