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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
2023 looks set to be a significant year of development for our psychological services workforce in South Staffordshire Children and Young People's Learning Disability Team (CYP LD TEAM), working alongside our specialist CAMHS services. We have the opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our Specialist CYP LD Team, following our current psychologist leaving due to a promotion. We are able to accept applications from newly qualifying Clinical Psychologists seeking a Band 7-8a development post in 2023. We are also able to consider requests for flexible working and/or reduced hours (minimum 0.8 wte). The position is based in Lichfield and will cover South Staffordshire. The candidate will work alongside our current Clinical Psychologist and be part of the wider MDT, which includes Nursing, OT, SALT and Psychiatry.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will benefit from being part of a programme of development and improvement in the psychological work offered across our five Specialist CAMHS Teams. We are prioritizing strong clinical leadership, high quality psychological practice and psychologically informed specialist CAMHS provision. Psychological practice across CAMHS will be further assured by the development of a strategy for psychological professions and psychological practice within our CAMHS transformation programme.

The ideal candidates will be:
  • Passionate about working with the children and young people seen in our CYP LD service
  • Collaborative in their approach to working with children, young people, their families and networks
  • Excited about the opportunity to contribute to service developments
  • Keen to maximize what psychologists can deliver whilst also working with, and recognizing the strengths of, the multi-disciplinary team

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holders will be responsible for the provision of a therapeutic psychological / mental health service to children and young people presenting with psychological distress and mental health difficulties. The role will incorporate complex assessments leading to psychological formulations and the delivery of effective interventions to this population. There will be ample opportunity to offer consultation and psychological formulation support and advice to teams and other agencies.

You will have strong professional links through our new senior psychology roles and through a supportive professional leadership structure sat within a children and families care group. Our Clinical Psychologists regularly provide placements to Trainees. You can also expect to have your own training needs supported along with receiving regular clinical, professional and management supervision.

The post-holders will need to be able to work in a range of settings, including clinic settings, home visits, residential settings, and schools as well as attending meetings at different sites. As such, the ability to travel across South Staffordshire is required. The impact of working in pandemic conditions has facilitated use of digital/remote working practices and this is likely to continue where it is of benefit.

There is no doubt that these are busy and testing times for any CAMHS service but the developments we have in process will also bring opportunities to improve access and support high quality and psychologically informed practice. We think this makes it an exciting time to join us.

Person Specification



  • experience managing a large and various caseload


  • 5 years experience as a clinical psychologist



  • Managing high level of risk


  • Dealing with sensitive and confidential information

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Block 6, St Michael's Court, Trent Valley Road


WS13 6EE

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