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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/07/2020.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Band 7/8a

Job Reference: 798-0211H

Employer:
Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services
Department:
CAMHS Herefordshire
Location:
Herefordshire
Salary:
Dependant on Band

As of 1st April 2020 Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services will be transferring to Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. This change will be reflected in any correspondence you receive relating to an offer of employment.

We serve a population of 189,000 spread across 850 square miles of Herefordshire. We offer a wide range of in-patient and community mental health services covering all ages including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal, Working Age and Older People Services. In the most recent CQC inspection the organisation retained its overall rating of good amongst which several services were rated as outstanding.

Herefordshire Mental Health & Learning Disability services employ approximately 400 staff currently.

Recent service developments have included perinatal mental health, personality disorder/complex trauma, liaison & diversion services and Individual Placement and Support Services. We are an innovative forward looking organisation keen to work with people in our aim to improve outcomes for people with mental health and learning disabilities of all ages.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a supportive and innovative CAMHS team offering support to the mental health of children and young people. You would be part of the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team offering highly specialised psychological interventions. There will be ample opportunity to deliver psychological interventions for children and their families, provide training and consultation to other professional and provide leadership, supervision and clinical expertise to other member of the team.

The post would provide opportunity to develop a lead role in developing input to specific vulnerable clients groups: either the assessment and care of children and young people who many have Autistic Spectrum Conditions; or services to Children and young people who have complex difficulties requiring multiagency/risk management support including children living in care or who may be in contact with the Youth Justice Team.

You would be part of a team of Psychologists who offer consultation, supervision, CPD, audit and research and have the opportunity to contribute to the development of effective and appropriate psychology service for children and young people in Herefordshire. The CAMHS team has an excellent track record for supporting all staff to undertake further training and CPD and developing areas of specialist skills and expertise in line with overall service aims.

This post is an exciting opportunity either for an experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, or for a newly qualified Psychologist to begin an exciting career in CAMHS with the opportunity to progress through a perceptorship model. The successful candidate would be registered with HCPC, and be supported to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.

The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision, and has a strong ethos of delivering high quality evidence based psychological therapies and interventions and received an ‘Exemplary’ description by the CQC in a recent SEND inspection (2016). The service has supported practitioners to train in a wide vary of therapeutic approaches including CBT, EMDR, DDP, Theraplay, and supports training delivered by the CYP-IAPT programme.

Herefordshire is a predominately rural county with small market towns and transport links to the city of Hereford. The area offers excellent living and working prospects and a rich cultural life. Nearby are the Wye Valley AONB, the Forest of Dean, the Malvern Hills, the Brecon Beacons National Park and easy access to the M50 and M5. A thriving Arts Centre (The Courtyard) and good schools and colleges contribute to making Herefordshire a great place to live.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all mandatory training including PBM (subject to Occupational Health Clearance). Any training requirements should also be including in the Job Description/Person Specification. In line with national developments and the Transformation of CAMHS, there is a possibility that there will be a requirement for some weekend on call working as part of an urgent care rota.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all new appointments to theTrust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, we will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, 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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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