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Clinical Psychologist with SCAAS and CAMHS Neuro - Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing multi agency team comprising Paediatricians, Clinical Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Clinical Psychologist who would be able to work closely with multi disciplinary colleagues to offer leadership and clinical expertise. It is important that the applicant has experience working as part of an MDT providing evidence-based neurodiverse assessments in line with NICE guidance, with consideration of differential diagnosis. Evidence of effective partnership working with education and health colleagues is essential.

We are seeking someone who will:
  • Work well with colleagues, families and commissioners, adapting their communication style appropriately and showing leadership and compassion.
  • Show a good understanding of neurodiversity and differential diagnosis
  • have experience working in Children's services and strong clinical skills.
  • demonstrate clear communication of the development of the team both within the service/ directorate and relevant external service.
  • have a range of experience of working within services which deliver innovative and high-quality services to children and young people.
  • hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Main duties of the job

  • Working as part of the SCAAS and Neuro Team offering high quality assessment and formulation of children's needs.
  • Holding the 'child's voice' as central to all decision making and working towards the best outcomes for children and families.
  • Work as part of the diagnostic pathway providing clinical expertise.
  • Offer clinical supervision and consultation to a range of multi-agency colleagues
  • Support staff training and development.
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership, managerial and clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.
  • We will offer you: The challenge of complex and varied work within an integrated multi agency team
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.
  • Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • Eligible for Chartered status & demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: HCPC & BPS
  • Evidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS or ASC setting
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation


  • Masters level qualification or equivalent (including evidence of working towards this level)

Length and/or Nature of Experience


  • Demonstrate extensive, post qualification experience of providing highly specialist and profession-based as well as evidence-based interventions within a clinical/therapeutic setting
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and clinical expertise and be able to take a lead role on the provision of a high quality specialist ASD assessment pathway including consultation, assessment and therapeutic intervention)
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and highly specialist professional consultancy and clinical leadership regarding service delivery of ASD/neurodiversity related clinical practice. This will include experience of contributing to service development initiatives or providing a formal clinical leadership role within clinical practice
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and highly specialist professional consultancy and training to partner agencies
  • Be proficient in the manipulation of complex psychological test equipment for use in formal testing situations


  • Experience of leading and developing outcome tools/clinical evaluation systems
  • Substantial experience of delivering services in accordance to recognised therapeutic models

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Evergreen House

Charlton Lane


GL53 9DZ

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