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Clinical Psychologist CAMHS

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Fareham Hampshire
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Fareham & Gosport is a friendly and passionate team working with children who present high levels of clinical complexity and risk. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join Our CAMHS team Full time.

This is an ideal post for a newly qualified clinical psychologist, or an experienced Band 7 Clinical Psychologist looking to move into CAMHS work to expand their knowledge and experience.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Psychologist in the team you would contribute to core CAMHS work, including offering Initial Assessments, Reviews and Interventions with children, young people and their families to actively formulate and manage clinical need and risk.

There will be a requirement to support the clinic Duty rota and attend weekly team meetings, as well as offer highly specialist Psychological interventions across care pathways.

The role will provide the opportunity to become involved in delivering evidence-based individual and group interventions as part of our Care Pathways approach, with scope to contribute to specialist work within the Neurodiversity assessment Pathways and Trauma care pathways.

You will be given the opportunity to consider supervisory roles appropriate to your stage of development, as the team includes Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement from doctoral training at the University of Southampton.

About us

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team offering assessments and interventions to children and young people experiencing severe and enduring psychological distress in the context of their mental health needs.

The successful candidate will receive regular supervision from the Senior Clinical Psychologist within the team alongside development and support from Principle Clinical Psychologists in the wider service .

There are regular opportunities to link with other Hampshire CAMHS Clinical Psychologists across the service, as well as access training opportunities offered by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more detailed information see the attached job description and person specification and ensure you meet the criteria before applying

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as approved by the HPC
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological working (assessment, formulation and treatment) with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and residential care settings, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of applied psychology.
  • Knowledge and skills in neuropsychology.
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC.

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