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Clinical Psychologist

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

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to join our CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team (IOT). We are happy to consider job sharing and part-time working. We are also willing to consider newly-qualified psychologists and also those in the final year of training. This would be in a Band 7 preceptorship post. Please contact us to talk over any questions about the post. There is also a recruitment incentive of �5000 pro rata, for new staff recruited to NHFT.

IOT is a Northamptonshire service that provides intensive, time-limited, home-based support and intervention for young people in mental-health crisis (including severe eating disorders, psychosis, and self-harm). We use a whole team approach to work with a limited caseload of young people. We aim to prevent unnecessary or potentially unhelpful admissions to Inpatient CAMHS by working with families to stabilise difficult situations and through providing intensive support in the home. We work closely with our CAMHS partners to plan the longer-term care that is needed too. We also work closely with our CAMHS inpatient teams to reduce length of admission and/or to offer a more intensive approach on discharge, if this is required.

Main duties of the job

You would be part of an MDT (comprising nursing, family-therapy, psychology, psychiatry, CAMHS social-work and occupational therapy components) that works closely together on the caseload that we carry. As the team's clinical psychologist, you would assist with assessment, care planning and therapeutic interventions. 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.

You will be supervising an assistant psychologist and we regularly take trainee clinical psychologists from the Leicester and Oxford DClinPsy programmes.

You would be supervised managerially from within the team and clinically by the lead consultant clinical psychologist for our part of CAMHS. There is a well-established and very supportive group of clinical psychologists within NHFT CAMHS, but within the Inpatient, IOT and Crisis team-cluster itself, you would also be one of four qualified clinical psychologists.

If you have any questions regarding this advert, please contact Sandra Mehrtens (IOT Team Manager) on 03000 271391, or Naz Wagle (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Therapist) on 03000 270832. We would be happy to answer any questions and to arrange visits and further discussion if this is helpful to you.

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



  • Clinical Psychology registration
  • Experience in mental health settings


  • Experience of supervising others
  • knowledge of attachment difficulties



  • Experience of working in a direct therapeutic role


  • Experience in CAMHS



  • Experience of psychological assessments and treatment
  • Experience in intervention approaches


  • Evidence of CPD development
  • Experience of supporting students/assistant psychologists

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CAMHS Intensive outreach team

John Greenwood shipman centre, Farmbrook court



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