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Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Pennine Care
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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With CAMHS Specialist Services continuing to expand we are really excited to offer a position for an 8a Clinical Psychologist to support the CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Service working across Pennine Care.

With an excellent reputation and strong links to CAMHS and paediatric teams across the GM network, our existing and well-established eating disorder team is developing a new daily intensive treatment pathway following additional investment

As part of a new multi-disciplinary team, the new pathway will reach in to homes and inpatient units, supporting young people, their families and all colleagues involved in their care.

The new pathway will enhance our existing provision for young people aged 8-18 with a primary eating disorder, who live in the boroughs of Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Main duties of the job

Initially involved in pathway design, this permanent role will involve the post-holder contributing to the specialist provision of psychological assessment and interventions, to young people.

The post-holder will hold a caseload and contribute to the development and implementation of psycho-therapeutic and evidence-based treatment plans for children, young people, and families, supported by clinical outcome measures.

Working alongside, nurses, family-based practitioners, and dieticians, with Consultant and admin support, the post holder will routinely liaise with external services, providing specialist advice to other professionals on aspects of risk assessment and management of eating disorders.

The post holder will maintain an appropriate balance of face-to-face client therapy, indirect contacts and supporting other staff, to ensure the most effective use of clinical psychology skills and knowledge.

The post holder will provide professional clinical supervision and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other practitioners, who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

The post holder will contribute to service leadership, as required under the direction of the Clinical Leads.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values. and by doing so will make a positive difference to children and young people's life chances.

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 #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

The CAMHS directorate has excellent links with local university doctoral programmes and is involved in local and national networks for clinical psychologists.

Our CAMHS services were rated as good at the most recent CQC inspection

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

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Qualifications and Essential Requirements:
  • Doctorate in Clinical psychology
  • Substantial experience of working with children, adolescents and families presenting with emotional and behavioural difficulties, family relationship problems including experience of working with young people with eating disorders
  • Assessment and formulation with young people and families in a range of settings and age groups
  • Experience of providing evidence based psychological therapy to children and adolescents
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and line management to team members
  • Interest/passion for improving life experience for CYP/families

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

Person Specification Professional qualification Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Registration with BPS
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist (with demonstrable experience at a specialist level)
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Specialist training in therapeutic work with children, young people and families

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