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Clinical Psychologist -CAMHS

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Are you dynamic, innovative and have a desire to be part of an integrated service that meets the holistic needs of the young people of Cornwall?Then this post could be for you!

This is a great time to be joining an expanding therapy team and the post will provide the opportunity to contribute to the development of therapeutic approaches in the acute pathwayCornwall Council families together and Cornwall Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for children and young people is changing - and for the better. We have developed a multiagency rapid response service (MARRS) that will deliver urgent care across services for children and young people who experience mental health and social care crisis across Cornwall. We aim to build an integrated pathway that will offer support and treatment for families in a joined-up way.

As part of this process, we have been working with families and staff to develop a new service that puts the young person and their family at the centre of what we do. We will provide a seamless, integrated, and holistic approach to crisis care, supporting families to bring about positive change that will benefit all those involved.

This post is 30 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary CAMHS team, who are focused on ensuring children and young people, and their families, get the right help at the right time. Your expertise is essential in the new model of care to ensure adaptive mentalization based integrative treatment. You will be reaching out to those hard to engage young people and their families, offering a family focused approach that keeps the young person at the centre of the care, working to prevent admission and supporting young people and their families on their journey of recovery.You will have a shared commitment to learning and development. We look forward to you incorporating your own experience into practice, but we are also committed to enhancing this, with training opportunities to support our care delivery in AMBIT, DBT and CBT to name but a few.The team currently offer urgent assessments in hospital, or in the community, and short-term intervention. We are proud to now offer intensive support at home, with those the young person care about around them, actively working with our partners to prevent children and young people being admitted into hospital. We operate a shift-based rota that covers 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to ensure the service is accessible, flexible, and able to respond in a timely manner.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience as a psychologist, working with children in either clinical or community settings.
  • Experience of working with young children with severe emotional/behavioural difficulties.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment, both as professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-agency care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 + 2004.

Training and Education


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology
  • Eligibility for registration as a Chartered Psychologist.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Evidence of undertaking training in supervision.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Mid Cornwall - Base TBC


PL31 2QN

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