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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 425-A-18-14717

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Services
£31,696-£41,787 p/a pro rata for part time

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist to provide a clinical psychology service to children and their families referred to the Neurodisability team at The Ryegate Childrens Centre. The person appointed will provide assessment and treatment to children as well as advice and consultation to professional colleagues.

We are looking for a candidate with specialist interest and experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental difficulties and their families. Experience of working within a specialist Neurodisability team and particularly of Autism Spectrum Disorders will be an advantage. The post will include a particular focus on assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in preschool and school age children. There will also be opportunities to take part in running parent/carer workshops and to carry out interventions with children and young people who have a range of neurodevelopmental difficulties. The post holder will be encouraged to enhance skills in these areas and be given opportunities to undertake further training as required. Part-time and job share applications will be considered.

Professionally the post holder(s) will join a well established Neurodisability Clinical Psychology service with a growing team of 10 psychologists. Direct supervision will be available from a senior member of this team and there are ample opportunities for peer supervision and support. The Neurodisability team is multidisciplinary and the post holder will have opportunities to work closely with team members across a wide range of disciplines. The Paediatric and Neurodisability team is part of the Community Wellbeing and Mental Health Directorate within the trust and there are close links with colleagues in CAMHS and in paediatrics and opportunities for CPD. There is a large professional group of more than 60 clinical psychologists, systemic family therapists, child psychotherapists and art therapists working within the Trust.

Sheffield is an exciting city with many opportunities professionally and varied leisure opportunities including city life and culture and close proximity to the Peak District.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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