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8b Principal Clinical Psychologist - Development Opportunity

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Leamington Spa
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Principal Clinical Psychologist - South Warwickshire RISE (CAMHS)

Exciting opportunity for psychologists who are committed to working with children and young people.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Principal Clinical Psychologist to be part of RISE core mental health services.

We will consider offering this opportunity a development post to clinicians currently working at an 8a level, helping you progress to an 8b via a supported process of professional development.

RISE is Coventry and Warwickshire's specialist mental health service for children and young people, previously known as CAMHS. You will work within our evidence-based pathways to deliver clinically effective, person-centered services to the young people we support. You will receive excellent support and opportunities for continuing professional development, training and therapeutic model accreditation, in line with service objectives. You will have access to individual clinical supervision as well as some group-based model supervision for those delivering specific interventions within the service (eg EMDR, CBT). Clinical leadership opportunities are actively encouraged and supported.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a rich and supportive multi-disciplinary team consisting of child and adolescent psychotherapists, nurses, children's wellbeing practitioners, psychiatrists, art therapists, assistant psychologists, social workers and trainees and students from a range of psychological professional backgrounds.

You will be enthusiastic and motivated with excellent clinical skills ready to meet the challenges of delivering the best possible services across RISE. We can offer flexibility in terms of working patterns and hours.

This is an exciting time to join the RISE service as we expand the psychological professionals workforce and move towards an integrated children's directorate implementing a new clinical framework for children's wellbeing.

You will be working closely with team and clinical leads within Rise Services and have opportunities to help shape and develop our core mental health provision. Reporting to the Service Manager and the Consultant Psychologist for Rise Core, you will be enthusiastic and motivated with excellent clinical skills and ready to meet the challenges of delivering the best possible services across RISE. You will play a key role in supporting the service through a period of growth and change and your skills in helping teams manage this transition will be key to your success.

About us

To successful candidates we can also offer :-

Regular management supervision and appraisal

Flexible working patterns and hours, which will include some virtual working

Opportunities for creative specialised or shared roles

Participation in reflective practice and complex case discussion groups

Friendly experienced MDT settings

Opportunities to contribute to service transformation and innovation eg home treatment team for eating disorders and specialist tailored mental health provision, such as for ARFID and Gender Identity

Involvement in the development of the local DClinPsy training programme as well as opportunity to teach on the course

Development of leadership skills through in-service experience and training

A chance to be part of a service with a Good CQC rating

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please visit our CWRise website ( and andWhat is Rise? - YouTubefor further information regarding our service model. Find out what it is like to work for RISE atWhat are the benefits of working for Rise? - YouTube

We would welcome a conversation with you to speak about the role and how your future might look at RISE. Please do get in touch or arrange a visit with us.

Please contact Dr Nisheela Baxter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Emma Short, Team Leader

Person Specification



  • Advanced knowledge across range procedures, underpinned by theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of a range of psychological procedures and techniques plus knowledge (acquired through any background i.e. arts or other degree, RMN, psychology, social work, OT, teaching) of specialist therapeutic techniques acquired through professional diploma, advanced diploma / accreditation / registration or further substantial training and accredited clinical supervision plus experience plus management experience to doctoral or equivalent level.
  • Additional specialist training
  • Hold current professional registration with a body appropriate to the field.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as outlined by appropriate professional body

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialist assessment methods and therapeutic approaches in relation to the client group.
  • Skills in applying this knowledge. Well developed communication skills, suitable to the specialty.
  • Experience of team working.
  • Experience in providing consultancy to colleagues.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of research and audit methodology suitable to the job.
  • Formal training and/or significant experience in supervision of other psychological services staff including doctoral level trainees



  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for work.
  • Experience of teaching, training, and supervising.



  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services.

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


South Warwickshire RISE - Orchard House and Stratford Healthcare

Orchard House, 83 Radford Road

Leamington Spa

CV31 1JQ

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