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CAMHS Assistant Psychologist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per annum/Pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Full Time
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This post is an exciting opportunity to work with us on a 12 month 'fixed term' opportunity with the Community CAMHS Service. We have one post in the West, and two in the East of the County.

Our Community teams wants to welcome an Assistant Psychologist to be part of our vibrant and friendly multi disciplinary team. If you are keen to work with children and young people and their families, we'd love to hear from you. Our team is a great to be part of and you'll be offered the support you'll need to further develop your clinical skills.

This post is being offered as a 12 month fixed term opportunity. This post is to cover maternity leave and secondments of the post holders. Its a fantastic opportunity for an assistant psychologist who would like to learn and develop clinical skills within a CAMHS Service.

This opportunity would be supportive towards future career progression in psychology, such as the opportunity to apply for the Masters in Clinical Associate Psychology (CAPs) programme here in Cornwall. We have existing CAPs across teams who are able to provide insight and support about application into this role.

Main duties of the job

To assist, under the direct supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist, the delivery of clinical psychology services for children within CAMHS. There is an emphasis upon evaluation, service outcome, research, and audit. To support and enhance the professional psychological care within clinical psychology services for children and young people with mental health and their families in Cornwall.

To support and enhance CAMHS inclusive of children with mental health difficulties and learning and developmental difficulties. To have a specific role in the evaluation of CAMHS, inclusive of children with mental health difficulties, developmental difficulties and learning disabilities. To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and research projects, teaching, and project work.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A 2nd class honours degree, or higher, in psychology, recognised by the BPS
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
Experience Essential
  • Experience of having completed research projects involving the use of statistical analysis.
  • Experience of some psychometric assessment or testing.
  • Experience of working with parents and children and young people in social care settings.
  • Prior experience of psycho social research

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