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CAMHS - Principal Clinical Psychologist (LAC)

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Our Family Safeguarding multi-disciplinary team is based in Bury Council Children's services. The teams work with children and families to help and support them in change. The teams work with Children in Need, Children subject to Child Protection Plans, Children subject to pre-proceedings. The teams use a partnership approach to support parents, families and carers experiencing the challenges of domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse. The purpose of the teams is to tackle the impact of abuse and neglect from within the family on children's welfare and where appropriate, to promote the upbringing of children by their families The Family Safeguarding Teams use a Motivational Interviewing model of practice in their work. This is designed to empower and engage parents to make the positive changes needed to achieve improved outcomes for their children and their own wellbeing. They use a range of Family Program Modules within the FS Workbook to effect change and utilise group supervision Family Safeguarding Teams are co - located multidisciplinary teams consisting of social work professionals and adult workers. Their aim is to work collaboratively with the right families, at the right time, respecting families' rights, following guidance and law. They take a whole family approach to child protection to keep more children safely at home with their families.

Main duties of the job

To take a lead role in the further development and delivery of the Social Care CAMH team with support from the management team within both CAMHS and Children's Social Care. To lead on liaison with key stakeholders, provision of a high quality clinical service including consultation and training, and clinical supervision of a small number of specialist professionals within the team. To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical input to the Cared for Children's Service. To supervise and support the assessment and intervention provided by other staff who provide care and treatment. To offer training, supervision, consultation and intervention. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the team. To utilise skills and lead on service evaluation and audit, training, policy and service development as appropriate.

Registration with the HCPC and previous CAMHS experience is essential for this role. The successful candidate will need to be an excellent communicator and enjoy team and multi-disciplinary working.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop. Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the role and when making your application do refer to the attached job description and person specification. When completing the supporting information section of your application, we want to see examples of how you demonstrate each of the criteria listed on the person specification. This is ultimately what you're going to be shortlisted against.

Person Specification



  • Satisfactory completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctoral Level postgraduate professional training course in Clinical Psychology (the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.



  • Experience of supervising of qualified clinical staff from a range of professional backgrounds including Chartered Psychologists.
  • Post qualification training in assessment and intervention models in one or more of the following: parent-infant relationships, attachment, complex trauma, or family systems.



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity o Experience of working as a qualified psychologist within Adult Mental Health services or services related to o Application Form o Interview AFC 18/7/23 JME-172-23 Clinical Psychologist Family Safeguarding Band 8b across the full range of care settings
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to empathically, sensitively and effectively communicate clinical and condition related information to clients, their families, carers and professional colleagues (within and outside the NHS) that is extremely complicated or technical extremely sensitive and potentially distressing to the recipient or that is extremely contentious or challenging.
  • Ability to alert line manager / team when direction, policies and strategies are adversely affecting users of services or the public
  • Ability to recognise and report behaviour that undermines equality and diversity
  • Ability to critically evaluate and review developments made by others to determine if and how they could be applied within own area of work.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street



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