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Clinical Lead/Applied Psychologist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity is available as Clinical Lead in the Autism Assessment Team in BeeU.

BeeU is the secondary care Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) that provides care to children, young people and families in Telford, Shropshire and Wrekin.

BeeU is made up of a Core Mental Health Team, Community Eating Disorder Team, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities and Autism Team.

This role will be suitable for a Psychologist who has experience of working with children with neurodiversity and who is experienced in or would like to progress into a Clinical Lead position.

Main duties of the job

The Autism Assessment team is a diagnostic assessment team that provides NICE compliant diagnostic assessment to children and young people who live in Telford, Shropshire and Wrekin.

The successful applicant will the clinical lead, overseeing the diagnostic process and chairing Multi-Disciplinary Meetings. The role will provide leadership over the service and provide supervision to to MDT.

The successful applicant will have knowledge and experience of undertaking Autistic Spectrum Condition assessments. It is desirable that they are trained and experienced in ADOS and ADI assessments.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main duties of the role will be:
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the team.
  • Attendance at weekly Multi Disciplinary Team Meetings to support team.
  • Provide guidance and where needed meet with complex clients.
  • Review of referrals with team.
  • Review and manage waiting list processes.
  • Consult on clients presenting with risk.
  • Consult with other parts of the service around meeting the needs of young people with autistic spectrum conditions.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Applied Psychologist
  • Supervision Training
  • Additional Training in a Assessment/Therapeutic Model


  • ADOS/ADI Training
  • Post qualification experience

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate highly complex information in an easy to access manner


  • Experience in liaising with stakeholders



  • Experience of working with children with neurodiversity
  • Experience of Providing Clinical Supervision to HCPC registered clinicians
  • Experience of overseeing psychological assessments and reports


  • Experience of Clinical Leadership
  • Experience of chairing MDT discussions and overseeing ASD Diagnostic Assessments

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Severnfields, Shrewsbury



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