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Neurodevelopment Senior Clinical Psychologist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The neurodevelopmental service within CAMHS is seeking a motivated and talented clinical psychologist who will work with the MDT to provide appropriate diagnoses and support to children and young people and their families for those with a range of neurodevelopment presentations. The post is offered at 8a (senior clinical psychologist). However, we welcome newly qualified psychologists into a band 7 developmental role where particular requirements for progression onto an 8a will be outlined with the successful applicant for an anticipated move into the 8a within 24months.

Training will be available irrespective of grade to support the clinical psychologist to work effectively and meaningfully in the service. Opportunities to complete PGDip/MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology can be considered.

Closing- 14th July 2024

Shortlisting- 15th July 2024

Interview- 26th July 2024

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist evidence based psychological assessment, formulation & therapy, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.

Provide clinical leadership, supervision, consultation and advice on psychological therapies.

Provide clinical consultation and advice to healthcare professionals across all localities.

Support adherence to relevant NICE guidance and clinical governance arrangements.

To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.

Work with the Team/Clinical Manager on service development, leading research and development activities.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Right to Work in the UK

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to work and reside in the UK. During your continued employment with the Trust, you have a personal responsibility to notify your manager as soon as possible should there be any changes to your right to work status.

Regrettably, if the role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Trusts eligibility criteria, the Trust are unable to extend your employment beyond the expiration of your current visa. The Trust is not responsible or liable for ensuring that your employment continues after this period.

As a condition of continuous employment, it essential you maintain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom throughout the duration of your employment with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). Any change in your right-to-work status, including but not limited to visa expiration, revocation, or denial of renewal, may impact your eligibility for employment with the Trust. It is your responsibility to promptly inform your Line Manager of any changes in your right-to-work status immediately and to provide necessary documentation for verification purposes. Failure to obtain or renew your visa in a timely manner is a breach of employment conditions and will result in termination of your employment. We appreciate your attention to this matter and your commitment to fulfilling this requirement promptly

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Clinical leadership experience.
  • Significant experience in relevant area of mental health Practise
  • Application of evidenced based specialist psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service


  • Training in clinical supervision (expected in first year post qualification for clinical psychologists).



  • Doctorate level training in clinical or applied psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical, psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence. AND Accreditation from a recognised Psychological Therapy body e.g. HCPC.


  • Eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status
  • Undertaken post-qualification further training in a specialised area of psychological practice e.g. neuropsychology, CBT, CAT, DBT, solution focused therapy, analytical therapy, systemic / family work etc.
  • Leadership training.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Training in advanced clinical supervision.
  • Training in trauma informed care.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Across the Trust Sites mostly Hillbrook / Hillside Bridge



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