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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

CAMHS Senior Clinicial Psychologist: Eating Disorder Team

Job Reference: 449-CSP357

Solent NHS Trust
£45,753 - £51,668 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Portsmouth CAMHS is excited to announce that we have recently received new financial investment from the local Commissioning unit to strengthen and enhance the Eating Disorder pathway for children and young people within Portsmouth, who are referred to Portsmouth CAMHS. This means we are now having the opportunity to set up an Eating Disorder team based within the overall Portsmouth CAMHS team.

This new investment means that the Portsmouth CAMHS team has an opportunity to recruit a Senior Clinical Psychologist (30 hours a week) who will work as a fully integrated and valued member of a newly established Eating Disorder team. The Eating Disorder team will be a new team therefore this is an exciting opportunity to be part of the formation of the Eating Disorder team and help to shape the overall service delivery offer. We are looking for dedicated and pro-active professional who would share both our Solent NHS Trust values and Portsmouth CAMHS team ethos. If you have experience of working with eating disorders in children/young people or adults, we would welcome an application from you.

If you are interested in this post but do not feel you have the experience we are looking for at Band 8a level, we will consider applications for candidates to start at Band 7 (full time) with a progression plan for moving into a Band 8a post.

You will work under the guidance of the Eating Disorder Pathway Lead and work both within the clinical and child/young persons’ home setting. You will join other clinicians within the Eating Disorder to offer clinical assessments and individual, group and family-based therapeutic interventions to children and young people who are referred to the Portsmouth CAMHS Eating Disorder Team. The successful candidates will hold a clinical caseload as allocated by the pathway lead and be offered regular 1:1 line management as well as individual, team and therapeutic models clinical supervision. Whilst also having an opportunity to join clinical case discussion meetings, peer supervision groups and regular academic learning events. The successful applicant will also be supported by the wider CAMHS Psychology team and form part of this professional discipline meeting format and be able to access peer psychology support/supervision from this group of CAMHS clinical psychologists.

The Portsmouth CAMHS team is a forward thinking, specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team, working hard to deliver clinical care pathways, using evidence-based practice, to ensure timely and effective interventions are offered to children, young people and their families that maximise mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment.

For further information please contact Alex Millham, Eating Disorder Pathway Lead or Nigel Sampson, Operational Manager on 0300 123 6632

For further information about the current Portsmouth CAMHS Psychology offer please contact Dr Melissa Watts, CAMHS Senior Clinical Psychologist on 0300 123 6632

Portsmouth is located within the county of Hampshire which is a beautiful county with excellent transport network linking with the neighbouring counties of Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Sussex. It is the third largest shire county in the UK and the largest county in South East England. It has many tourist attractions such as the historical Cathedral City of Winchester, National Parks in the New Forest and the South Downs and two of the largest ports (Southampton and Portsmouth) in England, to name a few.



Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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

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