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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-102-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Little Woodhouse Hall
£61,777 to £72,597 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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We are seeking an experienced and dynamic consultant clinical psychologist to join our Adolescent Inpatient Service at a really exciting time in the development of this service. Leeds Community Healthcare has been commissioned by NHS England to create an expanded inpatient provision in a new purpose-build unit in Leeds. The successful post-holder will play a key role in shaping this future service so we want passionate and innovative individuals to apply who want to be at the forefront of leading and developing this expanding service.


The Role


The post holder will initially be based in the current Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Little Woodhouse Hall in central Leeds. The clinical team here is well-established and includes psychiatry, nursing, social work, family therapy and occupational therapy colleagues. As well as direct clinical work with young people who have been admitted to the unit, you will offer clinical supervision and consultation to team colleagues. A key aspect of this role will be leading the therapies team in providing a range of approaches and ensuring regular robust formulations are in place for all young people. You will also support team colleagues and work with the team manager and other senior colleagues to provide clinical leadership. The post holder will also have a key role in project work, co-designing the new clinical and operational model that will be implemented when the service expands into the new unit. You will have dedicated time for this service development work in the run-up to the service opening and will then have a full-time clinical leadership role in the service. You will also be part of the broader CAMHS service which prioritizes reflective practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development: you will both contribute to and benefit from this. You will join an enthusiastic group of clinical psychologists which provide s professional support, collaborative learning and development opportunities. We have close links with the University of Leeds Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Programme and contribute routinely to teaching and supervision of trainees.



Who are we?


Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based and inpatient health services across the whole city. Our organisation has a values-based culture and our focus at all times is on providing the best quality care to every community in Leeds. Our CAMHS vision is to facilitate specialised mental health care for children, young people and their families within an emotional and mental wellbeing pathway across Leeds through partnership working.

The new 22 bed adolescent inpatient unit will be based on the St Mary's Hospital site in Armley, West Leeds. It will include high dependency and psychiatric intensive care provision, enabling young people to receive this level of care in Yorkshire for the first time, closer to their homes.


About You


You will be an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated clinical psychologist who is ready for a new challenge. You will have significant experience working clinically with children and young people or young adults. You will be confident working with people who present with complex and often risky mental health difficulties and will have experience supporting and supervising other clinical colleagues to do this safely and effectively. You will have developed high levels of skill and experience in assessment, formulation and one or more common therapeutic modalities used in CAMH Services. You will enjoy working collaboratively to achieve improved outcomes for children and young people. You will have experience of service evaluation, leadership and delivering innovation. You may have experience of working in inpatient settings with adults and be interested in the new challenge of working with younger people.


We are looking to recruit at band 8C and ideally full time but hours could be negotiable.


If you're getting excited just reading this, go ahead and apply.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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