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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2020.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 457-20-016-PYY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Barnsley Hosp - Peads Diabetes
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Psychological Services

Psychological Services provides services to the health and social care community in Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham. We are a large group of clinical psychologists, counsellors, family therapists, researchers, consultants and support staff. Our approach is innovative and supportive in maintaining high standards in all areas. We have excellent links with other professional bodies locally and nationally and a healthy and supportive relationship with our Trust, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.


Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Clinical Psychologist – Paediatric Diabetes

Salary: Band 8a (£44,606 - £50,819) per annum pro rata dependent on experience

Location: Barnsley Hospital, Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP

Hours: 18.75 hrs per week (half time post, over 2-3 days).

There is an opportunity to combine this post with additional days working in our Rotherham Services - in Paediatric and Young People’s Diabetes, or with our Child Development Centre if this is of interest to the successful candidate.

Post Ref: 457-20-016-PY

An exciting opportunity has arisen to deliver a Paediatric Psychology service, working within a friendly, dynamic, successful and well established team, with children and young people with diabetes and their families. Applicants will be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist), have post qualification experience of working with children, and enthusiasm for working in a paediatric setting. A Band 7 Clinical Psychologist would be considered with a view to gaining experience and working towards a Band 8a grade. We would welcome your clinical psychology skills and expertise, and aim to create an environment for you to develop personally and professionally.

Psychological care will predominantly be provided in an established outpatient setting at Barnsley Hospital, working directly with children and young people aged 0-19 years of age and their families; and also indirectly through liaison and consultation with the diabetes team and other agencies. The Clinical Psychology service is highly valued by colleagues within the diabetes team. The psychologist will provide psychological services in line with the Diabetes Best Practice Tariff, and will have opportunities to contribute to the service delivered in relevant settings – including school drop ins, young people’s activities and parent support groups. The post holder will attend regular diabetes MDT and operational meetings. The post holder will be part of a vibrant Young Adult Clinic on a Monday evening. There are strong links to CAMHS and social care,

The post holder will work as a sole psychologist within the service, but with a range of support available. The post holder will be part of a strong Health and Medical Psychology Department at Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust which provides a range of services predominantly in Rotherham and Sheffield. Line management is established with Dr Sara Whittaker, and separate clinical supervision is agreed. There are peer supervision and networking meetings with other psychologists working with children across services in Rotherham, and a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Paediatric Psychology service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital to give further opportunity for supervision and links with other psychologists. You will be supported locally by the Diabetes Service Lead Nurses and Service Manager, who will provide good ongoing support and a contact point for any operational matters.

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. All communication for this position will be through NHS Jobs, so please ensure you access your account regularly and turn on notifications.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check, currently up to £48.23, must be met by the successful applicant(s).

For further information, please contact Dr Sara Whittaker, Head of Rotherham and Barnsley Health & Medical Psychology Services on (0114) 2718528, 07766803367 or via email; If you are interested in the post at a different grade or with different (more or less) hours, or in combination with another post, please do not hesitate to contact Sara to discuss.

To find out more about the service, this post and the clinic, please contact the Barnsley Hospital Paediatric Diabetes Lead Nurses: Denise Gibson or Sam Norris on 01226 432519.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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