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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 833-BS-CS-625-18

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for working with families whose children have additional needs to join our small team of Clinical Psychologists employed by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) who work into the Leeds Integrated Children with Additional Needs (ICAN) service. The post is 0.6 sessions to cover Maternity Leave for 12 months.

The team consists of 5 Clinical Psychologists, led by a Principal Clinical Psychologist and supported by a Senior Clinical Psychologist. We work across Leeds, based in the 3 ICAN Hubs. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), providing assessment and intervention for pre-school children referred for Autism Assessments, including the delivery of group-based parent intervention. There are also opportunities to work with families whose children have significant developmental delay but are not on the autistic spectrum. The successful candidate will be encouraged to gain experience working in areas of service development and supervise other members of the MDT or take Psychologists in clinical training, if suitably experienced.

We encourage attendance at the bi-monthly Clinical Psychology meetings to liaise with Clinical Psychologists working in other areas of CAMHS and we work with CAMHS staff who specialise in Learning Disability, including offering joint training.

About you

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental conditions, specifically Autism, and complex needs, or if newly qualified demonstrate a clear interest in this area of work from placements and pre-training clinical posts. They will be passionate about meeting the needs of vulnerable children with complex presentations and will have experience in use of outcome measures and service evaluation.

Please note that due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will need to be able to travel independently across the area and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Helen Edmunds, Principal Clinical Psychologist (07930287077) or Hannah Swan, Senior Clinical Psychologist (07710027061) for further discussion as part of their application.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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