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Clinical Psychologist/Developmental

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part 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 to join our North Cornwall CAMHS team, based in Launceston. We are open to applicants from Clinical Psychologists who feel ready for a Band 8a role, however we are also very happy to consider applicants who wish to consider a Developmental role. Our developmental role posts enable clinicians to start with us in a Band 7 job role, and receive coaching and supervision to enable them to achieve competence as an 8a psychologist over an 18 - 24 month period.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified clinical psychology service to children and adolescent and their families with complex psychological problems, across all sectors of care: Proving Highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on client's psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

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.

Just over 532,000 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Launceston Family Hub


PL31 2QN

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