Senior Clinical Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic 8a Clinical Psychologist to join our CYP Community Eating Disorder Service. The service offers assessment, formulation and treatment to children and young people with eating disorder presentations. The successful applicant will be part of a innovative and passionate multi-disciplinary team who promote a culture of best outcomes for service users. In addition you will be working with an established group of psychologists who engage with the wider psychology services across the trust.

A welcome award of £5000 is offered for this post, paid in the first 18 months of employment.

(Preceptors/Suitable Band 7 applicants will be considered)

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist psychological assessments of children and young people referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuro-psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's psychological problems including developmental background, interpersonal patterns of relating, service and diagnostic issues. These plans will be based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

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.

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 Essential Essential
  • Degree in psychology
  • knowledge of attachment difficulties
  • 12 months CAMHS
  • Evidence in application that they are self motivated and can work under pressure
Essential Essential
  • Good self/time management and organisational skills
  • Good communication skills evidence within application and interview
  • Good Knowledge of system 1
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team structure

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