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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Clinical Psychologist Band 8a 1.0 WTE / 37.5 hours.

Newly qualified Clinical Psychologists are invited to apply for this post on a Band 7 Development Post 1.0 WTE / 37.5 hours.

Part time applications are welcome to a minimum of 24 hours p/wk

The post will be based at: The Mount, Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 6AS

The role is within: Children & Young People's Psychological Services (CYPPS) - East Lancashire

We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our busy community services for children, young people & their families. We have the option of appointment to a full time (37.5 hours) 8a post for suitably qualified and experienced candidates, or appointment to a Band 7 development post (37.5 hours) for a newly qualified Clinical Psychologist. We will consider applications from current final year Clinical Psychology trainees qualifying in 2022.

You will join an established service, which includes Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Psychological Therapists, Family Therapist & Trainee/Assistant Psychologists. We are part of Children's Psychological Services & CAMHS across LSCFT & have close links with our local Child Psychiatry Service in East Lancashire.

We support our team to deliver high quality & innovative psychological assessments and interventions with children & young people through consultation, individual, systemic/family & group work.

Main duties of the job

Our team have benefitted from a range of development opportunities including in-house training & specific therapies training & supervision (e.g. PCG, CBT, EMDR, VIG, Theraplay, DDP). There will be opportunities to further develop areas of clinical interest relevant to the employed role.

There will be ample opportunity for post-qualification support, supervision & consolidation of core competencies alongside more experienced colleagues both locally & across the region. All Clinical Psychologists have an agreed Job Plan which protects their core clinical commitments & allocated time for agreed projects. Newly qualified Clinical Psychologists will also be offered a place on our cross-specialty in-house support and CPD program.

There will also be opportunities to support the broader aims of leadership activity through indirect work, delivering training, & service development/audit activities. Where required, we will also support employees to develop competencies in clinical supervision as part of their professional development plan. We have excellent links with the North West Doctorate Clinical Training courses and encourage the team to offer core and specialist placements to trainees.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Clinical Psychologists with extensive knowledge & experience of theory, assessment & intervention with the breadth of complex difficulties experienced by Children, Young People & their Families. Shortlisting will be done against the appropriate Job Description and Person Specification.

Interviews have been scheduled for the week 8th August 2022.

This is an exciting time to join Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust due to a regional service re-design in line with the Thrive model. Thrive places service-users at the heart of service-delivery with a focus on needs-led services and shared decision-making.

Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced CRB Disclosure.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Current registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical)
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
Knowledge Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to children, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both inside and outside the NHS.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children, young people, carers and families presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of working systemically with family and carer groups and establishing the most effective methods of working with children, young people and their carers
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervising

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