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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£43,742 to £57,349 pro rata per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join North Tyneside CAMHS. The service caters for children and young people aged 0-18 and their families, who are affected by a variety of mental health difficulties.

We are looking for a motivated team player to join our multi-disciplinary neurodevelopmental assessment team and support with the delivery of psychologically informed assessment, formulation and intervention. Prior knowledge of cognitive assessments (e.g. WISC-V) is desirable as is some skill in delivering evidence based interventions.

The role will involve supporting psychological formulation and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) under supervision of a Senior Clinical Psychologist and within a multi-disciplinary team.

The post will be based at Albion Road Resource Centre, North Shields but the post holder may be required to work at other sites within the Trust.

This post falls within the provisions of Agenda for Change Annex 20 - Development of Professional Roles, whereby upon completion of an agreed set of competencies you may move onto the next pay band without the need for an application for a post at a higher level.

For further information on Annex 20, please see:

Main duties of the job

The duties of the post will include contributing to specialist assessment to help those around the child make sense of their difficulties (all aspects of assessment, including the contribution of neurodevelopmental factors, mental health, learning, systemic factors, the role of trauma). We are looking for someone with an interest and experience in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, ASC and mental health.

The successful applicant may be asked to deliver parents and carer workshops.

Post holder will work into the neurodevelopmental specialty within CAMHS although may be required to work across locality CAMHS Teams as required.

There will also be opportunities to develop individual interests with regards to all other service contributions across CAMHS and an expectation of working across teams to offer psychological expertise.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a qualified specialist clinical/counselling psychology service to clients of CAMHS, across all sectors of care providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Essential previous experience will include: working in mental health services (or equivalent) with children and their families is essential, preferably in CAMHS experience of working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions and specifically, assessment within a diagnostic context of such conditions.

Person Specification



  • First degree in Psychology or related subject with the British Psychological Society's Graduate Basis for Registration.
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology.
  • Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Albion Road Clinic

North Shields

NE29 0HG

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