Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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#JoinUsBeYou and make a difference to a child's life

We are looking to recruit a newly qualified or recently qualified clinical psychologist to join our vibrant, welcoming CAMHS team. This is a part time substantive role working with children and families presenting with a range of mental health challenges, and the post offers a breadth of opportunities for you to develop and hone core clinical skills in assessment, formulation, therapy, consultation and supervision of others. We offer a robust supervision structure and development opportunities in terms of psychological therapies training within the trust and opportunities to access specialist training in line with your own and the team's needs. Clinical psychology is well integrated and valued both within the team and within the CAMHS care hub in Pennine Care FT.

Children's mental health and emotional well-being is a key priority locally and Oldham benefits from strong multi-agency networks and creative approaches to service delivery.

Newly qualified psychologists are well-supported here to make the transition from a training role, with regular clinical and management supervision, access to peer supervision and CPD, and a pacing of caseloads and other duties in order to build confidence and experience, and to lay foundations relevant for your future aspirations. There are opportunities for career progression within the team and across the trust

Main duties of the job

As a member of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS team, the post-holder will provide psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions for children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties, including children with neurodevelopmental conditions.

The post-holder will develop and implement psychological therapeutic plans of care with children, young people and their families.

The post-holder will liaise and work with other agencies regarding the implementation of care and the management of risk, and offer expert consultation to partner agencies and other professionals within the multi-disciplinary team.

The post-holder will provide supervision to some qualified and pre-qualified staff and will be supported to undertake supervision training.

The post-holder is likely to take on discrete areas of responsibility in terms of service delivery, and contribute to service development, which may require use of research skills for audit and policy development.

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 , Tameside & Glossop.

We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

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. Were really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure were 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

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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • doctorate in clinical psychology
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a wide range of care settings, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of psychometric and neuropsychological assessments with young people
  • Experience of child safeguarding
  • experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan under supervision.
  • experience of teaching and training
Knowledge Essential
  • knowledge of child development
  • knowledge of child mental health issues
  • knowledge of child safeguarding issues
  • knowledge of children with complex needs and asd and of services involved with children with complex needs
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • knowledge of national clinical guidance and legislation re cyp and mental health
skillls and abilities Essential
  • skills in using complex psychological assessment methods incl psychometric testing, intervention and mgmt requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • well-developed communication skills - communicating highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, families, professionals.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professionals and non-professionals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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