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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
(applicant choice)
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
We are excited to be able to go out to advert for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our expanding children and young people's eating disorder (CYPEDS) community team.

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality specialist clinical/counselling psychology service to clients as part of a multidisciplinary team. To supervise and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by assistant and trainee psychologists and other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

We value ourselves in being a close, supportive, and containing team that is passionate about providing high quality care, and look forward to welcoming you to be part of it.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist service to adolescents and their families with eating disorders and complex psychological problems both directly and through advice and consultation to other professionals whilst working autonomously within professional guidelines and to the relevant policies and procedures. The role will involve both direct therapy work and indirect specialist support to the team, overall CAMHS service and other agencies.

The post holder will be expected to work with eating disorders, complex psychological problems and distress and provide highly specialist individual, family and group psychological assessment, formulations and intervention. It will be expected that the post holder will also provide regular supervision and consultation on client's psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

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.

Approximately 568,000 people live her. 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 increase the numbers of people who use out 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

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical counselling psychology
  • Current HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Evidence of undertaking training in supervision.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.


  • Managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Skills and Aptitude


  • Skills in training preparation and delivery to a wide range of staff groups
  • Good organisational skills
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.


  • Advanced keyboard Skills
  • Additional training in one or more specialised areas of psychological practice

Knowledge and abilities


  • 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
  • Well developed skills in communicating effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients and families, carers and other professional colleagues.
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 + 2004.
  • Analysis and evaluation of interventions.


  • Experience of working with children and young people in care.
  • Knowledge of structures and operations of Children's Services Authority.
  • Experience of working with eating disorders.

Personal Qualities


  • Accepting, Empathetic, Curious and Playful Clinician
  • A team player
  • Relational Focussed and Trauma Informed

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Truro Health Park / Newquay Integrated Health Hub / 6a Heathlands, Liskeard

(applicant choice)

PL31 1NG

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