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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-357-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Parkside Health Centre
£61,777 to £72,597 per annum pro rata

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 looking for an experienced and dynamic child clinical psychologist to work in Leeds CAMHS as part of an area multi-disciplinary team.

The Role

The post holder will be based in a multi-disciplinary CAMHS team covering the south part of the Leeds area. As well as direct clinical work with children on the CAMHS Emotional Disorders Pathway and Neurodevelopmental Assessment Pathway, you will offer clinical supervision and consultation to other psychologists and non-psychology team colleagues. A key aspect of this role will be supporting team colleagues who are often working with challenging cases and working with the team manager and other senior team colleagues to provide clinical leadership. The post holder will also have a service-wide leadership role, developing and supporting service innovation and applying psychological thinking to a wide range of service challenges and ambitions. You will join a service which prioritizes reflective practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development: you will both contribute to and benefit from this. You will join an enthusiastic group of clinical psychologists which provides professional support, collaborative learning and development opportunities. We have close links with the University of Leeds Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Programme and contribute routinely to teaching and supervision of trainees.

About You

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated clinical psychologist who is looking for a new challenge within a great team. You will enjoy working collaboratively to achieve improved outcomes for children and young people. You will have significant experience working clinically with children and young people. You will be confident working with children and young people who present with complex and often risky mental health difficulties and will have experience supporting and supervising other clinical colleagues to do this safely and effectively. You will be experienced in assessing children for neurodevelopmental difficulties. You will have developed high levels of skill and experience in one or more common therapeutic modalities used in CAMH Services. You will have experience of service evaluation, leadership and delivering innovation.

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. Our organisation has a values-based culture and our focus at all times is on providing the best quality care to every community in Leeds.
Our CAMHS vision is to facilitate specialised mental health care for children, young people and their families within an emotional and mental wellbeing pathway across Leeds through partnership working.

We welcome you to contact us for an informal discussion about this post or to arrange to visit us to find out more.

Please contact Penny Netherwood, Professional Lead for Clinical Psychology (0113 843 2710) or Kate Burns CAMHS Service manager (0113 305 7200).

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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