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Clinical Psychologist - CAMHS Learning Disability

Job Reference: 449-CS659

Solent NHS Trust
Childrens Services
£44,606 - £50,819 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Southampton CAMHS team is committed to finding creative ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality and effective interventions that maximise mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment. You will be a core member of the team developing and implementing local services and care pathways. If you enjoy being a part of a team, are creative, seeking a new challenge and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children & young people and their families, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a) to work in, help develop and promote the CAMHS Learning Disability pathway. This post offers an excellent opportunity to be part of two dynamic and supportive teams (CAMHS and LD) with support from the wider Solent Child Psychology team. There is peer support, regular team supervision meetings, group and individual clinical supervision and regular line management meetings. This post will involve work across both the CAMHS clinical site, the SEND 0-25 team based at the Civic Offices and community based work.

The post holder will be a senior clinician within the teams and have responsibilities for service development and supporting and supervising staff to deliver psychological services to children, young people and their families. You would need to have good organisational skills, clinical assessment/problem solving skills and to quickly be able to gain a good rapport with people from a range of backgrounds. Collaborative working with a range of professionals is an important part of this post and it is essential you can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The ability to work both within individual and group-based therapeutic programs of care is also required.

The essential qualities we are looking for in our Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS Learning Disabilities) applicants are:

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, as accredited by the BPS and HCPC registration
  • Post-qualification experience of working with children and young people who present with complex presentation, e.g. mental health difficulties and learning disability
  • Excellent communication skills

For more information about the role, please contact Anastassia Sedikides

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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

UK Registration

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

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