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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Due to an increase in the demand for support and therapeutic interventions for looked after children and care leavers in the East Riding, we are excited to be able to offer an opportunity for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our team. Our service provides therapeutic interventions to looked after children and care leavers, specialising in supporting individuals who have attachment difficulties and/or have experienced developmental trauma. Our work includes working with carers/parents, work with residential care teams and systemic work with families and multi-agency teams, always with a clear focus on improving outcomes for children looked after and care leavers (aged 16 to 25 years of age). If you feel you would enjoy working within in a multi-disciplinary team committed to providing both direct work and consultation to other professionals, you will be well suited to this role.

As such, you will join a small, committed and multidisciplinary LAC Service within East Riding CAMHS and this post will provide opportunities for professional development and personal growth. Successful applicants will also have access to regular supervision and support from experienced Clinical Psychologists working within the service.

We are looking for practitioners who perceive challenges as opportunities and can influence, inspire, and energise others, as well as work with people's strengths to promote service improvement and service user experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide advanced assessments and evidenced based therapeutic interventions for young people who are looked after, and to care leavers including those living in residential children's homes, supported lodgings and and foster care placements.
  • To provide comprehensive written reports to MDT following assessment and consultation.
  • To contribute to complex decision making around, for example, the commissioning of external therapeutic interventions.
  • To work autonomously and collaboratively within an MDT, providing consultation, wellbeing support and teaching.
  • To facilitate reflective practice sessions and contribute to systemic thinking.
  • To provide ad-hoc emotional/well-being support to local authority staff and carers/parents.
  • To formulate psychological treatment plans that are specific to each child/young person and family.
  • To facilitate multi-agency consultations and contribute to complex decision making around the child or young person's emotional wellbeing.
  • To select and administer highly specialist psychological assessments including psychometric assessments and to interpret and effectively communicate this highly complex data.
  • To contribute to service evaluation/audit and development work.
  • There will be a requirement to provide a service between 8.00 am - 8.00 pm over a 6 day Monday - Saturday period, to meet the needs of service delivery.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Doctoral Level/Masters Level/Post graduate modules plus significant relevant experience in complex LAC case management
  • Current professional registration with relevant regulatory body e.g. HCPC.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in specific field where post is held i.e. LAC practice
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience in supervising, mentoring and/or teaching


  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to clinical area to advanced level e.g complex trauma, ARC, DDP, AMBIT
  • A breath of clinical practice including clinically specialising in field where the post is held i.e. CAMHS, LAC
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • An interest in/experience of providing staff wellbeing support.
  • Be able tp demonstrate leadership skills at an advanced level.

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Walker Street Children's Centre

70 Walker Street



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