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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/06/2020.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-41008

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Ryegate Psychology
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum

An opportunity has arisen within the psychology services at Ryegate Childrens Centre which is part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic 8a clinical psychologist to join our busy team to provide a psychology service to children and families as well as advice and consultation to professional colleagues.

The post holder will join an established multidisciplinary team providing assessments and interventions for children with neurodevelopmental and/or neurological difficulties. The remit of the role will vary according to service demand but a significant proportion of the post will involve completing autism assessments. Therefore extensive experience of assessment of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in particular will be required (preferably including post qualification training). As there will also be aspects of cognitive assessment, post-qualification experience/additional training in this area would also be advantageous. Good communication skills for written report writing and close working with other members of the multidisciplinary team will be essential.

The post is ideally suited to a qualified clinical psychologist with a particular interest and specialist skills developed from experience of working within neurodisability and/or neurology services. Full-time and part time applications will be considered.

Professionally you will join a well-established Neurodisability and Neurology Clinical Psychology service which provides local, regional and national specialist services, through direct patient care, consultation and supervision.

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.

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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 (£45). 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.

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

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