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Clinical Psychologist

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 Hours Per Week

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologist to join our friendly and dynamic multi-disciplinary specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Alongside the team, you will play a key role in offering assessments, formulations and evidence based interventions, to children and adolescents who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties.

The service offers a range of professional development opportunities and training and clinical supervision will be offered by one of the Senior Clinical Psychologists within the team. We also have close links with the Leeds University clinical psychology doctorate training course.

The post will be part of the core team, however, you will work alongside the other specialist pathways including eating disorders, crisis presentations, young people with learning disabilities in order to meet the emotional and well being needs of young people within the Calderdale area. The post is based at Laura Mitchell Health Centre in Halifax town centre.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS Check.

If you wish to learn more about the role please contact Claire McGuinness (Service Manager), Joanne Spinks (Team Manager) or Katie Gregson-Curtis (Clinical Psychologist/Lead Clinician) on 01422 262380.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Main duties of the job

You will be working within the Calderdale CAMHS Core Team as part of a wider CAMHS service enabling direct access and support from a range of specialist pathways and specialist practitioners.

You will share psychological skills and knowledge in direct work with children and young people and also provide a psychological perspective to the team.

You will have direct responsibility for an individual caseload of children & young people presenting with severe, complex and high-risk mental health issues.

You will be actively involved in delivering training to the wider CAMHS Team and wider partner agencies.

You will provide supervision of Assistant Psychologists when required.

You will be expected to lead projects and other clinical based initiatives as part of delivering an innovative and high-quality service.

You will demonstrate a commitment and promote the use of routine outcome measures as a key service standard to evidence positive outcomes for children and young people and overall service effectiveness.

You will need to be confident in using a range of IT skills and will need to maintain up-to-date records and activity data in line with the Trust record keeping standards.

You will need to be a car driver and have access to a vehicle.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The post holder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.

The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder when necessary and in line with the service developments.

The post holder will provide specialist clinical psychology skills within a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will provide a high quality clinical service to the users of the service.

They will provide highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention while working collaboratively with non-psychologist colleagues, professionals from other agencies and carers.

They will be clinically responsible to a senior clinical psychologist. Clinical oversight of all work will be held by the clinical lead in the service.

The job plan will be delivered in the services the post is based.

The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team while observing Trust and National policies and procedures.

The post holder will provide support to Assistant Psychologists and Doctoral trainees. They will utilise research skills in audit, service development and research relevant to the post.

To offer consultation, supervision and training when required by other agencies involved in the psychological, emotional and behavioural well-being of people referred to the service.

To provide consultation, assessment and intervention in the service.

To work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary context.

Person Specification



  • Hons. Degree in Psychology.
  • Doctoral qualification clinical psychology.
  • Appropriate safeguarding training.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.


  • 2:1 min.
  • Eligible for chartered status.

Special Knowledge and Skills


  • Communication skills.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability).
  • IT Literate.


  • Research skills.
  • Knowledge of adult & child protection legislation.
  • Awareness of legislation relevant to the clinical area of practice.

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post.
  • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).

Personal Attributes


  • Caring.
  • Team Player.
  • Commitment to supervision and support.


  • Flexible.
  • Committed to client group.



  • Completion of supervised clinical practice in the NHS.
  • Ability to work within two models of psychological assessment, formulation and intervention.


  • Experience in working with service users in the clinical area of the post.
  • Different theoretical approaches.
  • Work with other disciplines.
  • Work with people who have disabilities.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Laura Mitchell Health & Wellbeing Centre

Great Albion Street



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