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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2021.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 798-1816A

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
CAMHS Eating Disorders - He
£47,126 to £53,219 pa

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

CAMHS Eating Disorders Service - Benet Building, Hereford

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a - 22.5 Hours per week


We are recruiting to an exciting new post in our specialist eating disorders team due to significant investment to expand and improve the interventions for children with eating disorders.  You would be joining a group of enthusiastic and hugely experienced eating disorders clinicians and would be a key member of the team leading on the delivery of psychological interventions and supporting the development of the service.  The eating disorders team has excellent supervision, MDT working and ongoing CPD and professional development opportunities.  We would love to hear from clinicians with experience in or a passion for working in the area of eating disorders, who likes to have diversity in their job, is interested in working with young people and their families with complex difficulties, and who likes to think creatively and flexibly about what therapeutic interventions would be useful and effective for young people. 


The Eating Disorders is part of the wider Herefordshire CAMHS service which is a supportive and vibrant team which values innovative thinking, client centered care and a desire to make a difference.  You would be part of the small but dynamic Psychology team within CAMHS who have a significant role in transforming the psychological interventions being offered to children and young people, working closely with and supporting other clinicians in the team.  There would be ample opportunity for shared supervision, CPD and professional development.  There is a positive culture in the service with psychologists regularly offering supervision, consultation and training and the successful post-holder would be supported to embrace these ways of working. 

We are passionate about improving services for children and young people and having a key role in service developments that better meet the needs of young people. The 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.  The CAMHS 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 and there would be plenty of opportunity within this role to undertake further training.  We have expertise in a wide vary of therapeutic approaches including Systemic therapy, ACT, CFT, CAT, CBT, EMDR, DDP and Theraplay.  Relationships are excellent between the eating disorders team and the rest of CAMHS, and with senior management.

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 Trust offers perceptorship opportunities for newly qualified professionals.  Training, supervision and leadership development is available to support the postholder.

There are good links with local clinical training courses in Birmingham and Coventry & Warwick Universities, and regular opportunities to supervise trainee psychologists and contribute to training on the training courses.

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.

We welcome informal expressions of interest and would be keen to chat over what this exciting post involves and how it fits with our wider aspirations for our service.


Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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