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Clinical Psychologist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Part Time
Do you have a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people facing mental health challenges? Are you a talented and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist seeking a stimulating and rewarding role?

We are seeking a highly motivated Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join our dynamic and supportive team within the 0-18 West Cheshire Children and Young People's Mental Health Service.

About the role:
  • In this role, you will play a pivotal role inassessing, treating, and supportingchildren and young people (aged 0-18) experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.
  • You will work collaboratively within amulti-disciplinary teamalongside other mental health professionals, social workers, and education staff.
  • We provide a comprehensive range ofevidence-based interventions, including individual therapy, group work, and family therapy.
  • You will be expected to deliverassessment, consultation, and a variety of therapeutic interventionstailored to the specific needs of your clients.
  • We particularly welcome applications from psychologists with an interest infamily therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),in addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • You will receiveexcellent clinical supervisionfrom our experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist and have the opportunity tocollaborate with colleagues in the community Eating Disorder team.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Psychologist in 0-18 Children and Young People's mental health teams you will assess, and treat mental health issues in children and adolescents.

You will collaborate with various professionals and play a crucial role in promoting child and adolescent mental well-being.

This includes individual and family therapy, as well as consultation and collaboration with educators, other mental health professionals, and external specialists.

You will also contribute to service development, research, and advocacy efforts.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • HCPC registration


  • Prequalification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Skills in conducting complex psychological assessment and intervention frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


  • Knowledge of psychological techniques to treat a range of disorders with specific reference to difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working with clients with a learning disability

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Marsden House

Brookdale Place



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