Clinical Psychologist 3K Welcome Bonus

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year gross per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited to announce a new Clinical Psychologist post within our expanding under 18 Eating Disorders Pathway.This is a developing Pathway for young people under 18 and their families where there is an eating disorder. Ideally full time, but we are embracing flexible working so we invite you to talk with us & think about the best fit for this.This is a new additional post within an established MDT and we are looking for someone who is keen to contribute to innovative thinking and service development. You will be well supported by the team and the Consultant Lead for Psychological Therapies.As with many services we use a blended model of virtual and face-to-face working which provides opportunities for flexibility. You will have knowledge, skills and experience of working across the range of complexity and severity in young people. We are looking for individuals who bring enthusiasm, creativity and energy to work in this vital area.NSFT is engaged in a process of significant and exciting change with a new Suffolk-wide care group for Children, Young People and Families. We have a new leadership structure and are engaged, with our commissioners in a significant transformation process.We welcome applications from newly qualified staff who will be appointed at Band 7 until completion of an agreed preceptorship process.

This post offers a 3k welcome bonus for external applicants.
Main duties of the job

As well as looking for clinicians with positive values, who are proactive, and effective at working within teams , we are seeking people who have good active engagement skills across a range of ages, abilities and circumstances, who enjoy assessing and developing comprehensive and collaborative formulations that they can communicate effectively, and have skills in psychological interventions, using particular or integrated models. We need clinicians who can engage in routine outcome measuring and have both a systematic and compassionate approach to the young people and families they work with. It is vital that you see the importance of working across systems and can do that effectively. We work closely with other agencies to provide a range of services in this speciality.Of course we are looking for someone with the skills to undertake specialist eating disorder assessments, develop formulation based treatment plans and carry out evidence based treatments. Additionally we need someone who is a keen team player to help with our nextset of developments in our 'intensive treatment pathway'. We have additional new funding for this pathway and are currently in the advanced panning stages of development.

About us

NSFT is engaged in a process of significant and exciting change with a new Suffolk-wide care group for Children, Young People and Families, The county wide U19 eating disorder service has bases in both the East and West of the County of Suffolk and provides a service for those aged up to 18 in need of 'more help'. (THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) The service provides interventions in line with a young persons psychological & wider needs and developmental stage (both individually and as part of their changing relationship with self, family and wider world).As part of transformation we have a new leadership team for psychological services and are developing ways of conceptualising our understanding the way Children, YP and families present to mental health services in a way that really privileges their social context and their experiences.The care group includes the all age Eating Disorder Service delivered by an under 18 team and an adult team within a single leadership structure.We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist who is willing and happy to engage in a change process with excitement and challenges as part of this. We have an inspiring and supportive group of staff able to offer support and supervision.You will be part of a skilled community team with a real ethos of care for the young people and families seen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We would expect the post holder to work closely with others in the delivery and supervision of psychological interventions within the team.We will expect the post holder to work collaboratively and flexibly with others to undertake assessments, develop and share psychological formulations and develop treatment plans. You will also need to lead in the delivery of evidence based treatments and contribute to the maintenance of a psychologically safe working context, containing your own and others anxiety as you work.Your role will complement and enhance the existing psychological resources and skills within the team, provided by a range of professions making up the MDT. You will be supported through the Trust Management and Clinical Supervision structures, and from other psychology and multi-disciplinary colleagues.We value multi-agency collaborative working and aspire to values from Future In Mind and CYP-IAPT, such as service user participation and ensuring appropriate and evidence based services for the young people we see. We are engaged with a national training programme designed to enhance the treatment options for young people and families in this speciality and would expect you to participate in this training.This is an exciting opportunity to transform local services for young people and their families.

Person Specification
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

  • Additional Therapies Qualification e.g. CAT, CBT, EMDR

  • Has knowledge of Eating Disorders

Supervisor Training
  • Has completed and/or supervised a trainee

  • Has experience in supervision of trainees/assistants/other colleagues

Experience using assessments
  • Confident in using a range of assessments to aid formulation

  • Trained/used specialist assessments within previous roles

Communication skills
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills

  • Can demonstrate effective communication in multidisciplinary teams as well as service users/families/carers

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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