Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - CAMHS

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
High Wycombe
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Getting More Help Pathway for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist.

You will be part of our Buckinghamshire Mental Health Service. The service is designed to provide young people with expert help from a single point of access, and is part of the wider multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in association with Barnardos.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining the Getting More Help Pathway within Buckinghamshire, a rapidly evolving service which is committed to adapting to meet diverse and challenging demands and to maintaining high quality specialist assessment and intervention whilst being mindful of throughput, innovation and efficiencies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable, and resourceful individual who is committed to supporting developing services as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, and a keenness to be part of a busy and vibrant pathway.

This is an exciting post and would suit someone who is keen to develop their skills in the Getting More Help pathway. There are opportunities for both band 7 and 8a psychologists and flexibility around the number of sessions worked (from 0.6 to 1 wte).

About us

As an organisation we are mindful of our staffs' well-being and see supervision, support, training and development in post as a priority.

For further information regarding our services please see our website

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

Job description Job responsibilities


To provide a qualified specialist psychology service to clients served by the Getting More Help CAMHS team, providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy to clients and offering advice, consultation and supervision on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non professional carers. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registration as a clinical or counselling psychologist
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, day services and in patient settings. Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threat of physical abuse
Contractual or other requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel between bases and within the community as required for the post. Car owner / driver

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