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Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - CAMHS

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
We are looking for a Consultant Psychologist to join the Worcestershire CAMHS Team with a particular focus on supporting care for children with complex emotional needs. You would have a key role in providing clinical leadership and psychological expertise and be integral member of the senior leadership team.

We are seeking someone who is compassionate, trauma-informed and passionate about meeting the needs of children and young people and who is keen to innovate, develop and grow our existing offer to children with complex emotional needs. The service has a DBT programme and clinicians offer a range of trauma-informed psychological interventions in addition to children and young people. The successful post-holder would provide support to these areas and be supported to practice in their own chosen preferred therapeutic model.

We have strong links to the Coventry and Warwickshire Doctorate Course and an excellent record in supporting ongoing CPD and career development for psychologists and practitioners in our service.

Main duties of the job

Worcestershire CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team with three bases Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcestershire. In this role you would be offering county wide clinical leadership to the CAMHS team providing psychological interventions, supporting them in assessment, intervention and service development. Access to ongoing leadership development and support would be available for the successful post-holder.

Substantial experience of working in CAMHS and in supporting skills development for psychologists and CAMHS practitioners would be essential for this role.

You would be working closely with other senior clinical leaders and managers and offering advice, consultation and liaison with other agencies supporting young people. The service highly values care focused on the needs of the young person that is evidence based and delivered with compassion.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing including wellbeing festivals and access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide clinical leadership
  • Take clinical responsibility and coordinate the provision of psychological interventions within a defined service area, working autonomously and using initiative.
  • Provide highly specialist clinical expertise, taking responsibility for yourself and the quality of the service you provide to young people and families.
  • Carry a clinical caseload of young people with complex difficulties and support other staff in clinical assessment, care-planning and decision making.
  • Support the Service Lead for Psychological Interventions in developing improvements in the provision of psychological interventions, and working collaborative with partnership agencies to facilitate an integrated approach to meeting the needs of young people.
  • Support professional development through supervision, teaching and MDT working, promoting an approach which values the voice of the young person and their families.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge required specific to the role and clinical area i.e. Psychological interventions for children and young people seen in a CAMHS service, including CYPs with complex emotional needs
  • Knowledge of working with a wide variety of patient groups across the full range of clinical severity and complexity, in a range of settings
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of Clinical or Counselling Psychology


  • Strategic planning, development and commissioning of psychological services within and across organisation



  • BSc/BA Honours degree at 2:1 or above in psychology.
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Post-graduate level or above training and qualification in NHS leadership/management or equivalent leadership/
  • management experience
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice



  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Experience in developing research and development programmes within psychology therapy services
  • Experience in teaching and training of trainee and post-qualification psychological therapists, and of non-psychological staff
  • NHS/Leadership experience managing or providing professional leadership to a range of qualified psychological therapy staff (including recruitment, appraisal, performance management and clinical supervision)
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for the application of multi-theoretical psychological assessment, intervention and evaluation with a range of common and complex mental health needs
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary services


  • Experience of representing psychological services in local and regional policy forums
  • Experience of influence at strategic levels within and outside the organisation
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Experience in leading in multidisciplinary services

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Aconbury North, Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way



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