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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/03/2022.

Clinical Psychologist - Band 7 -8a

Job Reference: 201-22-369

Employer:
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
CAMHS Caradon Team
Location:
Heathlands, Liskeard
Salary:
£47,126 - £53,219 Per Annum

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or a flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.


It’s an exciting time to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cornwall. Where your clinical expertise, training and high level of specialist experience are recognised with a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning.

We are looking for a band 7 or 8a Clinical Psychologists, depending on experience, to join our growing psychology team within Cornwall CAMHS. The CAMHS teams offer a range of services according to the THRIVE model (AFC-Tavistock model) and specialist care pathways. The posts involve offering assessment and intervention for our specialist ‘getting help’ and ‘getting more help’ pathways as well as consultation and support into our newly developed Early Help Network consultation meetings. The post therefore offers a good balance between early help/preventative/consultation work and highly specialist interventions for young people with more acute and complex needs. Training and supervision in a range of interventions to deliver and support our NICE informed care pathways  is supported and encouraged.

In collaboration with Exeter University we have trained a  significant number of Clinical Associate Psychologists to support assessments and deliver CAMHS interventions in school settings. Working alongside these new psychologists, implementing our Psychological Therapies Strategy will be a large part of the role.

Here’s what we can offer you:

  • Being part of an innovative and supportive clinical leadership team dedicated to providing high-quality clinical care.
  • Responsibility for the safe and effective running of the psychology services and excellent working relationships with our commissioners, partners and the agencies we work with.
  • Opportunities for audit, research and leading service modernisation and improvements with the support of a dedicated quality lead.
  • Regular reflective practice, clinical supervision, training and professional development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours to suit you and pay grade depending on your experience

We would love to have an informal conversation with you about these posts and our services in beautiful Cornwall which is a fantastic place to live and work.

This post will be based in the east  of the County,  in North East Cornwall. 

We will consider applicants from newly qualified psychologists for consideration of a developmental post or more experienced candidates for an 8a post.

For an informal discussion please contact Debbie Hunter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on   07775 823437 or Debbie.Hunter@nhs.net

or Rochelle Bones CAMHS Operational Lead  07920 073132  rochelle.bones@nhs.net




We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644


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