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Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with children, young people and families to join us in Stockport CAMHS. We are a welcoming team who value clinical psychology and have a strong well-being ethos with a supportive, compassionate culture. We are also fortunate to be based in a modern purpose-built suite of clinical spaces and offices.

The role will be based within across our assessment and treatment teams. You will undertake psychological and mental health assessments as part of the assessment team and develop formulations and deliver therapies to children young people and their families. Within the treatment team we are able to offer interventions based on a range of approaches including CBT, DBT, EMDR, IPT, DDP, CFT, Systemic Family Therapy and Psychotherapy. You will be supported in your clinical development by in house training programmes and access to additional training as appropriate. Supervision will be provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and there are also a number of other Clinical Psychologists working in the core CAMHS team, LD CAMHS and with children who are in care, providing good opportunities for personal and professional networking and support.

This post has been created using temporary money but there may be opportunities to apply for a permanent post in the future.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the systematic provision of a high quality specialist clinicalpsychology service to the children and young people who are in the care ofStockport, across all sectors of care.To carry a caseload of children and their families for the purpose of theassessment and treatment of children presenting with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.To supervise and support psychology assistants and trainees in the provision of good quality assessments and treatment.To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychology practice within clinical practice.To utilise research skills for audit and research in agreement with leadpsychologists within the service.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivery of service provision within the parameters of child and adolescent mental health, in a multi-agency context.To provide specialist assessments of children and adolescents referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, direct and indirect observation and interviews with clients, family members and/or carers.To formulate and implement plans for therapeutic intervention or management based on an appropriate conceptual framework, working in home, social services, community, hospital and educational settings where appropriate. Communication of this to the referrer and other relevant professionals.To provide psychological training, advice and consultation to staff from health and other agencies in areas relevant to direct clinical work and to clinical service provision.To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment,treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed bypsychologically based care plans.To contribute a specialist psychological perspective to case planning and multi-agency case conferences and reviews and call multi-professional meetings when appropriate.To communicate highly complex condition-related or contentious or sensitive information where there may be significant barriers to acceptance and to manage ensuing difficult interpersonal situations in the interests of the patients welfare.To undertake emergency assessments incorporating risk assessment.To keep accurate records of work including the compilation of appropriatestatistics.To provide written reports as requiredTo contribute to the in house, working week, on call rota

Person Specification



  • Completing/completed DClinPsy


  • Additional relevant training



  • Experience of working with children, young people and families


  • Experience of working in community CAMHS

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Stopford House




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