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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2021.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-47086

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Ryegate Psychology
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata for part time

We are seeking to recruit 1.4 Clinical Psychologists to provide a clinical psychology service to children and their families referred to the Neurodisability and Neurology teams at Ryegate Childrens Centre which is part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The person appointed will provide assessment and treatment to children, as well as advice and consultation to professional colleagues. We welcome applications from both current trainees who are due to qualify in the next year and more experienced Band 7s who may be looking for a new challenge.

We are looking for candidates with specialist interest and experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental and/or neurological difficulties and their families. Experience of working within a specialist Neurodisability team (particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders) and/or neuropsychological service would be advantageous. The duties of the post will vary according to service demand but we are interested in candidate’s individual preferences with regards to whether they would wish to work in neurodisability, neurology or both. Please state any preferences in your application form.

Work in the Neurodisability service may include contributing to the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, undertaking cognitive assessments, running parent/carer workshops, and group and individual interventions with children and young people who have a range of neurodevelopmental difficulties. Neurology sees a wide variety of patients but the majority of work carried out by psychologists is the psychometric assessment of children with epilepsy and acquired brain injury.

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 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. Direct supervision will be available from a senior member of this team and there are ample opportunities for peer supervision and support.

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.

Informal enquiries and discussions are encouraged. Please contact Tracy Dyson or Jack Garlovsky in relation to neurology, and Susannah Lewis, Sarah Longley or Rebecca Gumpert in relation to Neurodisability. 0114 2717608.

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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