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Clinical Psychologist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to work across 2 of our C-CAMHS Clinics to provide a specialist assessment & therapy service for children in care and care experienced young people. The post holder will also have flexibility to focus on out of area CiC and edge of care referrals coming into the clinics.

The successful candidate will work closely with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council's CiC Social Work Teams, placement providers, carers and virtual school, to provide a specialist service. They will work with other key health professionals and be supported by the Specialist CAMHS Care, Adoption and Permanence Service ( a team of psychologists) . This full-time, permanent post will be located at Shelley Clinic (Bournemouth) for 3 days a week and 2 days in our Poole Clinic. There are opportunities for working in children's social care sites and family hubs. The post holder will contribute towards bringing an attachment and trauma informed approach to care planning and best outcomes for our children in care.

We welcome applicants who are looking for part time working arrangements.

Main duties of the job

You will be working directly with young people and their carers providing a range of assessments and therapeutic work, mainly focused on attachment and trauma informed interventions. You will also provide consultations, supervision, and training to the clinical teams and BCP Council's Social Care Teams. The post holder will have trainees from Southampton University. They will also be expected to contribute to service development and improving the lives of our children in care.

The post holder will work autonomously, focusing on assessment to develop formulations and working with the team around the child to develop shared understanding and approaches.

Supervision from a Clinical Lead Psychologist will be provided and training will be arranged where needed.

Please see the attached Band 8A specific Job Description and Person Specification to ensure that you meet the requirements for this role.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Post-graduate doctorate in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer or with Statement of Equivalence) as accredited by the BPS or HPC.
Essential Essential
  • Relevant work experience and specialist training.
Essential Essential
  • Clinical experience with children and adolescent's mental health.
Essential Essential
  • Ability to use a range of assessment materials (including psychometric tests). Ability to manipulate test materials that require a high level of speed, accuracy and concentration.
Essential Essential
  • Knowledge of legislation, white papers, etc. and implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to Children in Care & CAMHS.

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