Clinical Psychologist/Senior Clinical Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Corby, Northamptonshire
Negotiable Salary is dependant on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing clinical service for 14-35 year olds experiencing signs of being at risk for psychosis (the At-Risk Mental State [ARMS service]). This 1.0 WTE, permanent, preceptorship post is based across Northamptonshire, and is part of the wider Early Intervention in Psychosis service.

As a specialist mental health service, the ARMS service is committed to providing NICE-recommended interventions which include comprehensive assessment and psychological interventions for attenuated psychosis or co-existing mental health problems (e.g. depression, anxiety, emerging personality disorder, substance misuse). These activities are often supported with family interventions, care coordination, and community support. Psychological therapies are an integral part of the ARMS multi-disciplinary team. Key responsibilities would include supporting the team in developing psychological formulation for treatment planning; leading assessment using psychometric tools such as Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS); and delivering evidence-based individual psychological therapy (e.g. CBT) and family work.

Main duties of the job

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust was rated as Outstanding by CQC in 2018 and is a great place to work. We are proud of the Psychology provision within the Trust, and feedback has consistently been that we have a well-developed Psychology network in the Trust which offers a strong sense of professional identity, support and strategic influence. Psychology and psychological approaches are highly valued in the Trust, and Psychologists have the opportunity to shape clinical and organisational strategy as well as provide clinical services. We believe that supporting and involving our staff means that they enjoy their work more, and that our clinical services are better as a result.

About us

There are a significant number of psychologists employed within the Trust working across different specialties and there are excellent opportunities for professional development through regular monthly psychology meetings and active peer supervision networks. The Trust enjoys good links with both Oxford and Leicester Doctoral training courses.

Northamptonshire is a pleasant area with a mix of rural and urban locations and is within easy distance of other key locations in the Midlands with excellent rail and road links.

Please be aware that all staff employed by NHFT are expected to adhere to the current infection prevention and control guidelines, this includes the wearing of face masks at all times that are approved for use within healthcare. If you have and queries regarding this please contact the named person on the job advert prior to completing your application

For more information about this post please contact Dr. Charlotte Marriott (Principal Clinical Psychologist) at

Job description Job responsibilities

Regular supervision will be provided by the ARMS Principal Clinical Psychologist and further support from the Adult Mental Health Psychology manager. There are frequent training and CPD opportunities within the field of Early Intervention, with active regional and national networks and forums.

We are seeking individuals that strive to innovate and want to make a real difference through the work they do. We are looking for a clinical / counselling psychologist, ideally with some specialist clinical experience of working with symptoms of psychosis, as well as experience in working with complex clinical presentations. An interest in completing the CBT for Psychosis course and/or other clinically relevant training would be welcomed.

Equally important is the ability to develop innovative practice and play a key role in a developing service. You would need to work closely with partners in CAMHS, primary and secondary care. This will require you to exercise collaborative leadership skills within the Team and to promote the service externally. You will contribute to developing and monitoring the clinical outcomes and impact of the service and will have a flexible approach to changing patterns of service delivery as needed.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist/to be qualified in Sep 2022
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Evidence of willingness to develop and learn
  • Experience or willingness to participate in staff training
  • Experience or willingness to contribute to service development and evaluation
Skills Essential
  • A passion to work with people with at-risk mental states
  • Experience/ interest in working with people with Psychosis

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